I spend a lot of my time communicating in Bitbucket (and in GitHub): creating issues, responding to issues, opening pull requests. Through all of this, I’ve come to love markdown – I even write all my blog posts in markdown.
Unfortunately, I’ve noticed Bitbucket changed their editing experience when creating pull requests to use a WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) editor instead of my beloved markdown comment area. Today, I found the comment area in the issues section had also been turned into a WYSIWYG area.
Reverting to the Old Editor
Fortunately, this new WYSIWYG Editor (a.k.a. the Atlassian Editor) can be disabled.
Go to Bitbucket Labs
By clicking my picture in the lower left corner of the screen, I got a menu where I could click
Find the Atlassian Editor
The green checkmark indicates it is active.
Turn the Atlassian Editor Off
Toggle the green checkmark to disable this feature.
Note: You may also be asked for your feedback when you disable the feature.