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markItUp - Textarea on steroids

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markItUp! is a JavaScript plugin built on the jQuery library. It allows you to turn any textarea into a markup editor. Html, Textile, Wiki Syntax, Markdown, BBcode or even your own Markup system can be easily implemented.

markItUp! is not meant to be a “Full-Features-Out-of-the-Box”-editor. Instead it is a very lightweight, customizable and flexible engine made to meet the developer's needs in their CMSes, blogs, forums or websites. markItUp! is not a WYSIWYG editor, and it never will be.


Lightweight, powerful and flexible editor engine

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Fast and unobtrusive integration

markItUp! is easy to integrate in existing or new projects, because it can turn any ordinary textarea field into a powerful quicktag editor with just 2 extra lines of code. The integration is unobtrusive, so your HTML will remain clean and semantic, and it degrades gracefully for users without JavaScript.

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Support for keyboard shortcuts

markItUp! is easy to use. You can define your favorite keyboard shortcuts and use familiar keyboard  combinations for a user-friendly experience and effective manipulation of text and selections.

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Toolbar and drop down menus

markItUp! allows you to set your buttons in a clear toolbar with convenient drop down menus.

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Fully customizable and scriptable

You can add any markup and buttons you need with any styling you like. Callback functions allow for complex scripts and macros.

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Editor's features callable from any place

You can trigger markItUp! features from anywhere in your page. You can quickly insert text or tags from other plugins or picture/media/link libraries.

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Ajax dynamic preview

With the use of Ajax, you can let markItUp! render a live preview of your markups via any server-side parser you want. The preview can be opened in a new window or in a built-in iframe updated automagically, to reflect any changes in the editor.

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Customizable Skins

Using CSS, you can skin the markItUp! editor to fit the look & feel of your application or website.


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