Getting Started With Markdown

Getting Started With Markdown

Learn the essentials of the Markdown writing and formatting in this collection of quick tutorials.

From code hosting websites like GitHub to note-taking tools like Joplin and Notion, Markdown is the integral part of the web writing.

Knowing the basic Markdown syntax will help you write properly formatted and beautiful looking text on the web.

With a good command over Markdown, you can amp up the README of your GitHub repository, speed up your writing on your favorite CMS among many other things.

Here's a quick rundown of the Markdown syntax.

Element Syntax
Headings # Level 1 Heading
## Level 2 Heading
### Level 3 Heading
Italic *text* or _text_
Bold **text** or __text__
Blockquote > or >>
Links [Site Name](Site URL)
Email address
Images ![Alt Text](Path to Image)
Ordered list 1. Item 1
2. Item 2
3. Item 3
Unordered list Use *, – or + *
* Item 1
* Item 2
* Item 3
Sublist Use indentation
1. Item 1
1. Sub-item 1
2. Sub-item 2
2. Item 2
3. Item 3
Inline Code `code`
Code block ``` code here ```
Horizontal rules --- or ***

The above table helps when you already know how to use the Markdown. If you are not familiar with it, no worries. I'll help you with that.

The article below gives a summary of Markdown syntax with examples.

Basic Markdown Syntax Explained [With Free Cheat Sheet]
Learning markdown could help you a lot with writing for web. Here’s a complete beginner’s guide to Markdown syntax with downloadable cheat sheet.

Want even more information? This Markdown series goes into a little more detail on the essential Markdown syntax.

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