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:


  • Rod Green
  • Jan 26 2017
  • 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.

  • Casey Schorr commented
    30 Aug, 2017 05:41pm

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

  • Adrian Roach commented
    23 Aug, 2017 11:58pm

    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.

  • Rod Green commented
    27 Jan, 2017 01:36pm

    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>
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