Markdown syntax

Wiki pages use the popular Markdown language for syntax, for those who are not familiar with this language here are some basics to get you started.

Headings

Headings use the # hash key to create headings:

# heading 1
## heading 2
### heading 3

Bold text

Bold text is creating by wrapping text in double * asterisks – this text is bold.

**this text is bold**

Italic text

Italic text is creating by wrapping text in the _ underscore key – this is italic text.

 _this is italic text_

Links

Links are composed of two parts, the text for the link wrapped in [] square brackets, and the link itself wrapped in () parentheses immediately after the link title. A title can also be added inside the parentheses but are optional – google.co.uk.

[google.co.uk](https://www.google.co.uk/ "optional title")

Images

Images are created very much like links, alt text is wrapped in the [] square brackets while the image src is wrapped inside the () parentheses. A title can be added but is optional.

[alt text](/path/to/img.jpg "optional title")

Lists

Unordered lists use * asterisks as markers:

  • list item 1
  • list item 2
  • list item 3
* list item 1
* list item 2
* list item 3

Ordered lists use regular numbers followed by a period:

  1. order item 1
  2. order item 2
  3. order item 3
1. order item 1
2. order item 2
3. order item 3

If you wish to have a list following another list you’ll need to insert a blank comment to escape the previous list:

* list item 1
* list item 2
* list item 3

<!-- -->

1. order item 1
2. order item 2
3. order item 3

List items may contain paragraphs, if you put a blank line inbetween items you’ll get a p tag for the list text:

  • This is my first paragraph inside my list item. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Aliquam hendrerit mi posuere lectus.This is my second paragraph. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit.
  • Another list item
* This is my first paragraph inside my list item.
  Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit.
  Aliquam hendrerit mi posuere lectus.

  This is my second paragraph. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet,
  consectetuer adipiscing elit.
* Another list item

Code

To use inline code use a single backtick around your text – this is inline code

`this is inline code`

A code block can be added by adding 3 backticks before and after your code, or by indenting every line of your code block by 4 spaces

```
<p>this is my code</p>
<blockquote>I can type a quote in here</blockquote>
```

Blockquotes

You can create block quotes by using > before each line of your quote:

There is no use trying, said Alice; one can’t believe impossible things.
I dare say you haven’t had much practice, said the Queen.
When I was your age, I always did it for half an hour a day.
Lewis Carroll

> There is no use trying, said Alice; one can't believe impossible things.
> I dare say you haven't had much practice, said the Queen.
> When I was your age, I always did it for half an hour a day.
> _Lewis Carroll_