I just realized that Jetpack’s Markdown module (and thus “my” Easy Markdown plugin) supports Markdown Extra. And I can thus add inline link classes using the
The one downside is, the unparsed Markdown is what I end up automatically crossposting to Mastodon. Usually, that’s fine: I want backticks, underlines, and so on to show; they convey meaning. For links, though, I think a URL only is much more readable.