Markdown Extra plugin for b2evolution

I love Markdown and use it for all my blogs independent of blog-system (I currently use WordPress, Serendipity and b2evolution and Markdown is perfect in that sense). It’s lightweight and beats any WYSIWYG editor on the market ;)

There was a Markdown plugin for b2evo, but it didn’t work with the new plugin API (and the author hadn’t updated the post since 2004) so I decided to make one myself.

The .zip contains everything you need, including the PHP Markdown Extra package by Michel Fortin


Click here to download the plugin


That’s it. Let me know if you experience any problems.


Comment by Glenn on 2006-11-10 21:51:11 +0000

Im tring to figure out how I can use markdown, I down loaded the file and installed it into my plugin dir. but I dont see any chance in the back office after I installed the plug in

Comment by Bjørn on 2006-11-10 23:38:51 +0000

Hi Glenn,

there are no changes in the back office. You just start using it in the editor. Use the mardown syntax when writing text.

Check out the Markdown tutorial here:

Comment by Robert Brewer on 2008-04-01 07:33:13 +0000

Thanks heaps! This is the one plugin I was really worried about upgrading from b2 0.9 to 2.4.1. One wget and an [Install] click later and I’ve got markdown back. You rock.