As a developer I'm so very used to writing markdown, I don't even think about doing so any more.
All major platforms I use support it:
* stack exchange
* Jekyll (used for Magento devdocs and other github pages)
* ...and many more
I would like to be able to use it with the Magento forums, too.
Having to use some custom markup feels awkward to me. being able to use Markdown would make me feel much more at home here.
Even if it's only a subset like inline code, code blocks, bold, underline and quotes that would be a real improvement.
##Yes I like this idea
This used to exist here but along the way something happened to it. Markdown should be back on the forums at some point this week.
Implemented! Let me know if you notice it missing anywhere but we should be good.
**Thanks** for the update! _I am happy_ that markdown will work or is working.
Testing Fenced Code Block
Testing Code Block via indention
* List with * asterixs
- List with - dashes
How about a link to the [markdown specs](https://daringfireball.net/projects/markdown/syntax)?
Hm, no luck. Above the input box I get the option for Rich Text, for HTML, but no Markdown. Anything I'm missing?
Ah, I may have misunderstood your request @Vinai. For some reason I simply read as code syntax styling. If you use the Insert Code button on the toolbar, you can include code snippets that way (using prettify.js).
Will that work for what you need or are you specifically seeking markdown?
I was specifically asking about markdown since it's such a well known and convenient syntax (see the examples listed in the original post). Using the buttons feels kind of clunky in comparison. But maybe that's just because I'm so used to markdown nowadays.