What is Markdown?
“Markdown is intended to be as easy-to-read and
easy-to-write as is feasible. Readability,
however, is emphasized above all else. A
Markdown-formatted document should be
publishable as-is, as plain text, without
looking like it’s been marked up with tags or
formatting instructions.” – John Gruber,
Using Markdown: Formatting Tips
- Multiple Paragraphs
- Ordered List
- Unordered List
In order to type multiple paragraphs, simply
type your text as normal and separate the
content by one or more blank lines by hitting
To create a line break, end a sentence with two
or more spaces before hitting enter.
To create italic text, add an
asterisk immediately before and after
To bold your text, add two
asterisks immediately before and after
To add links, you will need to enclose the link
text in a bracket and immediately add the link
URL in parathensis following the text. Do not
add spaces between them.
To create an ordered list, simply add the list
items in consecutive order with the number, a
period and a space preceding the text. Each
list item should be on its own line.
To create an unordered list, simply add the
list items with an asterisk and a space
preceding the text. Each list item should be
on its own line.