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Using Markdown on WordPress.com

You can use Markdown on your WordPress.com blog for posts, pages and comments. This document will detail how to enable Markdown on your blog.

The instructions from this guide are referring to the WP Admin dashboard. You can get to this dashboard by adding /wp-admin to the end of your site’s url (e.g.: example.wordpress.com/wp-admin)

Enabling Markdown

Markdown can be enabled for posts and pages in your dashboard, under SettingsWriting, and for comments, under SettingsDiscussion. Once enabled, it will be available to all users on your blog. To enable Markdown for posts and pages, go to SettingsWriting in your dashboard, and check the box labeled Your posts will be run through the Markdown text processor. Click on Save Changes at the bottom of the page to apply. You will now be able compose posts and pages using Markdown.

Enabling Markdown for posts and pages

Enabling Markdown for posts and pages

To enable Markdown for comments, go to SettingsDiscussion in your dashboard, and check the box labeled Comments will be run through the Markdown text processor. Click on Save Changes at the bottom of the page to apply. Visitors to your blog will now be able to compose comments using Markdown.

Enabling Markdown for comments

Enabling Markdown for comments

See this page for more information on using Markdown while writing posts.

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Enabling Markdown for Business Plan Sites Using Plugins

The instructions from this guide are referring to the WP Admin dashboard. You can get to this dashboard by adding /wp-admin to the end of your site’s url (e.g.: example.wordpress.com/wp-admin)

To enable Markdown for posts and pages, go to Jetpack Settings → Writing in your dashboard, and check the switch for Write posts or pages in plain-text Markdown syntax. You will now be able to compose posts and pages using Markdown.

enable markdown for post and pages

To enable Markdown for comments, go to Jetpack Settings → Discussion in your dashboard, and check the switch for Enable Markdown use for comments. Visitors to your blog will now be able to compose comments using Markdown.

Enable markdown for comments

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