Markdown is a simple way to format text that looks great on any device. It doesn’t do anything fancy like change the font size, color, or type — just the essentials, using keyboard symbols you already know.

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Type Or … to Get
*Italic* _Italic_ Italic
**Bold** __Bold__ Bold
# Heading 1 Heading 1
=========

Heading 1

## Heading 2 Heading 2
---------

Heading 2

[Link](http://a.com) [Link][1]

[1]: http://b.org
Link
![Image](http://url/a.png) ![Image][1]

[1]: http://url/b.jpg
Markdown
> Blockquote  
Blockquote
A paragraph.

A paragraph after 1 blank line.
 

A paragraph.

A paragraph after 1 blank line.

* List
* List
* List

- List
- List
- List

  • List
  • List
  • List

1. One
2. Two
3. Three

1) One
2) Two
3) Three

  1. One
  2. Two
  3. Three
Horizontal Rule

---
Horizontal Rule

***
Horizontal Rule
`Inline code` with backticks   Inline code with backticks
```
# code block
print '3 backticks or'
print 'indent 4 spaces'
```
····# code block
····print '3 backticks or'
····print 'indent 4 spaces'
# code block
print '3 backticks or'
print 'indent 4 spaces'

Want to experiment with Markdown?

Try our 10 minute interactive tutorial, or play with the reference CommonMark implementation.

Need more detail?

Refer to the official CommonMark spec, or discuss CommonMark with us.