What is Markdown?
Markdown is a way to style text on the web. You control the display of the document; formatting words as bold or italic, adding images, and creating lists are just a few of the things we can do with Markdown. Mostly, Markdown is just regular text with a few non-alphabetic characters thrown in, like
It's very easy to make some words **bold**, make other words *italic*, and ~~strikeout~~ others with Markdown. You can even [link to Wikipedia!](http://en.wikipedia.org) URLs like http://www.truth-out.org will become clickable links automatically. Here's a new paragraph. Two consecutive hyphens--not to be confused with dashes--become a single em-dash. *** A row of three `*` marks a thematic shift.
It’s very easy to make some words bold, make other
words italic, and
strikeout others with Markdown. You can
even link to Wikipedia! URLs like
http://www.truth-out.org will become
clickable links automatically.
Here’s a new paragraph. Two consecutive hyphens—not to be confused with dashes—become a single em-dash.
A row of three
* marks a thematic shift.
This guide is based on Mastering Markdown from GitHub.