As a result of a request from a reader of this blog, I have prepared a new Joomla extension which I have christened “jMarkdown” to partner with jTextile. Why would I do this? Well I remain absolutely convinced that even the best of the WYSIWYG editors for blogs and CMS are basically useless when it comes to editing text or restyling content. Wherever possible I use “Textile markup”:http://textism.com/tools/textile/ for content intended for publication via the HTML. This is a matter of personal preference, many others use “Markdown”:http://daringfireball.net/projects/markdown/. Elsewhere in this blog you’ll find jTextile, a Joomla 1.5 extension which supports the textile syntax
Anyway, jMarkdown allows you to prepare articles for Joomla 1.0 using the “Markdown”:http://daringfireball.net/projects/markdown/ syntax. jMarkdown, when activated, will convert the text into html for display purposes.
You can download jMarkdown “here”:http://s3.amazonaws.com/files.4results.biz/jMarkdown.zip. This is a prerelease version and does not include any documentation. Just install the extension and activate the plugin in your Joomla 1.5 site.
As usual feel free to comment or ask questions here.