I switched to Wordpress as Blogger was mangling my markup (some bug spewing <br> everywhere).

Now I noticed Wordpress supports markdown, which is even better.

I enabled Markdown following the Wordpress support page. Yet markdown formatting isn't working for me. E.g. if I type *foo* in the HTML tab, I see "*foo*" in the Visual tab (and no italics).

Note that I had to go into "WP admin", below "Settings" in the menu, and then go to the "Settings" menu there, to enable markdown.

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The "Visual" tab doesn't expand Markdown to HTML. Use the Preview button instead.

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