Compile laravel blade templates and strings into markdown

v1.0.3 2018-02-15 20:20 UTC


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Laravel Commonmark is a wrapper for league/commonmark which allows for the parsing of regular Markdown as well as CommonMark. The CommonMark spec can be found at http://commonmark.org.

This package can parse Markdown inline or within blade templates using the .md.blade.php file extension.


I was looking for a Markdown compiler for Laravel and with being unable to find a package compatible with Laravel 5.6 (at the time). I figured I could take a crack at it. This also seemed like a good opportunity to gain some experience with open-source projects.


This package supports Laravel 5.5 and 5.6.

$ composer require harrk/laravel-commonmark



Simply name a blade view with the .md.blade.php extension and it'll automatically parse Markdown within the view into HTML when rendered.

Any .md.blade.php files can be included into other blade files using @import as you would a regular view.

Dependency Injection

use \League\CommonMark\CommonMarkConverter;

class MyClass {

    public function myFunction(CommonMarkConverter $converter) {
        return $converter->convertToHtml('# H1 Header');

Or if you prefer using helper functions instead:

class MyClass {

    public function myFunction() {
        return markdown('# H1 Header');

Unit Testing

To run unit tests:

$ vendor/bin/phpunit


Check out graham-campbell/markdown for a package that offers far greater customisation through the use of CommonMark extensions.