Does QTM support Textile, Markdown or BBCode?

Submitted by Matthew Smith on Tue, 2009-03-03 15:43

QTM is bundled with Markdown, which is a Perl script. On Windows, you need to install Perl (there are two popular distributions, ActivePerl and Strawberry Perl). QTM is set up to find Perl at "C:\Perl\bin\perl.exe"; if you use Strawberry Perl, change this to "C:\strawberry\perl\bin\perl.exe" by opening Preferences (Ctrl+Comma), changing to the "Fonts & Markdown" tab, and changing the "Path to Perl" setting (omit the quotes). On Linux and Mac, Perl is usually already installed.

If you install QTM from a binary package on Ubuntu or Debian, it will use the Debian version of Markdown; otherwise, it will install Markdown to a default location. On the Mac, Markdown will be included in the application bundle. Either way, you should not have to worry about Perl or Markdown on Linux or the Mac.

Markdown conversion can be set to take place when previewing an entry or when submitting. Note that if your content management system supports Markdown (as recent versions of Movable Type, Wordpress and the Acquia Drupal CMS do) and you convert before submitting, you may not be able to add further Markdown if you edit the content on your CMS web page; you will have to use HTML tags.

Currently, there is no support for Textile or BBCode. Textile does not have a command line interface.