Markdown and PHP Markdown Extra Cheat Sheet

Here’s my Markdown/PHP Markdown cheat sheet or syntax summary.

I really enjoy using Markdown. It’s great to be able to write in (nearly) plain English - say, for submitting something for print - and being able to dump the same text down into the blog and have it work on the web. Setting aside writing-for-web vs. writing-for-print issues, I find this a great help.

And PHP Markdown Extra adds a few niceties, like Markdown inside HTML block tags, simple tables, and definition lists. It just drops straight into WordPress and away you go.

So for others who are forgetful like me, I submit a combined summary of the Markdown and PHP Markdown syntax:

If you’re new to Markdown I suggest you read the manual (and the one for PHP Markdown Extra too) because I’ve skipped a few of the minor details in the interests of simplicity and space.

If you find this useful, please let me know what you think - suggestions for improvements are most welcome.

4 Responses to “Markdown and PHP Markdown Extra Cheat Sheet”

  1. Shay Says:

    the links to the cheat sheets above seem to be broken. Can you let me know where to find the landscape and portrait pdfs?


  2. tech.thingoid Says:

    My apologies—these links must have been broken during a recent minor adjustment to the site. Everything is now back where it should be.

    Thanks for letting me know.

  3. David Reimer Says:

    Just Google’d for one of these, and you obliged! Nice job — thank you!

    The only thing I might add (that tends not to get documented) is nested lists … although once you get a feel for Markdown syntax, it is pretty intuitive.

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