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MarkdownDeep Editor

The "MarkdownDeep Editor for Umbraco" is a data-type that allows you to write your content using MarkdownDeep syntax.

Configuration options are available to enable/disable the EditorUI.

This package is a fork of "Markdown Editor for Umbraco" developed by "leekelleher" (visit http://markdown4umb.codeplex.com/).

"MarkdownDeep Editor for Umbraco" uses MarkdownDeep instead of MarkdownSharp, that adds table feature with alignment, colspan and head-style attributes to any table cell.

MarkdownDeep Editor allow detailed level of customization. You can enable/disable:

  • safeMode: only safe markup
  • extraMode: enables MarkdownExtra extensions
  • markdownInHtml: allow markdown syntax in nested html
  • autoHeadingIDs: automatically generate IDs for headings
  • newWindowForExternalLinks: new window for external links (target=_blank)
  • newWindowForLocalLinks: new window for local links (target=_blank)
  • noFollowLinks: add rel=nofollow to all external links
It is possibile to utilize custom Markdown formatter: add class in App_Code folder. This class will be inherits from Xilium.MarkdownDeepEditor4Umbraco.TextFormatter.TextFormatterBase, with "DefaultTextFormatter" attribute declaration.
using Xilium.MarkdownDeepEditor4Umbraco.TextFormatter;
public class MyMDDFormatter : TextFormatterBase {
private Xilium.MarkdownDeep.Markdown _instance = null;

public MyMDDFormatter(DataEditor dataEditor, Options options)
: base(dataEditor, options) {

this._instance = new Xilium.MarkdownDeep.Markdown();
this._instance.SafeMode = true;
this._instance.ExtraMode = true;
this._instance.MarkdownInHtml = false;

public override string Transform(string value) {
return this._instance.Transform(value);


News in 2.1.0 version:

  • add default css file to render Preview area. It defines titles, paragraph and tables tag.
  • add setting option to define custom className for Editor control.
  • add setting option to define custom css file to import for define custom Preview.

News in 2.1.1 version:

  • updated Xilium.MarkdownDeep.dll.

MarkdownDeep syntax

For a reference to MarkdownDeep and its syntax please visit: https://github.com/Xilium-it/MarkdownDeep

Project page: https://github.com/Xilium-it/MarkdownDeepEditor4Umbraco

Package owner

Flavio Spezi

Flavio Spezi

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Package Compatibility

This package is compatible with the following versions as reported by community members who have downloaded this package:
Untested or doesn't work on Umbraco Cloud
Version 8.7.x (untested)
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Package Information

  • Package owner: Flavio Spezi
  • Created: 23/08/2013
  • Current version 2.1.1
  • License MIT
  • Downloads on Our: 1754