Markdown – Better-Looking content

As you may know, in many parts of the community, including the main stream, groups, profile, comments and … the editor is very simple. It means, there is no button for the bold, italic, link, and any other customization of the content.

But it doesn’t mean that you can’t write a beautiful, more professional content. The good news is, markdown is supported all over the community.

What is markdown?

Markdown is a lightweight markup language with plain text formatting syntax. Markdown is often used to format readme files, for writing messages in online discussion forums, and to create rich text using a plain text editor. (To know more about markdown, please read its Wikipedia page: )

How to use markdown?

You can read the Wikipedia page linked above, to know all the things you can use as markdown to make your posts and content look better. But you can find some of the most commonly used ones below:

**bold text** will be converted to bold text
*italic text* will be converted to italic text
`inline code` will be converted to inline code
~~strikethrough~~` will be converted to strikethrough
[link](` will be converted to link

As you can see, you can add a few characters before, and after the words you want, to make them styled. As said before, these are not the only ones that you can use. You can make headlines, horizontal lines, ordered lists, unordered lists, and more with markdown. Take your time and check out the Wikipedia page linked above to learn more about Markdown, and start posting better-looking content.

About the author: Official Staff Hamed Azimi
Academically studied law and self-taught coding (well, not a pure autodidact though!). I’m so much passionate about both areas and can’t leave one and stay with the other.

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