Edit Markdown with style

Published: 2018-03-14 in Piranha CMS by Håkan Edling

I'm very happy to announce that version 4.3 will contain a major update for editing Markdown in Piranha. We will now bundle and use the Markdown editor SimpleMDE for all MarkdownFields.

Editor features

The SimpleMDE editor has the following features enabled in the Piranha manager:

  • Bold
  • Italic
  • Headings
  • Quotes
  • Lists
  • Links
  • Images
  • Full-screen editing

Besides the built in features Piranha will add the following:

  • Image integration with media library
  • Link integration with internal page & post links.

Some screenshots

Here are some screenshots of the new editor in the manager.

Main editor

The editor with side-by-side preview in standard desktop mode.

Main editor

Media integration

Selecting an image from the media library.

Media integration

Full-screen mode

Side-by-side editing in full-screen mode.

Full screen


The new markdown editor will be available in the first alpha release for 4.3. For those who can't wait you can try it out by getting the source code from GitHub.