Markdown Cheat Sheet

A minimal Markdown cheat sheet I keep around for reference. Only contains the elements I most frequently use. See John Gruber’s original spec for plain Markdown and this quick reference for kramdown, the default Jekyll Markdown parser.

Element Syntax
Headings # Level 1
## Level 2
### Level 3
Bold **bold text**
Italic _italic text_
Monospace `monospace text`
Unordered List - First Item
- Second Item
- Third Item
Ordered List 1. First Item
2. Second Item
3. Third Item
Inline Link [Link Title](http://url.com)
Reference Link [Link Title][id]
...
[id]: http://url.com
Image ![alt text](path_to_image.png)
Blockquote > quote text
Fenced Code Block ```
#include <iostream>
int main(void) {}
```
Tables | Element | Syntax |
| ------ | ------------- |
| Item 1 | Description 1 |
| Item 2 | Description 2 |
Footnote Text with a footnote[^1].
...
[^1]: The footnote text.

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