Editing Syntax

This is a simple overview of the Markdown syntax used for editing text. There is a more detailed guide available.

Example

The example below shows how editable widget contents is transformed in with a simple, syntax:

Basic formatting

Use an asterisk (*) or underscore (_) to give emphasis

Good sir, I say *no!*

Produces: Good sir, I say no!

Use double asterisks (**) or underscores (__) to really make a point

Good sir, I say **no!!**

Produces: Good sir, I say no!

Linking is accomplished by enclosing the hyperlinked text in square brackets, and then following it with the destination link in parenthesis.

This is [an example](http://blah.com) of a link.

Produces: This is an example of a link.

Images

To show an image you need an exclamation mark (!), followed by a square bracket block to include alternative text ([]), and then the URL of the image in parenthesis (). If you don't want to include alternative text, you need at least a empty square bracket block: []

![Alt text](http://site.com/path/to/img.jpg)
![](http://site.com/path/to/img.png)

Structuring

Headings

Use one hash for each level of heading

# Heading 1
## Heading 2
### Heading 3

Lists

For an unordered list, start each line with a asterisk (*), a plus (+) or hyphen (-).

* Bacon
* Eggs
* Ham

For a numbered list, use numbers and a period.

1. Bacon
2. Eggs
3. Ham