Wiki Markdown Syntax

The wiki, forum and comments on this site use Markdown Syntax, a plain text formatting syntax that can be converted to rich HTML.

This page will explain the basics of this Markdown Syntax.

Formatting

Use asterisks * or underscores _ to format text inline.

This is a sentence with some *italic* and **bold** words in it.
Markdown

This is a sentence with some italic and bold words in it.

Output

To mix and match bold and italic, alternate the aterisks and underscores:

You can also mix **bold and _italic_** and *italic and __bold__*.
Markdown

You can also mix bold and italic and italic and bold.

Output

Links

Use square brackets [] for the link text and place the link/url itself within parentheses () immediately after the closing square bracket.

I love [Discogs](http://www.discogs.com)!
Markdown

I love Discogs!

Output

If you do not want to customize the link text, just can just put the link in the text, it will be automatically detected.

http://www.discogs.com
Markdown

Quotes

Use the greater than character > on a new line for block quotes.

> This is a quote
Markdown

This is a quote

Output

Lists and bullet points

To create a bulleted list, use consecutive lines that start with a dash - or an asterisk *.

With asterisks:

* First item
* Second item
* Third item

With dashes:

- First item
- Second item
Markdown

With asterisks:

  • First item
  • Second item
  • Third item

With dashes:

  • First item
  • Second item
Output

To create numbered lists, use the consecutive lines that start with a number and a period .

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

Headers

Headers can be created by putting them on a separate line that starts with a pound sign #.

The more pound signs the line starts with the smaller the heading (eg. the deeper the subsection).

# Heading 1
## Heading 2
### Heading 3
#### Heading 4
##### Heading 5
Markdown

Heading 1

Heading 2

Heading 3

Heading 4
Heading 5
Output

Example Text

If you want to highlight a piece of that is to be used as a literal input into a text field on the form, use backticks ` to mark it as such.

Input the following `example_123`.
Markdown

Input the following example_123.

Output