Markdown Tutorial + Steemit Blogging Tips

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Toolkit posts are designed to help new Steemians get acquainted with the ins and outs of Steemit. If you have requests on components or systems related to Steemit that you would like to see explained, please let us know in the comments below. [The graphics and text have been updated from our original Markdown post.]

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What is Markdown?


Markdown is the code language used in creating and editing Steemit blog posts. It allows you to customize text, emphasize elements and overall help you create amazing content without the headache of using HTML directly.

Within the Steemit interface, all blog post and comment boxes support the Markdown language. This gives you the flexibility to insert a wide range of formatting options from text headers to bullet points and charts. In this tutorial, we’re going to run through the basics to help you get acquainted with Markdown formatting.

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# Heading 1

## Heading 2

### Heading 3

Heading 1

Heading 2

Heading 3


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*italic* and **bold** and ***bold-italic***

italic and bold and bold-italic

<center>Example Text</center>

Example Text


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Your [linked text or image](http://steemit.com/).

Your linked text or image.


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Adding images to your post is as easy as dragging and dropping them from your computer desktop right into the Steemit text box. Images can only be uploaded one at a time and it will take a moment depending on the size of the file. Once images are successfully uploaded onto Steemit, a code will appear which you can move around your blog post to your liking.

  • Tip 1: Uploaded images may appear in a different location in the text than you originally dropped. (It all depends on where your cursor was located!)
  • Tip 2: If you are formatting images to be uploaded to Steemit and wish for them to span the whole post, we recommend making them at least 1000 pixels in width.

Here's an example of the image code that appears after the drag and drop process:

![Markdown-Example.jpeg](https://steemitimages.com/DQmQfwKGjY48BHUMYUhFcQ7YETRiKKp7apAZfLYK3csU7s9/180119_Markdown%20Tutorial-06.png)


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>This is a quote, someone said this!

This is a quote, someone said this!


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* Red
* Blue
* Yellow

  • Red
  • Blue
  • Yellow

Category A | Category B
--- | ---
Thing 1 | Thing 2

Category ACategory B
Thing 1Thing 2


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E=MC<sup>2</sup>

E=MC2

Healthy plants need CO<sub>2</sub>

Healthy plants need CO2


Exploring More Options


These Markdown tips should help you get started! A comprehensive list of options can also be found here Feel free to reach out to us in the comment section with any Markdown or formatting questions. If you're feeling adventurous, give a few of these Markdown tips a go with your comments below!



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A Steemit specific - you can use the <div class="pull-right></div> and <div class="pull-left></div> to push photos to one side of the screen or another.

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Nice!! Excellent example of justifying images within text. Thanks for sharing this @maxg :D

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Nice, so what if you want to reduce a photo size in a post?

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I didn't know this one off the top of my head. If you use steemitimages to host the image, you can add a https://steemitimages.com/{height}x{width} to the start of the url.
To make this sequence of images:

<div>
https://steemitimages.com/0x0/https://steemitimages.com/DQmZBhZLPhqKiHZmLW2tFupUXCtM9dPP4mh85DtLGSwxrrm/171005_Masterpost_Icons-01.png
https://steemitimages.com/100x100/https://steemitimages.com/DQmZBhZLPhqKiHZmLW2tFupUXCtM9dPP4mh85DtLGSwxrrm/171005_Masterpost_Icons-01.png
https://steemitimages.com/50x50/https://steemitimages.com/DQmZBhZLPhqKiHZmLW2tFupUXCtM9dPP4mh85DtLGSwxrrm/171005_Masterpost_Icons-01.png
</div>
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the best contribution with which I could come across. Many thanks!!

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tsss markdown sorcery!

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Whoa! That's a great trick!

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Fantastic!!!! Thank you.

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This is great - I've always wondered how to do this and now I know! Thank you

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Nice, so what if you want to reduce a photo size in a post?

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Thank you for posting this instruction! I have been looking for it!

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This is really useful, thanks for sharing

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Good HTML note bud!

Really very helpful tools. It will save a lot of time because I was using HTML for my posts till now.

I'm so glad I found this account!
May I translate your articles for my little community (to Hebrew)?
Of course with a credit for you.

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Absolutely! Message us in Steemit.Chat with the links once their up :)

That's a really useful post! I'm bookmarking it so I can send it to newbies when they need help with this kind of stuff.

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Excellent, that's great to hear @rocking-dave. Thanks for your support :D

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Oh, my pleasure! Especially when the support is just taking advantage of some awesome resources. ;)

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How can a post get bookmarked?

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You can bookmark the link to a certain post as any other link in your browser. That's what I meant. You can't really bookmark a post as part of the steemit interface itself.

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Oh, cut and paste!!! Alright, thank you! As long as there is no other way! I have been looking for some hidden function! :)

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Browser bookmarking is a bit more convenient than cut and paste really and if you are using Chrome and don't mind being logged in, you can even move your bookmarks and sessions between devices. I personally mind that very much and I'm neither using Chrome, nor logging in to save bookmarks or anything like that.

Thanks for sharing! Very useful for beginners, and those who do not know html. I naturally gravitate towards styling through html as I use it a lot in some of my other work.

You have some really useful tips and have helped me build my content a lot, thank you @sndbox!

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Glad this could be helpful @lukebrn. Thanks for your continuous support!

