I love Markdown. It’s super easy to remember and write. I think that it looks less cluttered when you’re writing (especially links) and it gets a bunch of HTML markup out of your way.
What I hate is the WordPress support for it in the editor. I’ve never found a plugin that works properly. Either we have issues with shortcodes that have more than one
_ in them or we have issues with custom post types not picking up the markdown.
When the markdown isn’t parsed you end up with the user seeing all the funny marks in my copy. That is simply not acceptable.
At this point I’ve resolved to stop putting markdown in the WordPress editor. I still write in it in Byword but I copy the HTML out and paste that HTML in to the WordPress editor.
Have any of you found a great Markdown plugin for WordPress?