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.

Ghost blog editor

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 Markdown Support

Ghost provides support for the following Markdown elements.

Element Support Notes
Headings Yes
Paragraphs Yes
Line Breaks Yes You can use a trailing backslash (\) instead of trailing whitespace.
Bold Yes
Italic Yes
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.
Code Yes
Horizontal Rules Yes
Links Yes
Images Yes
Tables No
Fenced Code Blocks Yes Syntax highlighting is supported.
Footnotes Yes
Heading IDs Partial Automatically generated. There's no way to set custom heading IDs.
Definition Lists No
Strikethrough Yes
Task Lists No
Automatic URL Linking Yes
Disabling Automatic URL Linking Yes
HTML Yes

Support for Additional Syntax Elements

As an added bonus, Ghost provides support for several obscure elements.

Element Markdown Rendered Output
Subscript H~2~O H2O
Superscript X^super^ Xsuper

See Also

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