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Markdown Cheat Sheet

By Spencer Barriball
Published in Coding
November 30, 2021
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Markdown Cheat Sheet

Markdown is a way of writing rich-text (formatted text) content using plain text formatting syntax. In this post I’ll go through markdown’s syntax that you need to create README.md files of your project in GitHub.

Contents

  1. Headings
  2. Text Styles
  3. Blockquotes
  4. Strike-through
  5. Subscript and Superscript
  6. Tables
  7. Links
  8. Images
  9. Lists
  10. Horizontal Rule

Headings

# h1
## h2
### h3
#### h4
##### h5

h1

h2

h3

h4

h5

Text Styles

*italics* or _italics_
**bold**
**_boldAndItalic_**

italics bold boldAndItalic

Blockquotes

> I do like a Shiba Inus

I do like a Shiba Inus

Strike-through

~~I do like Shiba Inus~~

I do like Shiba Inus

Sub and Superscript

H<sub>2</sub>O
Squared<sup>2</sup>

H2O Squared2

Tables

| Default    | Column 2   | Column 3     | Last Column |
| ---------- | ---------- | ------------ | ----------- |
|Shiba Inu   | Shiba Inu  | Shiba Inu    | Shiba Inu   |
|Coffee      | Coffee     | Coffee       | Coffee      |
|Shiba Inu   | Shiba Inu  | Shiba Inu    | Shiba Inu   |
DefaultColumn 2Column 3Last Column
Shiba InuShiba InuShiba InuShiba Inu
CoffeeCoffeeCoffeeCoffee
Shiba InuShiba InuShiba InuShiba Inu
[A-wonderful-blog-with-Shiba-Inus][reference text]
[reference text]: http://5pence.net

A-wonderful-blog-with-Shiba-Inus

Images

You can add images to markdown too, very handy indeed, they are implimented a little bit like links…

![Shiba Inu](https://images.unsplash.com/photo-1575535468632-345892291673?ixlib=rb-1.2.1&ixid=MnwxMjA3fDB8MHxwaG90by1wYWdlfHx8fGVufDB8fHx8&auto=format&fit=crop&w=987&q=80)

Shiba Inu

Lists

Ordered (1, 2, 3) and Unordered lists (-) can be obtained

1. list item one
2. list item two
  1. list item one
  2. list item two

Horizontal Rule

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