Version 5.7.0 release notes

In this v5.7.0 release of Front Matter we got some great new features to announce to you.

Published:

What you see, is what you get (WYSIWYG) controls

To help out content editors write their content in Markdown. Front Matter provides a couple of helpful, what you see is what you get (WYSIWYG), controls while working in a Markdown file.

All the controls can be found on the top right of the opened file title bar.

WYSIWYG controls

Currently supported are:

  • Headings
  • Bold
  • Italic
  • Strikethrough
  • Block quote
  • Code snippet
  • Code block
  • Ordered list
  • Unordered list
  • Task list

Find out more about the WYSIWYG control at the WYSIWYG section of the markdown page.

Diagnostic output

When you encounter an issue, you will now be able to use the Diagnostic logging command in order to get an overview of the current state of your project. Over time, this diagnostic output will be improved and more information will be added.

Markdown file extension support

Besides the .md and .mdx, the Front Matter now supports files with the .markdown extension as well.

🎨 Enhancements

  • #188: Support for .markdown files added to the dashboard
  • #190: Diagnostic output for the extension
  • #194: WYSIWYG controls added for markdown files + configuration to enable/disable the functionality

🐞 Fixes

  • #191: Fix beta settings page
  • #201: Fix overflow issue with the media filename
  • #202: Fix checkbox label color for light themes

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