Markdown Basics

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Summary

Below you will find a collection of tutorials teaching the basics of Markdown.

Before You Start

These tutorials assume you know the basics of using a text editor. A basic understanding of HTML is helpful, but not required for these tutorials.

Tutorials

Introduction

Why should I use Markdown?

Learn why you should use Markdown.

Setup

Preview your Markdown code

Learn how to preview your Markdown code.

Syntax

Headings

# Heading 1
## Heading 2
### Heading 3
#### Heading 4
##### Heading 5
###### Heading 6

Paragraph text

This is normal paragraph text.

Unordered lists

* Unordered list first example
* Unordered list first example

- Unordered list second example
- Unordered list second example

Ordered lists

1. Ordered list first example
2. Ordered list first example

1. Ordered list second example
1. Ordered list second example

Inline code

`Inline code example`

Code blocks

```
<!-- Code block example 1 -->
<p>This is HTML code.</p>
```

Italic text

*Italic example 1*

_Italic example 2_

Bold text

**Bold example 1**

__Bold example 2__

Links

[Link example 1](http://www.example.com/)

[Link example 2][1]

[1]: http://www.example.com/

Blockquote

> Blockquote text.

Horizontal rules

---

***

GitHub Flavored Markdown

Strikethrough

~~Strikethrough~~

Syntax highlighting

```javascript
function doSomething() {
  // Write code here
}
```

Task list

- [ ] incomplete task
- [x] completed task

Tables

First Header | Second Header
------------ | -------------
cell 1 | cell 2
cell 3 | cell 4

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