Ghost is a relatively new content management system (CMS) for blogging that competes with older, established CMS products like WordPress and Drupal. Ghost is an open source project renowned for its speed, simplicity, and ease of use. Markdown support is standard and available out-of-the-box.
There are a couple minor compatibility issues noted below but, generally speaking, Ghost has solid Markdown support. The live editor is fairly intuitive and seems like a good choice for bloggers. Copying and pasting Markdown-formatted text into the editor works the way you’d expect it to.
Ghost provides support for the following Markdown elements.
|Line Breaks||Yes||You can use a trailing backslash (
|Blockquotes||Partial||Nested blockquotes are not supported.|
|Ordered Lists||Partial||Indented list items (nested lists) are not supported.|
|Unordered Lists||Partial||Indented list items (nested lists) are not supported.|
|Fenced Code Blocks||Yes||Syntax highlighting is supported.|
|Heading IDs||Partial||Automatically generated. There's no way to set custom heading IDs.|
|Automatic URL Linking||Yes|
|Disabling Automatic URL Linking||Yes|
As an added bonus, Ghost provides support for several obscure elements.
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