Learn how to use markdown, a plain text formatting syntax that will be converted to HTML on the site, to format the content in the legal and contact information blocks on your website.
|Formatting||Entered text||Published text|
|Bold||This is how you **bold** text.||This is how you bold text|
|Italics||This is how you *italicize* text.||This is how you italicize text|
|Bulleted lists||* Bullet one (don't forget a space after the asterisk) |
* Bullet two
|Numbered lists||1. Step one |
2. Step two
|Nested lists||* This is the first level of this list. |
* To make a second level, add two spaces before the asterisk or number.
|Line shift|| |
This content goes on the first line<two space characters>The second line begins here
This content goes on the first line
|Headings||# Heading level one (with a space after the #) |
## Heading level two
### Heading level three
Heading level 1
Heading level 2
Heading level 3
|Block quotes|| |
> Block quotes have to start and end with a blank line
> And each line of the quote starts with a right angle bracket and a space
|Inline code||Here is some `inline code`.|
|Code blocks||``` |
This is a code block.
Note: Creating a blank line and then indenting the next line or lines with four spaces creates a code block too.
|Images||![Optional alternative text if image doesn't load](http://www.sampleurl.com/logo.png).|
|Links||[Link display text](http://www.sampleurl.com)|
|Images that are also links||[![alt text](imageurl)](linkurl)|
|Horizontal rule line|| |
Note: You must type a line break before and after the hyphens.
|Format as plain text||This is how you \*include\* special characters normally used in markdown||This is how you *include* special characters normally used in markdown|
Test your markdown online
Several online services allow you to enter markdown and see the rendered result immediately.
You may for instance try the Dillinger Online Markdown Editor (external link).