A Markdown editor allows you compose posts and write comments with links, lists, and other styles using regular characters and punctuation marks.
Markdown is a text-to-HTML conversion writer. It enables you to write using an easy to read, easy to write plain text format, then convert it to structurally valid XHTML (or HTML). The main objective of Markdown’s formatting is to keep content as readable as possible. Various CMS and web applications like Mediawiki uses markdown as the default content editor. Whereas WordPress uses visual editor and HTML text editor as default post editors. In this tutorial we will show you how you can transform WordPress visual editor to a simple Markdown editor.