Using Markdown

Markdown provides a simple way to write your copy in extremely legible plain text. The text can then be converted (by Nesta) to standards compliant HTML. Inline HTML is supported.

To create a page in Markdown, make a new file with a .mdown extension inside the content/pages folder. See the source of this page for an example.

See my Markdown cheat sheet or the Markdown project page for instructions on Markdown itself.

Articles on Using Markdown

  1. Anatomy of an article

    This is an article about how to make an "article" (as distinct from a "page"). This article has been summarised with this short paragraph; if you click the "Show me more" link you'll be able to read the entire article. But wait! Before you move on, you should be able to see (if your current theme supports it) that this article was published on 25 December, and was added to a couple of categories.

    Have a look at the top of anatomy-of-an-article.mdown to see how it's done…

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