WordPress Markdown test

An exhibit of Markdown

[tags markdown]

This note demonstrates some of what wordpress Markdown is capable of doing.







Markdown quick reference for wordpress


Special shortcodes can be embedded in email to configure the published post, e.g., [more], [delay +1 hour] etc.

Emphasize emphasize
Strong Strong

A link.

Some text with a link and another link.

Linked Images:
alt text

Footnotes: I have more 1 to say up here.


  1. Item
  2. Item
    • Mixed
    • Mixed
  3. Item
  • Unordered list can use asterisks
    • Or minuses
    • Or pluses


Begin each line with
two spaces or more to
make text look
e x a c t l y
like you type i

Code block

#button {
    border: none;

Definition Lists

A semantic personal publishing platform
Text-to-HTML conversion tool


Markdown converts text to HTML.

Definitions can be anywhere in the document

More Markdown Examples from Pandoc-Markdown


Use 3 dashes for — an em-dash. Use 2 dashes for ranges (ex., “it’s all
in chapters 12–14”). Three dots … will be converted to an ellipsis.
Unicode is supported.

Inline math equations go in like so: $\omega = d\phi / dt$. Display
math should get its own line and be put in in double-dollarsigns:

$$I = \int \rho R^{2} dV$$

And note that you can backslash-escape any punctuation characters
which you wish to be displayed literally, ex.: `foo`, *bar*, etc.

Block quotes are
written like so.

They can span multiple paragraphs,
if you like.

Here’s a “line block”:

| Line one
| Line too
| Line tree

Tables can look like this:

size material color

9 leather brown
10 hemp canvas natural
11 glass transparent

Table: Shoes, their sizes, and what they’re made of

(The above is the caption for the table.)



Emphasis, aka italics, with asterisks or underscores.

Strong emphasis, aka bold, with asterisks or underscores.

Combined emphasis with asterisks and underscores.

Strikethrough uses two tildes. ~~Scratch this~~.


  1. First ordered list item
  2. Another item
    • Unordered sub-list.
  3. Actual numbers don’t matter, just that it’s a number
    1. Ordered sub-list
  4. And another item.

    You can have properly indented paragraphs within list items. Notice the blank line above, and the leading spaces (at least one, but we’ll use three here to also align the raw Markdown).

    To have a line break without a paragraph, you will need to use two trailing spaces.
    Note that this line is separate, but within the same paragraph.
    (This is contrary to the typical GFM line break behaviour, where trailing spaces are not required.)

  • Unordered list can use asterisks
  • Or minuses
  • Or pluses


URLs can be made in a handful of ways:

  • http://github.com – automatic!
  • A named link to MarkItDown. The easiest way to do these is to select what you want to make a link and hit Ctrl+L.
  • Another named link to MarkItDown
  • Sometimes you just want a URL like .

Some text to show that the reference links can follow later.

internal links / named anchors

For Markdown’s support for internal links / named anchors,


obvious solution is to place your own anchor point in the page wherever you like, thus:

before the line you want to ‘link’ to. Don’t forget the quotation marks around it. Then a markdown link like:

link text
anywhere in the document takes you there.

It might be OK to put the anchor in the heading line you wish to link.


Here’s our logo (hover to see the title text):

alt text

alt text

Code and Syntax Highlighting

Code blocks are part of the Markdown spec, but syntax highlighting isn’t. However, many renderers — like Github’s and Markdown Here — support syntax highlighting.

Inline code has back-ticks around it.

code blocks

Code blocks are very useful for developers and other people who look at code or other things that are written in plain text. As you can see, it uses a fixed-width font.

Blocks of code are either fenced by lines with three back-ticks “`, or are indented with four spaces. I recommend only using the fenced code blocks — they’re easier and only they support syntax highlighting.

var s = "JavaScript syntax highlighting";
s = "Python syntax highlighting"
print s
No language indicated, so no syntax highlighting. 
But let's throw in a <b>tag</b>.


Blockquotes are very handy in email to emulate reply text.
This line is part of the same quote.

Quote break.

This is a very long line that will still be quoted properly when it wraps. Oh boy let’s keep writing to make sure this is long enough to actually wrap for everyone. Oh, you can put Markdown into a blockquote.

Inline HTML

You can also use raw HTML in your Markdown, and it’ll mostly work pretty well.

Definition list
Is something people use sometimes.
Markdown in HTML
Does *not* work **very** well. Use HTML tags.

Headings – H1, can also contain formatting

There are six levels of headings. They correspond with the six levels of HTML headings.






everything after this shortcode is ignored (i.e. signatures). Make sure it’s on its own line with a blank line above it.

  1. To say down here. 

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