Enable Markdown syntax in rich text elements

The ability to use the markdown language in rich text fields will allow non-technical collaborators to quickly and easily format text without needing access to the Webflow core toolset. Markdown is widely used in many CMS and editing systems where collaboration is spread across many job functions.

Here's a link to the syntax:

https://daringfireball.net/projects/markdown/syntax

  • Rod Green
  • Jan 26 2017
  • EB commented
    31 Aug 11:50am

    A must-have for every modern web workflow!

  • Michael Wells commented
    7 Aug 01:10am

    For anyone needing this now, you can add this support using showdown.js and a bit of jQuery. You can place your markdown code inside of HTML Embeds, which are now supported inside of Richtext content, and can be stored in the CMS.

    Bonus, you can create HTML tables this way, also using Markdown.

    https://codepen.io/memetican/pen/GRxdzQX

  • William Ruiz Morales commented
    15 Jul 05:35pm

    This would be great, less marketing more markdown Vlad!


  • Evan Frawley commented
    11 Feb 07:29pm

    Hey everyone! I had this EXACT same problem.

    So I build a chrome extension to convert markdown that is copy/pasted into the rich text field :)

    Here's the link: https://www.fake.so/magicpaste

  • Clayton Dukes commented
    3 Nov, 2021 08:45pm

    PLEASE PLEASE do this. My company is migrating to Webflow and this is now a 100% show-stopper for us. The current editor is absolutely horrific. We can't even add ordered lists.

  • Alex Lazar commented
    4 May, 2021 12:33pm

    This would be really helpful especially when you use Zapier and getting text from other apps.

  • Gianfranco Suito commented
    4 Mar, 2021 07:56pm

    please. please. please. do this!

  • Dávid Lévai commented
    26 Dec, 2020 12:57pm

    Fully into it! It'd really help. The current Rich text editor is too simple. Markdown should help. Especially with syntax highlighting in rich text.

  • Serverless Guru commented
    11 Oct, 2020 06:29pm

    Hey there, this is really critical to have markdown support, we were planning to do a massive migration from Medium to Webflow for all of our blog content and push them into webflow using markdown format.

    We have the markdown files, but it appears we aren't able to make this work..

    Any updates?

    Will markdown be supported in the near future or should we look into alternatives?

    Thank you!

  • Shane O'Donnell commented
    9 Jul, 2020 04:00pm

    did anything happen with this?

  • Gael Blanchemain commented
    10 Nov, 2019 02:51pm

    and still no response? It's been 2 years now. Are you guys at Workflow too busy selling "business integration" to take care of your actual users? (devs)

  • Neil Taylor commented
    1 Sep, 2019 03:42pm

    Helps when drafting on iOS and other text editors or when collaborating...

  • Alexandre S. commented
    11 Jan, 2019 03:16pm

    Completely a must-have as we can spread the same text on several different platforms

  • Jean-Pierre Stopinski commented
    6 Nov, 2018 01:23pm

    Due to markdowns recent popularity spike, i fully support this!
    Take care when implementing the syntax though, due to various common "flavors" or "interpretations".

    Would be awsm if CMS compatible!

  • Craig Hynes commented
    27 Mar, 2018 01:58am

    Surprisingly absent

  • IT Services commented
    21 Mar, 2018 07:56pm

    I'm 100% behind this. This addition would be incredible for us. We could keep all of our markdown inside of our git repo and make pull requests for review. Things like showing code snippets or tables are make the sites that much better.

  • Ben Cooley commented
    8 Feb, 2018 12:03am

    This is definitely a must. 

    So much content in markdown format for creators of apps and services that the lack of markdown support is actually a problem.

    We currently are splitting our site between Readme.io and WebFlow for just this reason.  Pages on Readme.io are easily editable by our product team, none of which know or understand CSS or can really in any practical way use the WebFlow editor for updating or adding new pages.

  • Vlad Magdalin commented
    3 Dec, 2017 05:18am

    Hey Kirill, it is possible to style elements inside Rich Text blocks - check out this tutorial: https://university.webflow.com/article/rich-text

  • Kirill Zubovsky commented
    3 Dec, 2017 03:18am

    Love everything I see in Webflow but Markdown seems like a must-have in order to: (1) properly format rich text (2) export text out of Dropbox / Medium ...etc.

     

    Unless of course, is there a way to style elements inside a rich text blog, but I haven't found a way to do it.

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