Markdown Cheatsheet


Markdown is a lightweight markup language for creating formatted text using a plain-text editor.

Introducing Markdown was published by John Gruber in 2004 as a markup language that is easier to read in its source code form. It is widely used for blogging, instant messaging, online forums, collaborative software, documentation pages, and readme files.

The initial description in Introducing Markdown contained ambiguities which were eventually addressed in 2014 by CommonMark, specification and test suite.

Frequently used

# Heading level 1
## Heading level 2

###### Heading level 6

Heading level 1

Heading level 2

Text Emphasis: ***bold and italic*** then **bold** and finally *italic* text

> Block quote
> New paragraph in the block quote

> Block quote
>> Nested paragraph in the block quote

1. First item
2. Second item
    1. Indented first item
    2. Indented second item
3. Third item

- First item
- Second item
    - Indented first item
    - Indented second item
- Third item

My favorite search engine is [Duck Duck Go]( "The best search engine for privacy")
My favorite local page is [Favourites](./ "Only the very best")


![Tux, the Linux mascot](/assets/images/tux.png)

  "firstName": "Fred",
  "lastName": "Flintstone",
  "age": 30

Markdown Language


Syntax Highlighting



Editors and Linters

Browser plugins such as