Read me files on GitHub are written in Markdown, I wanted to be able to grab the contents of a readme.md file and use it as HTML. This is where Parsedown comes in.
Parsedown is a Markdown parser for PHP, once included converting Markdown to html is as simple as passing the html to it’s text function:
include('parsedown.php'); $html = file_get_contents('https://raw.githubusercontent.com/simple-mvc-framework/framework/master/README.md'); $Parsedown = new Parsedown(); echo $Parsedown->text($html);
That’s it! nice and simple.
For more information on using Parsedown with PHP see this video: