why? - because i don’t wanna use liquid tags. i want to keep my posts in pure markdown in case i need to switch platforms or use the posts elsewhere - because Github uses Redcarpet for rendering .md content - because it supports fenced code blocks. - because it makes working with imported/exported sites easy

install

sudo gem install redcarpet

configuration

In your _config.yml file, add the entry for redcarpet and update the value for markdown.

markdown: redcarpet

redcarpet:
  extension: [
    "no_intra_emphasis",
    "tables",
    "autolink",
    "strikethrough",
    "with_toc_data",
    "fenced_code_blocks", # ```javascript ```
    "highlight", # ==highlight==
    "superscript", # 2^(nd)
    "footnotes", # [^somesamplefootnote]

  ]