(cribbed from http://saladofherbs.wikity.cc/markdown-syntax/ , which appears to be offline)
Wikity allows people to use standard WYSIWYG editing, but encourages frequent users to take a few minute to learn Markdown syntax, and use Markdown where possible. Using Markdown will:
- Dramatically improve your writing speed
- Keep you focused on the content instead of the layout
- Ensure your work is portable across many platforms
- Avoid classic HTML gotchas
Markdown is a widely used standard used by millions of people to quickly write and edit documents. We use a brand of Markdown called GitHub-flavored Markdown. (Link)
To work in Markdown, just open the text tab of your visual editor and type, using the small number of indicators for things like emphasis and extra emphasis. You can also do lists:
Here’s how that looks:
To work in Markdown, just open the text tab of your visual editor and type, using the small number of indicators for things like *emphasis* and **extra emphasis**. You can also do lists: * Like * This
You can add links: for example, Linked Word, as well as blockquotes:
This is a blockquote.
Here’s how that works:
You can add links: for example, [Linked Word](http://www.google.com/), as well as blockquotes: > This is a blockquote.
Long links can use a “keyword” syntax that allows you to move them to the bottom of the page.
You can add links: for example, [Linked Word][myref], as well as blockquotes: > This is a blockquote. [myref]:http://www.google.com/
Because this is Wikity, if you see something on a page that you want to do you can always copy the page and look at the source.
For instance, if you want to see how to do a
Special Term like this, just edit and view the source.
Same with this table: