Markdown cheat sheet

Note: If you're having issues adding Markdown to your site, please contact our Customer Care team

Use this cheat sheet for syntax reference in the Markdown language.

Note: Markdown language is an advanced modification that falls out of the scope of Squarespace support. We only recommend Markdown if you're comfortable using it.

Phrase emphasis

*italic* and **bold**

italic and bold

Links

Inline (titles are optional):

Some [linked text](http://squarespace.com/ "Title").

Some linked text.

Reference-style labels (titles are optional):

An [example][id].

Then, anywhere else in the same block, define the link: 

[id]: http://squarespace.com/ "Title"

An example.

Tip: You can use whatever you want to in place of "id". Just ensure that they match.

Superscript and subscript

Superscript

E=MC<sup>2</sup>

E=MC2

Subscript

Plants need CO<sub>2</sub>

Plants need CO2

Images

Inline (titles are optional): 

![alt text](/path/img.jpg "Title")

Reference-style

![alt text][id]

[id]: /url/to/img.jpg "Title"

Headings

# Heading 1  

## Heading 2

Heading 1

Heading 2

Lists

Ordered, without paragraphs: 

1. Foo
2. Bar
  1. Foo
  2. Bar

Unordered, with paragraphs: 

* A list item.    
With multiple paragraphs.
* Bar
  • A list item.
    With multiple paragraphs.
  • Bar

Nested: 

* Abacus
*absolute
* Bananas
1. bitter
2. bupkis
3. burper
* Cunning
  • Abacus
    • absolute
  • Bananas
    1. bitter
    2. bupkis
    3. burper
  • Cunning

Blockquotes

> Email-style angle brackets are used for blockquotes.
>> You can also nest them.
>>
> * You can quote a list.
> * Etc.

> To break the nested blockquote, add a space between lines.

Add another line to resume regular paragraph text.

Email-style angle brackets are used for blockquotes.

You can also nest them.

  • You can quote a list.
  • Etc.

To break the nested blockquote, add a space between lines.

Add another line to resume regular paragraph text.

Note: This site uses custom styling for blockquotes. The code provided here won't create the same green and yellow boxes as you see in our help guides.

 

Code spans

`<code>` spans are delimited by backticks.
You can include literal backticks like `` `this` ``.

<code> spans are delimited by backticks.You can include literal backticks like `this`.

Preformatted Code Blocks

Indent every line of a code block by at least 4 spaces. Use a colon at the end of the preceding paragraph.

This is a normal paragraph:

This is a preformatted code block.

Preceded by a space, the colon disappears :

This is a preformatted code block.

This is a normal paragraph:

This is a preformatted code block.

Preceded by a space, the colon disappears :

This is a preformatted code block.

Horizontal rules

Three or more dashes or asterisks: 

    ---

***

- - - -



Manual line breaks

End a line with two or more spaces: 

Roses are red,  
Violets are blue.

Roses are red,
Violets are blue.

Text colors and fonts

In his beard lived three <span style="color:red">cardinals</span>.

In his beard lived three cardinals.

I am in <span style="font-family:Papyrus; font-size:4em;">LOVE!</span>

I am in LOVE!

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