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Markdown quick reference

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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…

Danielle M. Villegas‘s insight:

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. 


Good luck!


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Danielle M. Villegas is a technical communicator who currently employed at Cox Automotive, Inc., and freelances as her own technical communications consultancy, Dair Communications. She has worked at the International Refugee Committee, MetLife, Novo Nordisk, BASF North America, Merck, and Deloitte, with a background in content strategy, web content management, social media, project management, e-learning, and client services. Danielle is best known in the technical communications world for her blog,, which has continued to flourish since it was launched during her graduate studies at NJIT in 2012. She has presented webinars and seminars for Adobe, the Society for Technical Communication (STC), the IEEE ProComm, TCUK (ISTC) and at Drexel University’s eLearning Conference. She has written articles for the STC Intercom, STC Notebook, the Content Rules blog, and The Content Wrangler as well. She is very active in the STC, as a former chapter president for the STC-Philadelphia Metro Chapter, and is currently serving on three STC Board committees. You can learn more about Danielle on LinkedIn at, on Twitter @techcommgeekmom, or through her blog. All content is the owner's opinions, and does not reflect those of her employers past or present.

2 thoughts on “Markdown quick reference

  1. I went to my WordPress dashboard and looked through the settings under **Settings → Writing** and **Settings → Discussion** and didn’t see the Markdown check boxes anywhere. Any idea what I might be missing?

    1. I just came across it tonight in a weird place. I’ll have to check again in the morning. WP seemed a little off tonight. It usually gives me some SEO tag hints and such, and they weren’t working tonight either, and I couldn’t figure out how to turn that back on. That’s how I accidentally discovered the Markdown toggle.

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