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No problem! I would love to get involved in some of your projects, Will be supporting you as much as I can!

beautifully crafted article. You guys got style :)

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Thanks @geniusloci ;)

Thank you so much! I've been using standard html to do mine... but these seem a bit easier.
Do you think there is any harm in using standard html?

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No harm at all! Just another option to choose from :D

wow.. thank u so much for this

Thank you for this

great post.thanks for sharing.
please carry on your activity....
keep on....

Definetly a must! :)

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Thank you Leo!

May i ask something, your steemit account its uniqueness and has an original character. How to be join to fellowship to @sndbox

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If you're curious to learn more out our incubator, take a look at our nomination process, here. Also our 2018 program schedule here. Cohort 2 opens up in May :)

Thanks for sharing this post,,I appreciate your tutorial...thanks.

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very useful post for all steemians thanks bro keep share with us more about steemit @sndbox

articles that are worth reading by steemit users all over the world

Great post !!
as a graphic designer and developer I want to add a button in my posts which has the same function as the button follow. steemians will follow with no need to be redirected to my page, i try different ways, but i think by now we can't.
other question is , when we will be able to use CSS on steemit ?

it's a helpful article for steemians. Thanks for the post! Keep it up!

Thank you for this info, I just started steemit 1 week ago with a help from a friend
@deveerie

This post is helpful, This will help me a lot in improving the styling of my future blogs!

  • Thanks for sharing this!
  • Upvoted!
  • Followed!
  • This is cool!

Hi! @sndbox Thank you very much! Such an easy way to explain markdown! Will try using it to make my blog better looking. I have tried to blog on Russian version of Steemit Golos and now with recent Revolution happened there decided to come to Steemit!Keep posting some useful stuff will follow your blog!

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what happened with golos? revolution?

thank you for the explanation, your tutorial help me as a newcomer in steemit.

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That's great to hear, thanks @ajilah :)

Just Imagine...
I joined steemit in August last year and i'm hearing most of this for the first time..
Thanks a whole lot @sndbox
Is it okay if i share this info with my fellow minnows?

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Of course! Feel free to share far and wide :)

This is awesome, now I can start using > to quote, instead of "...."

This is a quote, someone said this!

Even if i learnt them by searching a lot at my first days on steemit and even if i know most of these info's, i should say that, these are very helpful, useful and powerful if you know before creating a content. Pretty helpful content for newbies. Well done @sndbox

Very good post @sndbox, after I read the contents of your article, this is very useful for many people. Especially for myself for those who just joined in steemit with you share this article very helpful. Thank you for sharing this information and best wishes for you... :)

Very thank for this tutorial.

Woah. Thanks so much when i was sent a link on Markdown i was thinking it was another boring long message needed on steemit never knew its what i had alittle knowledge about while learning excel on my desktop. Its really amazing though and I have learnt much from this post and sure,if i need more, reading yur post on markdown would be beneficial. Thanks

I clicked here thinking I was fairly familiar with markdown, however I never knew how do to superscript, subscript or, my new favourite, categories. I didn't even realize categories existed. Thanks for the info! :)

I want to be your membership, how to sir.

Thanks for sharing ♥ I support you♥♥

@sndbox
Thanks for making markdown styling more understandable. Before now I could only do some markdowns but now I've learned more.
@berylwills

Follow 4 follow and upvotes as well ...!!!! Thanks

This is exactly what Im looking for (a few weeks back lol). I really had a hard time with markdown text when I firat started here. The minnows are very lucky to have this post.

Im going to share this to my local community at @steemph.cebu so the newbies will know how. Wouldn't want them to feel the struggle I had been in haha.

By the way, the inforgrapphics are amazing. Its really eye catching. Great job on your work. I fully support the efforts you put i to this community. Have a great day

Very helpfu contents thank you for sharing ... 🙌🙋

Wonderful post. I like it, and resteem for my reference and other newbies referrences. Thanks.

This is amazing. Thank you!

How to change color of the font?

nice conratulations my friend

Thank you so much for this tutorial. I have been using steemit for a few months and still feel like there is so much to learn. Receiving tips like this in an easy to read format, all in one place, is a great resource. Now I need to look through the rest of the tutorials.

This post is God sent...now I can style all my posts as I like

Thanks so much for educating me

  • very helpful
  • Thanks again

Thanks you @sndbox. New members will certainly find this useful.

@eurogee, the Steemivangelist and the founder of @euronation Newbie's Support Team

good post... thanks for information @sndbox

This is very useful information for newbies like me.. Looking forward to more tips from you

very helpful post especially for newbies like me.
thankyou@sndbox.

Thank for sharing.

So useful! @sndbox Thank you for taking your time to share this with us!

Awesome tutorial

This is a nice piece of advice. Thanks. Hope one day i can create BLOGS that has amazing content like this. Your BLOG was really helpful. Thanks.

@sndbox I would love to try this I never had markdown post before thanks

beautifull

Hello thanks so much for putting this together!

I was just wondering why I can't resteem this post. I would love to share it on my blog for others and for future reference.

This post is helping us As a new user of steemit, thank you @sndbox

I have an incredible mental resistance to learning HTML. For some reason with Steemit i have some sort of motivation to do, just so I can make my posts pretty. Thinking now if HTML 5 animation is possible, i shall have to Google that one.

Thanks a lot I was searching this shortcuts to draft my post its a very helpful post i found in a link of >>> https://steemit.com/photography/@gringalicious/homemade-sushi-with-salmon-food-photo-shoot
thanks to @gringalicious and @sndbox you made my day happy
God Bless U
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