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Markdown editor is a plug-in editor for BUEditor and provides a toolbar and dialogs for creating and editing Markdown and Markdown Extra markup.

Supported Markdown tags

  • Header
  • Italics
  • Bold
  • Code (inline and block)
  • Quote
  • Ordered list
  • Unordered list
  • Definition list
  • Table
  • Abbreviation/acronym
  • Footnote
  • Link
  • Image
  • Paragraph break
  • Horizontal rule


  • Install this module using the official Backdrop CMS instructions at

  • Go to Configuration > Content Authoring > BUEditor admin/config/content/bueditor.

  • Edit the markdown editor in BUEditor's settings.

  • In "Role-editor assignments" section select the roles that may use the Markdown editor.


Ajax markup is highly recommended to get nice previews. Install it before you activate Markdown editor and it will automatically use it when setting up the editor buttons.


This project is GPL v2 software. See the LICENSE file in this directory for
complete text.

Current Maintainers


Ported to Backdrop by Herb v/d Dool

This module was originally written for Drupal Drupal maintainers are: frjo, solipsist.

The new icons are contributed by SthlmConnection, Sweden.