Galen Gidman is a front-end and WordPress developer from Missouri. He runs BrandColors, ThemeBright, and he used to have a podcast. He infrequently writes about the web here.
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HTML to Markdown Converter

Posted on March 13, 2014 / 7 Comments

While I was migrating my blog, I ran across the need to convert my HTML-formatted posts to Markdown. Surprisingly, there are few good tools to do this quickly, but the best I found was to-markdown.js by Dom Christie.

The only weird thing about his app is for some reason he seems to have copying disabled in the Markdown output box. It looks like Dom has reworked the app a bit and this has been fixed.

7 Comments

Hey Galen,

Thanks for mentioning to my HTML to Markdown conversion project.

Copying Markdown output was not intentionally disabled, it was just a bug which has now been fixed.

Thanks again.

Thanks for posting this Galen, I couldn’t find a proper Markdown to HTML converter via Google, but found your post 🙂

Thanks! (and indirectly of course also thanks to Dom for creating it!)
Oliver

There’s always Pandoc! It’s a pretty handy tool to have around

sudo apt-get install pandoc || brew install pandoc
for URL in “website1.com website1.com/about.html”; do
pandoc -f html -t markdown $URL > $URL.md
done

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