Markdown is a lightweight markup language with plain text formatting syntax. Its design allows it to be converted to many output formats, but the original tool by the same name only supports HTML. Markdown is often used to format readme files, for writing messages in online discussion forums, and to create rich text using a plain text editor. Since the initial description of Markdown contained ambiguities and unanswered questions, the implementations that appeared over the years have subtle differences and many come with syntax extensions. —Wikipedia
It is a delightful way to simply work with text and formatting in a single place. It really only gets tricky when you want to view the final stylized product. Anything that can save plain text can save the file, but some interpretation of the file is required to transform it to its marked up view.
This is a simple test of an iOS app called MWeb which has the facility to push to a WordPress site. I wanted to see how that worked and here we are!