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Markdown is the language used to format the plain text files in your Git-enabled repository. Its also called a markup language, like HTML. Both languages add markers to plain text to style and organize the text of a document. In HTML:

<h1> Heading 1 </h1>

In Markdown:

# Heading 1

Whereas you use HTML and CSS with WordPress, you use Markdown with Git and GitHub. Markdown has fewer options for marking text than HTML. It was designed to be human-readable, meaning easy to write and edit.


Markdown for Students and Academics
Coll, S. (2017). Markdown for Students and Academics.
Internet Connection: Markdown for Librarians and Academics
Ovadia, S. (2014). Internet Connection: Markdown for Librarians and Academics


Mastering Markdown. GitHub Guides.

Cheat Sheets

Cheat Sheet
Adam Pritchard’s Markdown Cheatsheet is a great resource if you need a quick overview of what features are available in Markdown.
Cheat Sheet
The Markdown Guide, a free and open-source reference guide to Markdown, features a Markdown Cheat Sheet on their website.