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
  • Rod Green commented
    January 27, 2017 13:36

    Here are some examples:

    # This is an H1
    ## This is an H2
    ###### This is an H6
    ------------------------------
    This is [an example](http://example.com/ "Title") inline link.
    [This link](http://example.net/) has no title attribute.
    

    Will produce:

    <p>This is <a href="http://example.com/" title="Title">
    an example</a> inline link.</p>
    <p><a href="http://example.net/">This link</a> has no
    title attribute.</p>
    ------------------------------
    _single underscores_ **double asterisks** __double underscores__

    will produce:

    <em>single asterisks</em>
    <em>single underscores</em>
    <strong>double asterisks</strong>
    <strong>double underscores</strong>
     
  • Adrian Roach commented
    August 23, 2017 23:58

    Absolutely a necessity these days. Maybe if someone wants to make a site about their npm or github package they could just copy and paste their markdown docs as a collection and run it through that.

  • Casey Schorr commented
    August 30, 2017 17:41

    Really need this. Looking at systems like Contentful and Static Site Generators, everything else supports Markdown, it's the new standard for content portability!

  • Kirill Zubovsky commented
    December 03, 2017 03:18

    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.

  • Vlad Magdalin commented
    December 03, 2017 05:18

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

  • Ben Cooley commented
    February 08, 2018 00:03

    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.

  • IT Services commented
    March 21, 2018 19:56

    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.

  • Craig Hynes commented
    March 27, 2018 01:58

    Surprisingly absent

  • Jean-Pierre Stopinski commented
    November 06, 2018 13:23

    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!

  • Alexandre S. commented
    11 Jan 15:16

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

  • Neil Taylor commented
    01 Sep 15:42

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