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Logical-Arts Markdown for Joomla: a pragmatic and efficient plugin designed for content managers and developers seeking a more streamlined, technical approach to content management within the Joomla ecosystem. This plugin facilitates the dynamic loading of Markdown content into Joomla articles, bypassing traditional, static content entry methods for a more automated, maintenance-friendly workflow.

All tools for using Markdown in Joomla have one thing in common - the article is ultimately saved in the database.
But what can you do if, for example, an external tool creates outputs and you want to display them dynamically?
Or if there are documents that are subject to frequent changes and it would be extremely cumbersome to change the article in the backend every time?

This is where Logical-Arts Markdown comes into play.
Logical-Arts Markdown is designed to inject Markdown texts from a file directly into articles. There are countless scenarios where it becomes significantly easier, or even solely possible, to import dynamic content into an article through this method.

What is Markdown?

Markdown is a lightweight markup language with plain-text formatting syntax. Its main design goal is to be as readable and straightforward as possible, making it easy for humans to write and read. Markdown files normally have the extension .md or .markdown.

The syntax allows you to do many things you might want to do with HTML, such as adding headings, links, images, lists, and formatted text, but in a much simpler way. For example, to make text bold in Markdown, you wrap it with two asterisks (**bold**), which is more intuitive than using HTML's <strong>bold</strong> tags.

Markdown was created in 2004 by John Gruber, with substantial contributions from Aaron Swartz, with the goal of enabling people to write using an easy-to-read and easy-to-write plain text format, and optionally convert it to structurally valid XHTML (or HTML).

Since its creation, Markdown has become extremely popular, especially in the world of software development and among content creators for websites, documents, notes, and books. It's supported by many platforms like GitHub, Reddit, and Stack Overflow, as well as blogging platforms and documentation tools. Markdown's simplicity and versatility make it a preferred choice for content creation and online communication.

 

Overview:

  • include Markdown files into your content
  • include Markdown text into your content
  • Options
    - Enable Breaks - Output will translate newlines into <br />
    - Markup Escaped - HTML-Tags in input will be translated to visible tags
    - URLs linked - URLs generated as clickable links
    - Safe Mode - Do not allow invalid formating
    - Strict Mode - Do not allow invalid formating

 

System Requirements

Joomla 4/5
PHP minimum 8.1

 

Free / Pro comparison

Free Version

No subscription

Basic Features

  • Load markdown from file
  • Include Markdown text
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Pro Version

1 Year subscription

Basic Features plus:

  • Multiple options available
  • Include simple text files
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