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HyperMD Markdown Editor

Breaks the Wall between writing and preview, in a Markdown Editor.

Online Demo

Why use HyperMD?

HyperMD is a set of [CodeMirror] add-ons / modes / themes.

You may use both original CodeMirror and HyperMD on the same page.

  1. Write, and preview on the fly
    • Strong, Emphasis, Strikethrough, Code
    • Links, Images, Footnotes
    • Block-quotes, code blocks
    • Headers
    • Horizontal Rules
    • Lists (nested, ordered, unordered, tasks with checkbox)
    • [MathJax] Formula, like $ e^{ i\pi } + 1 = 0 $ and math block [^4]
  2. Alt+Click to follow link / footnote [^1]
  3. Syntax Highlight for 120+ languages code blocks [^2]
  4. Hover to read footnotes
  5. Copy and Paste, translate HTML into Markdown [^5]
  6. Massive CodeMirror Add-ons can be loaded, including:
    • VIM/Emacs mode and Configurable keybindings
    • Diff and Merge
    • Fullscreen
    • Themes [^3]
  7. And More...


[RequireJS] is recommended and used during developing HyperMD.

After importing related CSS files, [RequireJS], and other optional third-party libraries ([MathJax], [marked]), you may copy and edit the initializing code from demo/index.js.

If you don't want to use [RequireJS], insert <script> , <link> and other tags manually. Load these files in sequence, before initializing your editor:

  • CodeMirror:
    • codemirror.js and codemirror.css
    • addon/mode/overlay.js from CodeMirror
    • addon/edit/continuelist.js from CodeMirror
    • meta, xml, markdown, gfm modes from CodeMirror
    • (optional) other CodeMirror modes if you need code highlighting
  • HyperMD:
    • mode/hypermd both js and css
    • all add-ons
    • theme you prefer ( eg. hypermd-light.css )
  • Third-party:
    • (optional) [MathJax]
    • (optional) [marked] renders tooltip text

Once add-ons and stylesheets are loaded, you may initialize editor, turn your <textarea> into HyperMD editor, with few codes:

Note: This complex approach is temporary. but don't worry, Some easy-to-use functions (methods) will come in a new version.

var myTextarea = document.getElementById('input-area')
var editor = CodeMirror.fromTextArea(myTextarea, {
    lineNumbers: true,
    lineWrapping: true,
    theme: "hypermd-light",
    mode: "text/x-hypermd",

    gutters: [
    extraKeys: {
        "Enter": "newlineAndIndentContinueMarkdownList"

    hmdHideToken: "(profile-1)",
    hmdCursorDebounce: true,
    hmdAutoFold: 200,
    hmdPaste: true,
    hmdFoldMath: { interval: 200, preview: true }

editor.hmdHoverInit()       // tooltips on footnotes
editor.hmdClickInit()       // click to follow links and footnotes

And that's all. Feel free to modify the options above.


HyperMD is a personal Open-Source project by [laobubu]. Contributions are welcomed. You may:

[CodeMirror]: A powerful text editor for the browser. [RequireJS]: A JavaScript AMD module loader. [MathJax]: A display engine for mathematics. [marked]: A markdown parser and compiler. [laobubu]: The author of HyperMD. [^1]: Ctrl+Click works too, but will jump to the footnote if exists. [^2]: Languages as many as CodeMirror supports. [^3]: If the theme is not designed for HyperMD, some features might not be present. [^4]: Math block is just like code block. Use $$ to wrap your math expression. [^5]: Use Ctrl+Shift+V to paste plain text.