Markdown (OrchardCore.Markdown)



The following shapes are rendered when the MarkdownBodyPart is attached to a content type:

Name Display Type Default Location Model Type
MarkdownBodyPart Detail Content:5 MarkdownBodyPartViewModel
MarkdownBodyPart Summary Content:10 MarkdownBodyPartViewModel


The following properties are available on the MarkdownBodyPartViewModel class.

Property Type Description
Markdown string The Markdown value after all tokens have been processed.
Html string The HTML content resulting from the Markdown source.
ContentItem ContentItem The content item of the part.
MarkdownBodyPart MarkdownBodyPart The MarkdownBodyPart instance.
TypePartSettings MarkdownBodyPartSettings The settings of the part.


The following properties are available on MarkdownBodyPart:

Name Type Description
Markdown The Markdown content. It can contain Liquid tags so using it directly might result in unexpected results. Prefer rendering the MarkdownBodyPart shape instead.
Content The raw content of the part.
ContentItem The content item containing this part.


This shape is rendered when a MarkdownField is attached to a content part. The shape base class is of type MarkdownFieldViewModel.

The following properties are available on the MarkdownFieldViewModel class.

Property Type Description
Markdown string The Markdown value once all tokens have been processed.
Html string The HTML content resulting from the Markdown source.
Field MarkdownField The MarkdownField instance.
Part ContentPart The part this field is attached to.
PartFieldDefinition ContentPartFieldDefinition The part field definition.


The Markdown Part editor can be different for each content type. In the Markdown Part settings of a content type, just select the one that needs to be used.

There are two predefined editor names:

  • Default is the editor that is used by default.
  • Wysiwyg is the editor that provides a WYSIWYG experience.

Custom Editors

Customizing the editor can mean to replace the predefined one with different experiences, or to provide new options for the user to choose from.

To create a new custom editor, it is required to provide two shape templates, one to provide the name of the editor (optional if you want to override an existing one), and a shape to render the actual HTML for the editor.


To declare a new editor, create a shape named Markdown_Option__{Name} where {Name} is a value of your choosing. This will be represented by a file named Markdown-{Name}.Option.cshtml.

Sample content:

    string currentEditor = Model.Editor;
<option value="Wysiwyg" selected="@(currentEditor == "Wysiwyg")">@T["Wysiwyg editor"]</option>

HTML Editor

To define what HTML to render when the editor is selected from the settings, a shape named Markdown_Editor__{Name} corresponding to a file Markdown-{Name}.Editor.cshtml can be created.

Sample content:

@using OrchardCore.Markdown.ViewModels;
@model MarkdownBodyPartViewModel

<fieldset class="form-group">
    <label asp-for="Markdown">@T["Markdown"]</label>
    <textarea asp-for="Markdown" rows="5" class="form-control"></textarea>
    <span class="hint">@T["The markdown of the content item."]</span>

Overriding the predefined editors

You can override the HTML editor for the Default editor by creating a shape file named Markdown.Editor.cshtml. The WYSIWYG editor is defined by using the file named Markdown-Wysiwyg.Editor.cshtml.

Razor Helper

To render a Markdown string to HTML within Razor use the MarkdownToHtmlAsync helper extension method on the view's base Orchard property, e.g.:

@await Orchard.MarkdownToHtmlAsync((string)Model.ContentItem.Content.MarkdownParagraph.Content.Markdown)

In this example we assume that Model.ContentItem.Content.MarkdownParagraph.Content represents an MarkdownField, and Markdown is the field value, and we cast to a string, as extension methods do not support dynamic dispatching.

This helper will also parse any liquid included in the Markdown.


Copyright (c) 2016, Alexandre Mutel

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