Laravel Markdown: A CommonMark wrapper for Laravel

Laravel Markdown was created by, and is maintained by Graham Campbell, and is a CommonMark wrapper for Laravel. It ships with integration with Laravel's view system too. Feel free to check out the change log, releases, security policy, license, code of conduct, and contribution guidelines.



This version requires PHP 7.4-8.3 and supports Laravel 8-10.


To get the latest version, simply require the project using Composer:

$ composer require "graham-campbell/markdown:^15.1"

Once installed, if you are not using automatic package discovery, then you need to register the GrahamCampbell\Markdown\MarkdownServiceProvider service provider in your config/app.php.

You can also optionally alias our facade:

        'Markdown' => GrahamCampbell\Markdown\Facades\Markdown::class,


Laravel Markdown supports optional configuration.

To get started, you'll need to publish all vendor assets:

$ php artisan vendor:publish

This will create a config/markdown.php file in your app that you can modify to set your configuration. Also, make sure you check for changes to the original config file in this package between releases.

There are several config options:

Enable View Integration

This option ('views') specifies if the view integration is enabled so you can write markdown views and have them rendered as html. The following extensions are currently supported: '.md', '.md.php', and '.md.blade.php'. Additionally, this will enable the @markdown Blade directive. You may disable this integration if it is conflicting with another package. The default value for this setting is true.

CommonMark Extensions

This option ('extensions') specifies what extensions will be automatically enabled. Simply provide your extension class names here, and they will be resolved from the service container, and registered with CommonMark. The default value for this setting is [League\CommonMark\Extension\CommonMark\CommonMarkCoreExtension::class, League\CommonMark\Extension\Table\TableExtension::class].

Renderer Configuration

This option ('renderer') specifies an array of options for rendering HTML. The default value for this setting is ['block_separator' => "\n", 'inner_separator' => "\n", 'soft_break' => "\n"].

CommonMark Configuration

This option ('commonmark') specifies an array of options for commonmark. The default value for this setting is ['enable_em' => true, 'enable_strong' => true, 'use_asterisk' => true, 'use_underscore' => true, 'unordered_list_markers' => ['-', '+', '*']].

HTML Input

This option ('html_input') specifies how to handle untrusted HTML input. The default value for this setting is 'strip'.

Allow Unsafe Links

This option ('allow_unsafe_links') specifies whether to allow risky image URLs and links. The default value for this setting is true.

Maximum Nesting Level

This option ('max_nesting_level') specifies the maximum permitted block nesting level. The default value for this setting is PHP_INT_MAX.

Slug Normalizer

This option ('slug_normalizer') specifies an array of options for slug normalization. The default value for this setting is ['max_length' => 255, 'unique' => 'document'].



This facade will dynamically pass static method calls to the 'markdown.converter' object in the ioc container which by default is an instance of League\CommonMark\ConverterInterface.


This class contains no public methods of interest. This class should be added to the providers array in config/app.php. This class will setup ioc bindings.

Real Examples

Here you can see an example of just how simple this package is to use.

use GrahamCampbell\Markdown\Facades\Markdown;

Markdown::convert('foo')->getContent(); // <p>foo</p>

If you prefer to use dependency injection over facades like me, then you can easily inject the class like so:

use League\CommonMark\ConverterInterface;

class Foo
    private ConverterInterface $converter;

    public function __construct(ConverterInterface $converter)
        $this->converter = $converter;

    public function bar(): string
        return $this->converter->convert('foo')->getContent();


And don't forget, that's just the basics. We also support extension through listening for the resolving event from the container, and we ship with integration with Laravel's view system. You can use both the @markdown blade directive, and also using the following file extensions will compile your views as markdown: '.md', '.md.php', and '.md.blade.php'.

For example, the following are all methods of rendering markdown:


@markdown('# Foo')


# Bar

# Baz 1

# Baz 2

# Baz 3

Further Information

There are other classes in this package that are not documented here (such as the engine and compiler classes). This is because they are not intended for public use and are used internally by this package.


As hinted in the configuration docs, CommonMark can be modified using extensions. There are some very good examples in the customization section of the CommonMark docs for how to create custom parsers and renders in the customization section:


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Author: GrahamCampbell

License: MIT license


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