The users of my Discourse community are sports teachers who are not very technical, therefore the enforced use of markdown in the editor has created some formatting problems in posts.
Ideally, we could enable a rich text WYSIWYG editor to make posting as simple and familiar as possible. Are there any ways to enable this or, if not, plans for inclusion on the roadmap?
There are a few topics already which discuss this. The short version is that Markdown is intrinsic to Discourse, and no WYSIWYG options are planned (AFAIK)
If using markdown and not having a WYSIWYG is a complete dealbreaker, then you may be better off looking for a different product all together.
If you need more detail as to why, this may help explain the challenge presented: