Markdown is a quick way to add formatted text without writing out any HTML.
Markdown has arrived on WordPress.com! Some of you may respond with “Finally!” Others might be asking, “what’s that?” Markdown is a quick way to add formatted text without writing out any HTML.
Let’s take a closer look. Here is an example of how Markdown looks while editing a post:
This is how that same example looks in the Reddle theme after it’s converted to HTML:
Writing with Markdown
Markdown lets you compose links, lists, and other styles using regular characters and punctuation marks. If you want a quick, easy way to write and edit rich text without having to take your hands off the keyboard or learn a lot of complicated codes and shortcuts, then Markdown might be right for you.
For example, to emphasize a word, you just wrap it with an asterisk on both ends, like this: *emphasized*. When your writing is published, it will instead look like this:
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