For some reason, [Jira]'s [formatting] is not Markdown. Since you write everything in Markdown, you might be looking for a converter. If you furthermore hate node.js as much as yours truly, the search can easily claim your soul. Rest assured - I think [mistletoe] is the answer we are seeking. It is a pure Python Markdown parser which can render the parsed Markdown in any format, and one of them is Jira. It even comes with a [script] for this exact purpose. [Jira]: [formatting]: [mistletoe]: [script]:

We decided to use the javascript markdown engine [showdown]( for the blawg, and [$\KaTeX$]( for rendering latex. If you think that's a good way to go: Here is how to do it with wordpress.