This is intended as a quick reference and showcase. For more complete info, see John Gruber's original spec and the Github-flavored Markdown info page.
This cheatsheet is specifically Markdown Here's version of Github-flavored Markdown. This differs slightly in styling and syntax from what Github uses, so what you see below might vary a little from what you get in a Markdown Here email, but it should be pretty close.
Frequently asked questions about MarkdownPad. I want to add this gif to a GitHub flavored markdown file. If it can't be done in GitHub, is it possible to do it in another version of markdown?
Table of Contents
Code and Syntax Highlighting
Alternatively, for H1 and H2, an underline-ish style:
Emphasis, aka italics, with asterisks or underscores.
Strong emphasis, aka bold, with asterisks or underscores.
Combined emphasis with asterisks and underscores.## Lists
- First ordered list item
- Another item
- Unordered sub-list.
2003 honda pilot transmission replacement cost. Actual numbers don't matter, just that it's a number
And another item.
Some text that should be aligned with the above item.
- Unordered list can use asterisks
- Or minuses
- Or pluses
There are two ways to create links.
Or leave it empty and use the link text itself
Some text to show that the reference links can follow later.## Images
Here's our logo (hover to see the title text):
Github Issue Markdown Template
Reference-style:## Code and Syntax Highlighting
Github Markdown Style
Code blocks are part of the Markdown spec, but syntax highlighting isn't. However, many renderers -- like Github's and Markdown Here -- support syntax highlighting. Markdown Here supports highlighting for dozens of languages (and not-really-languages, like diffs and HTTP headers); to see the complete list, and how to write the language names, see the highlight.js demo page.
back-ticks around it.
Blocks of code are either fenced by lines with three back-ticks
```, or are indented with four spaces. I recommend only using the fenced code blocks -- they're easier and only they support syntax highlighting.
(Github Wiki pages don't seem to support syntax highlighting, so the above won't be colourful (the strings are not red, for example). Try it out in a Markdown Here email or a Github Markdown README or Github Issue -- you can preview a new Issue without submitting it.)
Again, to see what languages are available for highlighting, and how to write those language names, see the highlight.js demo page.## Blockquotes
Blockquotes are very handy in email to emulate reply text.This line is part of the same quote.
This is a very long line that will still be quoted properly when it wraps. Oh boy let's keep writing to make sure this is long enough to actually wrap for everyone. Oh, you can putMarkdown into a blockquote.## Inline HTML
You can also use raw HTML in your Markdown, and it'll mostly work pretty well. Here are a couple of common examples:
- Definition list
- Is something people use sometimes.
- Markdown in HTML
- Does *not* work **very** well. Use HTML tags.
Three or more..
Underscores## Line Breaks
My basic recommendation for learning how line breaks work is to experiment and discover -- hit <Enter> once, then hit it twice, see what happens. You'll soon learn to get what you want. 'Markdown Toggle' is your friend.
Here are some things to try out:
With only a single newline, this line andthis line will be a single line.
But this one is separated by two newlines and so will be a separate paragraph.
Github Issue Markdown Free
This line has two spaces at the end (hard for you to see, but trust me!).
So this is a separate line in the same paragraph.