This is the documentation for version 1.4. Please consider upgrading your code to the latest stable version

Basic Usage

The CommonMarkConverter class provides a simple wrapper for converting Markdown to HTML:

<?php

use League\CommonMark\CommonMarkConverter;

$converter = new CommonMarkConverter();
echo $converter->convertToHtml('# Hello World!');

// <h1>Hello World!</h1>

Or if you want Github-Flavored Markdown:

<?php

use League\CommonMark\GithubFlavoredMarkdownConverter;

$converter = new GithubFlavoredMarkdownConverter();
echo $converter->convertToHtml('# Hello World!');

// <h1>Hello World!</h1>

Important: See the security section for important details on avoiding security misconfigurations.

Additional customization is also possible, and we have many handy extensions to enable additional syntax and features.

Supported Character Encodings

Please note that only UTF-8 and ASCII encodings are supported. If your Markdown uses a different encoding please convert it to UTF-8 before running it through this library.