I don’t actual write within the WordPress editor on Initial Charge, instead I do all of my writing within Ulysses and then publish to the site using Shortcuts. But if I was to ever move back to writing directly in WordPress, Iceberg is how I’d do it.
I purchased the plugin immediately after seeing it on Twitter, even though I don’t have any plans to actually use it. I want plugins like this to be developed for the platform and want to compensate the developers for investing the time and effort into building it.
Iceberg is a gorgeous, simple editor for WordPress that allows you to write in Markdown. That would be enough for many, but what takes Iceberg to the next level is that it builds upon the block editor instead of replacing it. When you write within Iceberg, all of the markup under the hood is entirely block editor compatible. There’s no need to worry about incompatibilities if you deactivate the plugin down the line — you can gracefully switch back and forth between editors and everything just works.