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Markdown Basics

Last Updated: Jul 20, 2014 11:38AM PDT

A Quick Guide on Markdown

Markdown is a simple and secure coding language that allows you to customize your page in a variety ways. Check out what you can use on this article!

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Text Emphasis

 
What You Type What You Get
   
**Bold** Bold
*Italic* Italic
Super^Script SuperScript
~~Strikethrough~~ Strikethrough
#Header1

Header1

##Header2

Header2

###Header3

Header3

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Formatting

 

Line Breaks

Markdown ignores traditional line breaks. To display a line break in your post, place two spaces at the end of the line, or use a double line break to start a new paragraph.
 

Horizontal Rule

If you'd like to break up your panel with a horizontal rule, create a separate paragraph with 5 or more asterisks (*****).
 

Block Quotes

If you'd like to place quotes in your panel, use the greater than symbol (>). Multiple greater than symbols may be used to nest block quotes.
 
What You Type What You Get
   
Non-Quote Non-Quote
>Oh look, a quote!   Oh look, a quote!
>>And a nested quote!     And a nested quote!
   
 

Lists

Markdown supports two types of lists: ordered and unordered.
 

Unordered Lists

Place either a plus (+), dash (-), or asterisk (*) and a space before each item on your list. These can be mixed and matched as well.
 
What You Type What You Get
   
  + Item 1      
  - Item 2
  * Item 3
  •   Item 1
  •   Item 2
  •   Item 3
   
 

Ordered Lists

An ordered list works essentially the same way, only you preface each item with a number, a period and a space. It doesn't matter will always start with the number 1, so it doesn't matter which numbers you use, even.
 
What You Type What You Get
   
  1. Item 1      
  2. Item 2
  3. Item 3
  1.   Item 1
  2.   Item 2
  3.   Item 3