Django models: saving markdown

I love markdown. I write my blogs in markdown. For most user text areas in my web apps I support markdown and save both the markdown and the formatted text into my data store.

To do this I had to install markdown for python. For my Django projects I prefer downloading (or externally linking) to source code versus easy_install.

Then you override your save model like so:

from markdown import markdown

class MyNote(models.Model):
	def save(self, force_insert=False, force_update=False):
     	self.html_note = markdown(self.note)
 		super(MyNote, self).save(force_insert, force_update)