One thing that's so nice about Stack Exchange is the markdown preview. You can type in code, and have it instantly rendered to make sure it looks like it should.

The Blogoverflow community blogs do support markdown, although this isn't well-known. Most people use the built-in WordPress WYSIWWGFU editor, which is a pain to use.

Pagedown is SE's implementation of the WMD markdown editor. It's open source, and even if it weren't, SE has the source because they use it everywhere else. It's built with JavaScript, so it should be pretty easy to implement as a WordPress plugin for use on the SE blogs.

I still want a proper integrated blogging platform, but in the meantime, could a markdown preview please be added to the existing WordPress blogs? It would make blogging for Stack Exchange sites significantly easier and more enjoyable.

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    I support this.
    – user102937
    Aug 13, 2012 at 23:33
  • I second Mr. Harvey's support for this.
    – wax eagle
    Aug 16, 2012 at 15:49
  • Anything that makes people actually want to comment makes the blogs better and makes people who write the on blogs, like me, want to write more which, I hope would make the blog better and have less run on sentences. Aug 16, 2012 at 17:41
  • I was thinking this would primarily be for blog authors, but if we could get at least comment-flavored markdown in the comments, that'd be great too.
    – nhinkle
    Aug 16, 2012 at 18:11
  • I support this.
    – studiohack
    Sep 5, 2012 at 18:02


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