Markdown Cheat Sheet

For my both blogs I am using markdown for writing the blog posts, so I thought it’s better to keep a personal markdown cheat sheet for myself. So I don’t want to Google it every time whenever I need to check some syntax. So here it is.

What is Markdown?

Its a lightweight markup language that you can use to add formatting elements to plaintext text documents, which is created by John Gruber in collaboration with Aaron Swartz.

Basic Syntax

  • Heading

    # h1
    ## h2
    ### h3
    #### h4
    ##### h5

  • Bold

    **bold text**

  • Italic


  • Blockquote

    > blockquote

  • Ordered List

    1. First item
    2. Second item
    3. Third item
  • Ordered List

    - First item
    - Second item
    - Third item

  • Code


  • [title](

  • Image

    ![alt text](wizbitales.jpg)

  • Horizontal Rule


Backslash Escapes

Markdown will allow to use backlash escapes to generate litertal characters which is used in the markdown itself fot formatting the syntax.

String: \* Literal astrisks\*
Output: * Literal astrisks*

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Bino Kochumol Varghese

A software engineer who is a voracious reader and an active blogger.