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Is it possible to have Markdown integration for Blogger? How can I do it if possible? Is there some sort of plugin or JavaScript trick that I can use to modify my template to make it support Markdown?

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You could use StackEdit (I'm the developer). It's a web-based Markdown editor and it allows you to publish your document (Markdown or converted HTML) on different sites. Amongst others, you can post on Blogger.

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+1. This seems pretty good for streamlining the process of posting to blogger. I've typically been using pandoc to convert a post to HTML and then pasting it into blogger. Nonetheless, the tricky bit comes when you want to edit an existing blogger post. Ideally, it would be as simple as clicking edit on the post and editing the markdown. But StackEdit along with other options don't seem to support this. –  Jeromy Anglim Apr 27 '13 at 5:18
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You can edit your document and update the post by clicking the "publish" button in the navigation bar (not the one in the menu). If you publish it again with the menu, you will have 2 different posts of the same document, which you can list by clicking "Manage publishing". –  benweet Apr 27 '13 at 9:48
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I also recommend StackEdit: it works great and has already a good community. I wrote an article with few suggestions about this topic: How to use Markdown to edit Blogger posts. I hope it is useful for you. –  Gianluca Casati Feb 14 at 14:12
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Where exactly do you want Markdown authoring to be available?

If it's for posts that you write, then the modification would need to be to Blogger's editor, not to your template: even if you write in HTML mode rather than Compose mode, Blogger still validates the HTML before publishing the post.

An alternative for posts would be if you want to publish via mail2Post. In that case, it would be reasonable to look for some on-line service that accepts Markdown-formatted content that you provide, converts it to HTML and then send it to an email address that you provide (your "secret-words" address from Blogger).

Another alternative is Windows Live Writer - but I'm not sure if it would support Markdown. And even if it does, AFAIK once a Blogger post is made with WLW, it can only be edited with WLW and not with Blogger's regular post-editor.

On the other hand, if you want Markdown format to be available for comments, then yes I could imagine some 3rd party commenting systems could be integrated, but I'm not sure what they are - perhaps Disqus (definitely works with Blogger) allows Markdown?

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It is possible, just follow this link. It does work fine.

http://dvdotsenko.blogspot.in/2012/08/markdown-with-blogspotcom-and-bloggercom.html

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Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference. –  Sathya Apr 17 '13 at 3:11
    
I think you can read. I just tried to help you here, and you down-vote too? Stackoverflow is getting like another troll place, because of people like you. –  pajju Apr 18 '13 at 8:47
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I didn't downvote you earlier, so here's downvote to prove that. This isn't Stack Overflow, this is Web Applications. It isn't a question of 'reading', if that blog goes down/removed, your so-called answer is worthless. And pointing out what's wrong with this answer and how you can improve it isn't 'trolling', it's called constructive criticism –  Sathya Apr 18 '13 at 9:16
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