See the Markdown page for instructions on enabling Markdown for posts, pages and comments on your blog, and for more detailed information about using Markdown. Markdown Processed Emphasis *Emphasiz…
Recently, I had curated a post that recommended that technical communicators should learn to use the markup language of Markdown. I had never heard of it until that point.
It turns out that WordPress does, indeed, support Markdown, and I didn’t have the "switch" turned on in my setup to recognize it. WordPress actually provides a quick reference guide on the most commonly used format, which are provided in this link.
See on en.support.wordpress.com