Markdown and Syntax Highlighting in WordPress

I’ve been having a look at the various ways to post in WordPress, and it comes with a default choice of visual editor or ‘text’ editor – namely HTML.

Now the visual editor seems to be quite limited, and it’s slow to do some things like create lists and change formatting. The text editor, on the other hand, is very capable with full support for HTML (not sure which version). I’m very familiar with this, but I somehow don’t think it’s what I want to be posting in – a bit lengthy to write out `<strong>` for every bold bit of text, and so on.
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Set Up New Blog

Well, I’ve just spent a while sorting out a domain name and setting up this blog, and now I think it’s all ready.

I’m going to use it mainly to document progress on any projects I’m doing, just so that there is somewhere that I (and others) can see everything I’ve done leading up to something. To me a blog seems the ideal way to do this: the system is naturally structured into posts and I can create categories corresponding to individual projects, and can go back and edit/add to anything I want very easily. Additionally it means I can access it anywhere I want – something I’m sure will prove very useful.
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