Markdown Syntax 1.0

Last modified by Vincent Massol on 2021/03/17 21:06

text_kerningMarkdown 1.0 Syntax Parser and Renderer
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Vincent Massol, XWiki Development Team

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LicenseGNU Lesser General Public License 2.1

Ideally should be installed in XWiki 8.2M2+. However, can also be installed on older versions, see below.


This extension has been broken since XWiki Standard 10.2 and has now been removed. You should use the Markdown Syntax 1.2 instead. Thus, you should migrate your pages written in markdown/1.1 syntax to markdown/1.2.

In order to prevent users from installing it, this extension has been made uninstallable with the Extension Manager. We're still keeping this documentation page for historical reasons for the moment.

This version support the features provided by the PegDown parser, including Markdown extensions such as Markdown Extras.


Prerequisites & Installation Instructions

We recommend using the Extension Manager to install this extension (Make sure that the text "Installable with the Extension Manager" is displayed at the top right location on this page to know if this extension can be installed with the Extension Manager).

You can also use the manual method which involves dropping the JAR file and all its dependencies into the WEB-INF/lib folder and restarting XWiki.

The installation depends on the version of XWiki you have:

  • XWiki >= 8.2M2: Nothing special, works fine without any manual setup.
  • XWiki == 8.2M1: If you're installing on Jetty, you need to replace the jython-standalone-2.7.0-xwiki-2.jar JAR in WEB-INF/lib by this one
  • XWiki < 8.2M1, XWiki < 8.1 or XWiki < 7.4.4:
    • You need to remove the existing XWiki Markdown JARs that were bundled at that time (and which have been removed in XWiki 8.2M1). To do so remove the following 2 JARs: WEB-INF/lib/xwiki-rendering-syntax-markdown10-<version>.jar and WEB-INF/lib/xwiki-rendering-syntax-markdown11-<version>.jar.
  • You'll need to install the extension JAR (and its dependencies) manually in WEB-INF/lib (i.e. as a core extension). This is caused by the following bug that was fixed in XWiki 7.4.4, 8.1 and 8.2M1.

Also note that when installed with the Extension Manager, the extension needs to be installed "on Farm".


Dependencies for this extension ( 8.5.4):

  • org.xwiki.contrib.markdown:syntax-markdown-markdown10-common 8.5.4

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