Markdown Syntax Guide

Markdown, Css, Html, Themes

This article offers a sample of basic Markdown syntax that can be used in Hugo content files, also it shows whether basic HTML elements are decorated with CSS in a Hugo theme.

Headings #

The following HTML <h1><h6> elements represent six levels of section headings. <h1> is the highest section level while <h6> is the lowest.

H1 #

H2 #

H3 #

H4 #

H5 #
H6 #

Paragraph #

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Blockquotes #

The blockquote element represents content that is quoted from another source, optionally with a citation which must be within a footer or cite element, and optionally with in-line changes such as annotations and abbreviations.

Blockquote without attribution #

Tiam, ad mint andaepu dandae nostion secatur sequo quae. Note that you can use Markdown syntax within a blockquote.

Blockquote with attribution #

Don’t communicate by sharing memory, share memory by communicating. — Rob Pike1

Tables #

Tables aren’t part of the core Markdown spec, but Hugo supports supports them out-of-the-box.

NameAge
Bob27
Alice23

Inline Markdown within tables #

ItalicsBoldCode
italicsboldcode

Code Blocks #

Code block with backticks #

<!doctype html>
<html lang="en">
<head>
  <meta charset="utf-8">
  <title>Example HTML5 Document</title>
</head>
<body>
  <p>Test</p>
</body>
</html>

Code block indented with four spaces #

<!doctype html>
<html lang="en">
<head>
  <meta charset="utf-8">
  <title>Example HTML5 Document</title>
</head>
<body>
  <p>Test</p>
</body>
</html>

Code block with Hugo’s internal highlight shortcode #

<!doctype html>
<html lang="en">
<head>
  <meta charset="utf-8">
  <title>Example HTML5 Document</title>
</head>
<body>
  <p>Test</p>
</body>
</html>

List Types #

Ordered List #

  1. First item
  2. Second item
  3. Third item

Unordered List #

  • List item
  • Another item
  • And another item

Nested list #

  • Fruit
    • Apple
    • Orange
    • Banana
  • Dairy
    • Milk
    • Cheese

Other Elements — abbr, sub, sup, kbd, mark #

GIF is a bitmap image format.

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  1. The above quote is excerpted from Rob Pike’s talk during Gopherfest, November 18, 2015. ↩︎