But before anything else, I wanted to try a new plugin manager. As of the time of writing, vim-plug looks like an excellent choice. Enjoying it so far!
I currently use Jekyll for my static blog generator, so I enabled syntax highlighting for its YAML front matter:
let g:vim_markdown_frontmatter = 1
Since these posts nearly always fit on my screen, I set Vim’s own starting fold level very high so that I can see the entire post when I first open the file:
I was also introduced to Vim’s built-in conceal setting, which this plugin uses to hide things like the syntax around links. Something like
[Example Link](http://example.com) then looks like , which scans much better. A visceral improvement. I did leave this disabled for code blocks, though, out of personal preference.
set conceallevel=2 let g:vim_markdown_conceal_code_blocks = 0
There are still other options I could explore but this initial configuration already proves useful. Thanks, Ben!