Markdown formatting broken

Pair upgraded our web server last night, and in spite of all the work I did to get the blog software updated in advance, it still got broken. All of my Markdown-formatted posts are displaying the following message:

Warning: preg_replace_callback() [function.preg-replace-callback]: Unknown modifier ‘|’ in /usr/www/users/vanderve/ Folder/text-control/markdown.php on line 766

The old server was running a modified version of FreeBSD 4.8 and PHP 4. The new server is FreeBSD 6.2-based and running PHP 5. I’m guessing that the upgraded PHP and something in WordPress 2.2 aren’t getting along…

Update: Disabling the Text Control plugin (which I’m using to provide Markdown support on a per-post basis) takes care of the nasty error message above, so at least my Markdown posts are showing up. And fortunately bare Markdown is relatively easy to read.

About Jim Vanderveen

I'm a bit of a Renaissance man, with far too many hobbies for my free time! But more important than any hobby is my family. My proudest accomplishment has been raising some great kids! And somehow convincing my wife to put up with me since 1988. ;)
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One Response to Markdown formatting broken

  1. Jim says:

    Problem solved! Thanks to [Warpspire for documenting the simple solution]( I grabbed the [latest markdown.php]( and updated in two places:

    wp-content/plugins/text-control Folder/text-control

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