Awesome! Just when I was getting more into the swing of things (got the image?) using Markdown, between writing .md files on GitHub and using IA Writer on my Mac, WordPress has announced that we can finally use a fancy version of Markdown (which includes also code formatting and code highlighting, just like the GitHub version) also on WordPress hosted blogs!
Now, if only iPads had a Markdown friendly keyboard!1
- I know, I know, some applications do use the new features provided by iOS7 and do extend the default keyboard, but really the default keyboard should be a bit more Markdown friendly and at least provide easy access to symbols like #,*,@ and tabs ↩