Retiring Markdown on Save Improved

Last night I released v2.5 of Markdown on Save Improved, which will be the last release of my most popular plugin. I’m retiring it because MoSI v3 is essentially the Markdown module in Jetpack, which I also wrote.

MoSI v2.5 includes a conversion utility to migrate all of your Markdown posts to work with the format that Jetpack’s Markdown module expects. Nothing would have broken, this just lets you keep previous unconverted Markdown revisions. Speaking of which, here’s some of the additional goodness Jetpack’s Markdown module will bring you compared to MoSI:

  • Plays nicely with revisions
  • Always on: MoSI merely defaulted to enabled on a per-post basis. Now you just turn it on for the whole blog.
  • Enhanced GitHub Flavored Markdown-inspired syntax additions (including fenced code blocks)
  • Markdown for comments (separate setting)
  • Better compatibility with shortcodes
  • And, maybe most importantly, responsive support and bug fixes!
Plugins, WordPress

Markdown on Save Improved 2.3 Released

If you haven’t used it, Markdown on Save Improved lets you write Markdown in WordPress without stopping to think about it (including via all of our great mobile apps).

The plugin hadn’t been updated in an embarrassingly long time, but I finally got around to fixing some bugs around mobile publishing and updating the included Markdown Extra library to the latest version. It won’t go without updates so long again.


Move to Subsite Released

Now that I’m working at Automattic, I have this novel thing called free time that I plan to partially use to release a few plugins I’ve had on the backburner for a while.

First up is Move to Subsite. I’ve come across lots of WP sites that initially used categories and/or pages to organize a large site into what amounts to a series of subsites. This approach doesn’t scale, particularly once your organization grows to the point where you want certain people to only have posting rights for that pseudo-subsite.

This is exactly the scenario I ran into when developing the Salvation Army Canada site: each regional territory had a category with a page that pulled in categorized content. My plugin made short work of that: now each division—like the Prairies, for instance—has its own subsite on a network install. Neat and tidy.