Markdown template helper. Uses remarkable to render markdown in templates. Should work with Handlebars, Lo-Dash or any template engine that supports helper functions.

Usage no npm install needed!

<script type="module">
  import helperMarkdown from '';


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Markdown template helper. Uses remarkable to render markdown in templates. Should work with Handlebars, Lo-Dash or any template engine that supports helper functions.

(TOC generated by verb using markdown-toc)


Install with npm:

$ npm install --save helper-markdown


var markdown = require('helper');

Returns a function that returns the helper, allowing an options object to be passed:

var hbs = require('handlebars');
hbs.registerHelper('markdown', markdown([options]));


Pass a custom highlight function for syntax highlighting to [Remarkable][], the markdown renderer:

var hljs = require('highlight.js');
var markdown = require('helper-markdown');

function highlight(code, lang) {
  try {
    try {
      return hljs.highlight(lang, code).value;
    } catch (err) {
      if (!/Unknown language/i.test(err.message)) {
        throw err;
      return hljs.highlightAuto(code).value;
  } catch (err) {
    return code;

hbs.registerHelper('markdown', markdown({
  highlight: highlight  

Usage examples

With Handlebars:

# Heading

> this is markdown

foo bar baz

Results in:

<p>this is markdown</p>
<p>foo bar baz</p>

Register the helper

This should work with any engine, here are a few examples


The templates library supports any templates engine supported by consolidate. To register the helper with templates:

var templates = require('templates');
var app = templates();

app.helper('markdown', require('helper-markdown'));


To register the helper for use with assemble v0.6.0 and higher:

assemble.helper('markdown', require('helper-markdown'));


Register the helper for use with verb:

var verb = require('verb');
verb.helper('markdown', require('helper-markdown'));


To register the helper with handlebars:

var handlebars = require('handlebars');
handlebars.registerHelper('markdown', require('helper-markdown'));


To register the helper with [Lo-Dash][] or underscore:

var markdown = require('helper-markdown');

// as a mixin
_.mixin({markdown: markdown});
_.template('<%= _.markdown("# heading") %>', {});
//=> '<h1>heading</h1>\n'

// passed on the context
_.template('<%= markdown("# heading") %>', {markdown: markdown});
//=> '<h1>heading</h1>\n'

// as an import
var settings = {imports: {markdown: markdown}};
_.template('<%= markdown("# heading") %>', {}, settings);
//=> '<h1>heading</h1>\n'


Related projects

  • assemble: Get the rocks out of your socks! Assemble makes you fast at creating web projects… more | homepage
  • handlebars: Handlebars provides the power necessary to let you build semantic templates effectively with no frustration | homepage
  • lodash: Lodash modular utilities. | homepage
  • template: Render templates using any engine. Supports, layouts, pages, partials and custom template types. Use template… more | homepage
  • underscore: JavaScript's functional programming helper library. | homepage
  • verb: Documentation generator for GitHub projects. Verb is extremely powerful, easy to use, and is used… more | homepage


Pull requests and stars are always welcome. For bugs and feature requests, please create an issue.


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Building docs

(This project's is generated by verb, please don't edit the readme directly. Any changes to the readme must be made in the readme template.)

To generate the readme, run the following command:

$ npm install -g verbose/verb#dev verb-generate-readme && verb

Running tests

Running and reviewing unit tests is a great way to get familiarized with a library and its API. You can install dependencies and run tests with the following command:

$ npm install && npm test


Jon Schlinkert


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