Opened 7 years ago

Last modified 15 months ago

#3164 new enhancement

Plugin Readme Standard > Update Markdown formatting

Reported by: barryhughes's profile Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Component: Plugin Directory Keywords:


The WordPress Plugin Readme Standard implies that readmes follow the Markdown rules detailed here (Daring Fireball).

However, that doesn't seem to be so (indented code blocks aren't respected, as an example). In #2655 (comment 2), though, it mentions that Markdown Extra is the library that is actually used.

If that's correct, can we swap out the Daring Fireball reference for the Markdown Extra one?

Change History (3)

#1 @SergeyBiryukov
7 years ago

  • Component changed from General to Plugin Directory

#2 @joostdevalk
7 years ago

This probably explains the issue in #2931 too.

#3 @zodiac1978
15 months ago

Updated link to readme.txt:

Still linking to

And as is still marked as maybelater we could add a note to the FAQ section that backticks are not possible here (or even better we finally fix this issue)

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