Markdown is a text formatting syntax inspired on plain text email. In the words of its creator, John Gruber:
The idea is that a Markdown-formatted document should be publishable as-is, as plain text, without looking like it’s been marked up with tags or formatting instructions.
Strong and Emphasize
~~delete this text~~
[link text](https://url.com/ "title") [link text](https://url.com/) <https://url.com>
![alt text](https://path/to/img.jpg "title") ![alt text](https://path/to/img.jpg)
"title" will be shown as
Image Gallery is formatted by multiple image markup:
![alt](/img/src) ![alt](/img/src) ![alt](/img/src)
# h1 ## h2 ### h3 …
Closing # are optional.
# h1 # ## h2 ## …
Ordered list without paragraphs:
1. foo 2. bar
Unordered list with paragraphs:
* A list item. With multiple paragraphs. * bar
You can nest them:
* Abacus * anser * Bubbles 1. bunk 2. bupkis * bar 3. burper * Cunning
> Email-style angle brackets > are used for blockquotes. > > And, they can be nested. > #### Headers in blockquotes > > * You can quote a list. > * Etc.
Three or more dashes for asterisks.
Manual Line Breaks
End a line with two or more spaces:
Roses are red, [space][space] Violets are blue. [space][space]
Besides indenting with 4 spaces for a code block, there is fenced code block.
```python def hello(): print('hello') ```
Here is a footnote[^key]. The key is better to be `word-word` style. [^key]: Some explain for this footnote.
Math is supported via MathJax. A simple example by MathJax:
Inline level math is wrapped with
`$ax^2 + bx + c = 0$`
Block level math is wrapped with language math fenced code:
```math ax^2 + bx + c = 0 ```