This sheet is adapted from The Markdown Guide! It’s purpose is to help shape the writing and styling of posts for this site.

This Markdown cheat sheet provides a quick overview of all the Markdown syntax elements. It can’t cover every edge case, so if you need more information about any of these elements, refer to the reference guides for basic syntax and extended syntax.

Basic Syntax

These are the elements outlined in John Gruber’s original design document. All Markdown applications support these elements.

Heading

H1

H2

H3

Bold

some text is bold text

Italic

some text is italicized text

Blockquote

blockquote

Nested Blockquote

some block-quotes need

to be nested

Ordered List

  1. First item
  2. Second item
  3. Third item

Unordered List

  • First item
  • Second item
  • Third item

Code

code

Horizontal Rule


title

Image

Oh Hey

Extended Syntax

These elements extend the basic syntax by adding additional features. Not all Markdown applications support these elements.

Table

Syntax Description
Header Title
Paragraph Text

Fenced Code Block

{
  "firstName": "John",
  "lastName": "Smith",
  "age": 25
}

Footnote

Here’s a sentence with a footnote. 1

Heading ID

My Great Heading

Definition List

term : definition

Strike-through

The world is flat.

Task List

  • Write the press release
  • Update the website
  • Contact the media
  1. This is the footnote.