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Many applications use the Markdown markup language - Grav, Github, MatterMost, and Slack - in lieu of HyperText Markup Language (HTML). Below we cover commonly used Markdown tags.

Markdown Basics

Attribute Code Result
Blockquote > Blockquote Text
Blockquote with Multiple Paragraphs > Blockquote 1
> Blockquote 2
Blockquote 1

Blockquote 2
Bold *Bold*
Code Block Indent each line of the block by 4+ spaces or 1 tab <div class="row">
<div class="col-lg-4 col-md-4">
Heading 1 #Heading 1

Heading 1

Heading 2 ##Heading 2

Heading 2

Heading 3 ###Heading 3

Heading 3

Heading 4 ####Heading 4

Heading 4

Heading 5 #####Heading 5
Heading 5
Heading 6 ######Heading 6
Heading 6
Horizonal Rules Create a line of 3 or more of the following:
* - _

Image [![Alt text for accessibility](/file-path/to/image.jpg "Image Title")]( Alt text for accessibility
Italic _italic_ Italic
Line Break End a line with 2 or more spaces Line
Link [Duck Duck Go]( "Search engine for privacy")
Or <>
Duck Duck Go
List - Ordered Start a line with a number - i.e.
1. Item 1
  1. Item 1
List - Unordered Start a line with one of the following
- * +
  • Item 1
Paragraph Paragraph Paragraph

Learn more about the Markdown markup language from and Learn more about HTML from our basic HTML tags article.

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