Markdown Fieldtype

Write Markdown with the help of formatting buttons, assets integration, fullscreen mode, a Markdown cheatsheet, and HTML preview mode. What more do you need?

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Behold! The Markdown Fieldtype!


Markdown has been around since 2004. One fateful day in December, John Gruber published his spec and first version of the Markdown parser. Since that day (it was a Friday), Markdown has grown wildly in popularity, and today has become the de facto standard format for writing portable content.

Back in 2004 there was just one flavor: John’s. Today’s landscape has many variations, parsers, extensions, and standards groups. The most widely accepted feature set is Github-Flavored Markdown, or GFM for short.

Statamic uses the Parsedown library to support GFM, along with Markdown Extra to enable tables, special attributes like classes and ids on block-level elements, and fenced code blocks.

Data Structure

The data will be saved exactly as written – a Markdown string.

## Overview

This is the Markdown fieldtype. It's for writing [Markdown](, an easy-to-read, easy-to-write plain text format that magically transforms into HTML.


The Markdown content will be automatically transformed into HTML through augmentation. You need only use the variable and the rest is done for you.

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<p>This is the Markdown fieldtype. It's for writing <a href="">Markdown</a>, an easy-to-read, easy-to-write plain text format that magically transforms into HTML.</p>

Dark Mode

The Markdown fieldtype also has a dark mode when in fullscreen for those of you who like that sort of thing.

Dark Mode for Markdown
😎 Sunglasses off.

Config Options

automatic_line_breaks boolean

Automatically convert line breaks to <br> tags. Default: true.

automatic_links boolean

Automatically links any URLs in the text. Default: false.

container string

Set the name of an asset container to enable browsing, uploading, and inserting assets.

escape_markup boolean

Escapes inline HTML markup. For example, <div> will be replaced with &lt;div&gt;. Default: true.

folder string

The folder (relative to the container) to begin browsing. Default: the root folder of the container.

restrict_assets bool

If true, navigation within the asset browser will be disabled. Your users will be restricted to specified the container and folder. Default: false.

smartypants boolean

Automatically convert straight quotes into curly quotes, dashes into en/em-dashes, and other similar text transformations. Default: false.

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