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Is there any Markdown support for JIRA OnDemand?

Yoni Samlan Apr 17, 2015

I don't want to have to force my team to learn a proprietary syntax for just one tool when every other tool we use speaks Markdown. The plugin I'm seeing is out of date and doesn't support OnDemand.


This also makes importing from our existing issue tracker (which uses Markdown) painful; switching costs are high  for us if we end up with existing ticket descriptions and comments mangled after the import.

7 answers

13 votes
Stephen Deutsch Apr 17, 2015

I wrote the Render Markdown plugin for Confluence Cloud (OnDemand), so I could take a look at it.  It was pretty easy for Confluence, but no guarantee it will be so easy for JIRA.  Stay tuned...

Lawrence Dol Feb 04, 2016

Any word on this?

8 votes
Patrick De Young Aug 04, 2015

I'll add a +1 for a markdown renderer in JIRA Cloud

Lawrence Dol Feb 04, 2016

I'm curious... do people here not vote for things using the voting arrows on the question? Why are there seven "me too" "answers" on this thread instead of 7 additional votes for the question? I've noticed this a lot throughout the forum and am wondering if things work differently here than on StackOverflow et al. Someone even up voted this (non)answer.

Michael H. Feb 01, 2017

Do both! Just clicking an upvote seems silly when it's a feature that is sorely needed. smile

Sam Hall Feb 02, 2017

Voting and +1's on questions/answers here on the community forum don't help that much in terms of getting Atlassian's attention for a feature request.

I know they do look here, as we occasionally see employees commenting/answering, but I'm not sure how much weight is given to peoples "+1" answers & upvotes here.

Upvotes here really are supposed to be an indication of the usefulness and clarity of questions/answers, and give reputation points to the author.

If you want to support a feature request or raise a new one, then it's probably better to use

There are a number of 'Suggestion' issues there on the subject of markdown support in JIRA (Server and Cloud)

It's probably more effective to add your vote to one or all of those, if you haven't already. is not a perfect feedback/suggestions mechanism (read about it, and some criticism, here), but it's a better place for feature votes than here.

1 vote
Charles Bandes May 07, 2015

Another vote for this, the idea that there's no way to format text in JIRA is driving my team crazy.

0 votes
Grant Kemp Aug 24, 2016

+10 for me - it would make integrating with other services much easier

0 votes
Sunny Sep 05, 2016

+1, having to use 2 formatting styles in Bitbucket and JIRA makes it very confusing to managers and developers, it is a time waster for me to having another layer of context switch changing the writing style between JIRA and Bitbucket when they are supposed to be integrated - it certainly feels like they are disconnected and gets into the way. Atlassian, please provide a way for JIRA to migrate to markdown!

0 votes
Micky Hulse Jan 16, 2017

UGH, GitHub-flavored markdown would be NICE! Markdown task lists anyone???? This is the problem with "marketplaces". It alleviates the pressure of companies from having to add good features like this to the core of their product.

Anyway, +1 from me. JIRA cloud and Bitbucket should both consistently use Markdown.

0 votes
Nar Kumar Chhantyal Dec 23, 2018

Jira Cloud now supports Markdown format, see confirmation here: the new issue view.

I verified with my instance. Markdown format is recognized on the fly, not need to preview.

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