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The PHP CommonMark parser is a robust, highly-extensible Markdown parser for PHP based on the CommonMark and GitHub-Flavored Markdown specifications.


This library can be installed via Composer:

composer require league/commonmark

See the installation section for more details.

Basic Usage

Simply instantiate the converter and start converting some Markdown to HTML!

use League\CommonMark\CommonMarkConverter;

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

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

Important: See the basic usage and security sections for important details.

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