Markdown on Save Improved vs WP-Markdown

I was looking to write and edit my posts directly with Markdown syntax to streamline my posting workflow. I stumbled upon and tried out these two Markdown WordPress plugins: Markdown on Save Improved and WP-Markdown.

Here is a quick rundown on my experience with them.


Migrating between PostgreSQL Databases

Here’s how to move from one PostgreSQL DB to another PostgreSQL DB.

Some uses for this could include:

  • Creating backups
  • Cloning a production DB to a development DB for debugging


$ pg_dump [database_name] > [import_file]


$ pg_dump my_postgres_db > dump.sql


$ psql [database_name] < [import_file]


$ psql my_postgres_db < dump.sql


Markdown Quick Reference (with Demo!)

I’ve recently stumbled upon an awesome tool, Markdown. It’s an easy to learn formatting syntax for plain text files and also a tool that converts this syntax to HTML.

I use Markdown for generating pretty, organized README files for code repositories and also writing blog posts like this very one! Using Markdown, I’m able to keep the blog content and actual HTML code separate right up until I am ready to post. This allows me to focus on one aspect of a post at a time and avoid getting distracted from the task at hand.

Anyways, I ended up creating a little quick reference and a demo on basic Markdown syntax during my own learning process that I’d like to share, so check it out below!