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Markdown Basics

Last Updated: Apr 29, 2013 04:25PM PDT
Markdown is a simple and secure coding language that allows you to customize your page in a variety ways. In this article you'll find all supported markdown elements here on Twitch.

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
Here comes a quote
>There it is!
>>And here's a nested quote
Here comes a quote
   There it is!
      And here's 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