Markdown Formatting with Showdown

I’m using this technique suggested by @samliew to embed text from Markdown files from Github and it’s working like a charm~

But I’m also trying to format that Markdown to HTML using Showdown, as per this post but it’s not working - I get the text but the markdown isn’t formatted… I’m sure I’m missing something very simple and having to do with Webflow’s rich text element…

If anyone can help figure this out, it’s a really nifty technique to incorporate collaborative/open source content from Github into Webflow’s CMS!


Here is my site Read-Only Link: Webflow - Code The News
(see “Encylcopedia” page)

Hey @shawncarrie :wave:,

Which page has the rich text element with the markdown in it? I did a quick scan and couldn’t find any unformatted markdown text.

I used the same blog article to use markdown on my site and it took me a while to realize you need to put “markdown” as a class on the rich text element - just a quick guess.

Thanks for your response, @Andrew_Bass !

It’s on the page /encyclopedia - published page here

I’d appreciate if you could take a look ~ I’m not an expert, but I suspect that the problem may either have something to do with the way I’m embedding the raw data from GitHub using JQuery – it shows up in the page source code as being inside quotes, could that be causing Showdown to miss it? – or, otherwise, something about the way I’ve created a rich text element inside an embed block.

@Andrew_Bass Sorry to nudge this old post, but I still haven’t figured this out. Would you mind having a look?