What is Markdown?

Markdown is a text-to-HTML conversion tool used to create web content. It's the syntax used to write all content in the TypeEngine Console because all apps use HTML5 to display your content.

It uses familiar shorthand — asterisks to denote bulleted lists, for example — making it easy to learn. Many elements may be written in one or more ways, all of which are functionally equivalent. But rather than rewrite what's already been documented, click here for a great reference on Markdown.

Here are some basic examples of commonly used Markdown syntax:

Headings
# First Header
## Second Heading
### Third Heading

Text
This text is **bold**.
This text is also __bold__.
This text is *italicized*.
This text is also _italicized_.
`This is some code.`

Links
Link to [Google](http://google.com).
Link to <http://google.com>.
Link to [Google][] with attributes later in the document.

Blockquotes
> This is the first level of quoting.

>> This is nested blockquote
that runs onto the next line.

> Back to the first level.

Notice the spaces when we start a new paragraph or separate the different blockquotes.

Lists
Example 1
* Milk
* Bread
* Cheese
  * Cheddar
  * Camembert
* Rice

Example 2
1. Milk
2. Bread
3. Cheese
  1. Cheddar
  2. Camembert
4. Rice


Footnotes
Example 1
Here is some text containing a footnote[^somesamplefootnote]. You can then continue your thought...

[^somesamplefootnote]: Here is the text of the footnote itself.

Example 2
Even go to a new paragraph and the footnotes will go to the bottom of the document[^documentdetails].

[^documentdetails]: Depending on the final form of your document, of course. See the documentation and experiment.

    This footnote has a second paragraph.

Example 3
This is an example of an inline footnote.[^This is the *actual* footnote.]

Creating Your Publication

  1. Do you have a sample workflow for creating a TypeEngine publication?
  2. What's the deal with the About Issue?
  3. How do I add my design to my publication?
  4. How much creative control do I have over the appearance of my app?
  5. How do I create an article?
  6. How do I create an issue?
  7. How do I publish an issue?
  8. What is Markdown?
  9. How do I apply CSS to a specific article?
  10. How do I add or remove images, audio or other assets to my article?
  11. How do I add an advertisement to an article?
  12. How do I assign a template and metadata to my article?
  13. How do I create a new author or assign an existing author to an article?
  14. How do I create a privacy policy? What should be included?
  15. How do I embed video? Which Vimeo or YouTube link should I use?
  16. How do I add an image gallery or slideshow to an article?
  17. Can I create more than one publication with my TypeEngine account?
  18. How do I embed the Subscribe button?
  19. What incentives can I offer my readers?
  20. How do I set up links to open in an external browser?
  21. How do I set up web log in for WordPress?
  22. How do I offer an issue for free?
  23. How do I set up Article-to-Article links?
  24. Can I use Typekit, Google Web Fonts, or another hosted webfont service with TypeEngine?
  25. Can I upload a PDF so its pages display inside my publication?
  26. Will my app styling appear the same across the iOS, Android and web platforms?
  27. What tracking and marketing platforms does TypeEngine work with?
  28. From outside my app, how can I open my app using a link?
  29. How do I use custom fonts?

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