What is Markdown?
Markdown is a lightweight markup language for creating formatted text for the web. Its easy to implement and learn. Markdown is highly popular and you would have used it unknowingly. In WhatsApp, if you enclose a text with asterisk(*), it will be Bold formatted.
*This is bold text*
Markdown has its own extension .md which can created using any editor.
Markdown has variants and there might be minor variations and discrepancies between Markdown processors but here are the most commonly used syntax.
Symbols followed by Hash sign(#) are used as Headings.
Just type the words where you want your paragraph.
Press 'return', you will create a newline.
Bold Text are wrapped with two asterisk(**)
Italicize Text are wrapped with one asterisk(*)
Both Bold and Italic
To have the text both Bold and Italics
To have quotes, use [>] in front of the line.
To have a code block, enclose the code between three backticks[`].
For creating ordered list, add items with numbers followed by periods.
For creating unordered list, add items with dashes(-).
Create blocks using four spaces or one tab.
To add a line, use three dashes(---)
Create Links by enclosing Link Text in square brackets then following it enclose the link in the parentheses().
To add an image, add exclamation mark followed by alt text in square brackets and then the path of the image is added in parentheses().
If you are reading this, then Markdown interested you. I know there are many other features like WYSIWYG editors and stuff but Markdown is very simple and neat to implement. Takes 10 minutes to remember all these syntax, I love it !