Markdown Support with DNN Blog Posts

What is Markdown

Markdown is a plain text formatting syntax for writers. It allows you to quickly write structured content for the web, and have it seamlessly converted to clean, structured HTML.

Back in 2004, Apple pundit John Gruber came up with the idea after becoming frustrated by writing long, laborious HTML tags to properly format his content. He devised a simple writing system which would make web based documents both easier to write, and easier to read in their raw state.

Here’s a quick example of Markdown in action:

The *quick* brown fox, jumped **over** the lazy [dog]( 


The quick brown fox, jumped over the lazy dog.

With just a couple of extra characters, Markdown makes rich document formatting quick and beautiful.

Why Markdown integrated with DNN

Even if DNN known as best CMS in .net platform, plus some excellent WYSIWYG editors, such as CKEdior and RadEditor, it interrupts writing with some weird issues from time to time; WYSIWYG makes it easy to write poor HTML. So we try to find alternative instead of WYSIWYG Editor, a quicker, more efficient way to publish web texts.

Markdown mirrors HTML. When you write in Markdown you’re thinking about structure and meaning, not appearance. Quality control is easier in Markdown than WYSIWYG.

With best blogging module #SunBlogNuke, we will help you get started into the wonderful world of Markdown in DNN! Blogging your way and enjoy life. :)

Helpful links you may be interested in

Markdown Syntax

How to Write Faster, Better & Longer: The Ultimate Guide to Markdown

A guide to using Markdown to write blog posts