Simplified Markdown to get you started on steemit and how to make a horizontal rule

in #steemit6 years ago

There are lots of not so easy to understand markdown guides, but mine is one that's pretty straightforward and makes beginning using markdown super easy. With all the new steemit users coming onboard I want to make their first post super easy.


Markdown code: Characters to use before and after a word or words to affect how they look

Headings

# is equal to 160% text size on on steemit

## is equal to 140% text size on steemit

### is equal to 120% text size on steemit

#### and ##### are recognized but will give you approx 100% text size


Surround you word or words with these characters for effect:

* for italics *
** for bold **
*** for bold and italic ***


Insert images, links, and youtube videos by just copying and pasting the link

http://www.somecat.xyz/cat.jpg gives us
https://steemit.com/ will result in https://steemit.com/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKTH0o8AEtQ embeds the youtube video


Quoting can be done with a > at the beginning of a line


Headers can have bold and/or italics effects

use ### *** to begin and *** to end the line


___ or *** or --- gives up a horizontal rule


This abbreviated guide should be able to kick start your posting for new users and clear up some confusion for others. I will keep an eye out for any changes and plan to soon offer an advanced markdown article.

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