Pimp Your Post with this Simple Cheat Sheet! Just COPY and PASTE!

in #howto6 years ago (edited)


Steemit offers two ways of posting a new story. With the Editor and Markdown/HTML Editor. The editor is simple and easy but lack some features that might make your blog look more professional and neat.

When I first started using Steemit I did not notice the editor and used only the Markdown/HTML method. Had to google the basics just to get posting. After a while I realized there was an editor, YES! I'm saved, this will go so much faster now! Wrong! The editor was really crappy for me after I already had some experience with the Markdown/HTML editor. Now I only use the Markdown/HTML editor.

This is a super simple cheat sheet I made for myself to use. At the end of the post I will make a downloadable Word Document so you can just copy and paste all the commands while editing! Let's get started!

For those who don't want to scroll all the way down for the link, here is the copy and paste cheat sheet. Simple HTML Copy/Paste Cheat Sheet.


I prefer centered text and pictures, so I use this a lot! Just feels easier and cleaner when reading. Might not be everyone's cup of tea but here is the commands for those who want them.

The page break is just to create some space downwards, experiment with this, after a while you will know exactly what it's for!


So this one is pretty self explanatory. Simply use the hashtags and watch the size of your text change. One Tag being the biggest title and five being the smallest header.

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I included only the basics that we normally use and that I find is most essential.


Using this you don't have to paste long ugly links, instead just give your link a name and then paste the link after the name to get a nice smooth name that will take you to your desired source!


This will put a line through your page similar to the ones you can see in this post, nifty right?


Not many users know this, but when using the Markdown/HTML editor you can drag and drop actual picture files onto the Steemit Markdown/HTML editor page. They are automatically uploaded! This saves a lot of time!

Just remember the link of your image will be dropped exactly where your blinking text cursor is, make sure your cursor is in the center of your picture < center > command.

Centered Picture VS Not Centered


Places the picture in the center of your post, this just looks so much sexier don't you think?

Centered Picture with Source at bottom

Oh F**K! You're home!?

Places the picture in the center of your post with a clickable source link at the bottom of your picture. You can give the little button any name you want and it will take you to the link you provided.

Aligned Left of Text

Places the picture on the left of your text. Whatever you write after this command will go to the right of the picture.
If you want to stop writing next to the picture and move down add as many < br > commands as needed to move you down after your text and it will move you down. Note my text here is centered, it doesn't need to be.

Aligned Right of Text

Places the picture on the right of your text. Whatever you write after this command will go to the left of the picture.
If you want to stop writing next to the picture and move down add as many < br > commands as needed to move you down after your text and it will move you down. Note my text here is NOT centered, wanted to let you see the difference from the above picture where the text is centered.

Aligned Left of Text with Source at Bottom

Here the picture is on your left, the same as the above examples, only difference is you now have the source of the picture. The source of the picture is a link, but since long links are so ugly we can simply rename it. Clicking on the name will then take us to the link.

Aligned Right of Text with Source at Bottom

Here the picture is on your right... you get the idea right!


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For those who would really like to use a table.
Honestly, will be faster to use excel, take a screenshot and paste it here.
Just included this if anyone was interested. It's a nifty trick and will really make your post stand out.

So there it is! Everything you need to make a beautiful and professional post here on Steemit. Using Markdown/HTML might not be easy at first but trust me it get's a lot easier and you will appreciate the extra things you can do. I am not a coder or the owner of any of this content, I simply shared what I have learned and made a Word Document so it will be easier for me and fellow Steemians to post.

The link to the cheat sheet if you would like to use it, its a 2 page word doc saved on google drive. Simple HTML Copy/Paste Cheat Sheet.


This was a excellent opportunity to test everything I learned about HTML writing in Steemit. This whole post took me about 4 hours to make and I'm damn proud of it! Hope this could help some of you! Thank you so much for reading!

Steem on Steemians!



You recieved a whale vote from #takemyvotes contest...Do resteem the post .... Do follow me. TWO for You and resteemed... Nice post

The whale vote I needed to make my day better! Thank you so much! That boosted my post so much! Much appreciated!

Do a resteem of my Whale day post and Contest post..... will be grateful. Take part in the contest

This post is cool!  I upvoted and resteemed at once.  

I resteem it so that I can access it earily from my blog, even thought there is suggestions to use bookmark function.  More importantly is I believe my followers will be benefited by this post.

Downloaded the cheat sheet file, look like I will change the way I create my posts from now on. 

Thank you @scrooger!

You are most welcome and thank you for the resteem! Are you using the eSteem app? How is it?

Yes, I am using eSteem apps on iPad, iPhone and Windows desktop as well. It is convenient and easy to use IF it works properly. Problem is eSteem still have lots of bugs :
-- picture upload functions failed with high frequency. I still don't know why it fails. for me it is just by chance, sometime works sometime no.
-- post listing not refreshed sometime
-- order of posts in the list inconsistent among all the versions and Steemit, so it make you think some posts were missing but they were actually located at different location
-- on Windows desktop version there is no edit function available for comments and replies which is available on iOS versions.

Still working with eSteem and I am posting feedback to the developer from time to time

Oh my I see it still has loads of work. But pretty good so far. I will use it just to quickly check on posts. Question. How do you get those votes from your comments? I see they are on all your comments. Interesring. Is it from the app?

I can see you got the same votes too, so you should know where they come from now. :D
Keep using eSteem and try to give some feedbacks by #esteem-feedback tag. I would like to contribute to it and eventually we will be benefited as well.

Oh I see it is from the app. Wow cool!

I will give feedback from time to time when I see some problems

I think I may just love you now! So followed and resteemed for future reference!

Lol, thanks so much for that! Dankie!

Awesome....gotta start tryin' this one out.

Please do, it takes some time to get used to it. As soon as you get the hang of it though, it makes the whole blogging experience so much better. You also feel kinda bad ass using some code!

Great post, the template is just perfect!

Happy you like it, think I might add some things later down the line.

Everyone on Steemit should bookmark your post. It is not a post. It is a resource that I personally know I will be returning to again and again.
Excellent Job!

How to bookmark a post, or it's not on mobile browser.

If I could upvote this response twice, I would! Hehehe

i just upvoted it cant get the smile out of ma face :))

I know right! Hehehe, have a good one mate!

Hmmm... Just look for bookmark in your browser

Yes,yes i know that...but while ago i wrote a post suggesting a bookmark button or favorite's integrated in steemit .so my mined was blocked &.i asked a q liked that,which shows you i liked the post so haa..now you can up vote me twice.

I also wish there was a bookmark certain post button. Let's hope it's a feature we can get later.

I also wish for reddit functionality to save/bookmark posts.

Dude! Thanks mate! I'm humbled by the response im getting! It was even the first time I promotod my post so happy it could be of use to some of you! Thanks!

This is so helpful especially for someone like me who is not technically savy. Now posting at Steemit will be easier. Thanks a million.

Glad I could be of assistance! Now go post awesome stuff! =)

Gotta upvote you for the help you are giving everyone (new and old users). Thank you.

Thanks a lot! Yes been working on some things that I had questions on when I first started, If I write them down it makes more sense to me. Super stoked if it can help someone else understand some of the ways to improve their Steemit experience.

so informative , gonna use this, thank you for sharing :)

You are super welcome! Go steem on!

very useful! thanks for sharing.

You're welcome! Thanks for the upvote and the for reading!

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