What is it?
remove-markdown is a node.js module that will remove (strip) Markdown formatting from text. Markdown formatting means pretty much anything that doesn’t look like regular text, like square brackets, asterisks etc.
When do I need it?
The typical use case is to display an excerpt from some Markdown text, without any of the actual Markdown syntax - for example in a list of posts.
npm install remove-markdown
const removeMd = ;const markdown = '# This is a heading\n\nThis is a paragraph with [a link]() in it.';const plainText = ; // plainText is now 'This is a heading\n\nThis is a paragraph with a link in it.'
You can also supply an options object to the function. Currently, the following options are supported:
const plainText =;
stripListLeaders to false will retain any list characters (
*, -, +, (digit).).
PRs are very much welcome. Here are some ideas for future enhancements:
- Allow the RegEx expressions to be customized per rule
- Make the rules more robust, support more edge cases
- Add more (comprehensive) tests
The code is based on Markdown Service Tools - Strip Markdown by Brett Terpstra.