Mataroa supports Markdown in the blog posts body. Markdown is a very simple formatting language.
One can use *asterisks* between words for italics.
One can use **double asterisks* for bold letters.
To display an image (such as the above dot), write:
![image description - orange dot](https://mataroa.blog/static/favicon.png)
Write a link like this: [website link](https://sourcehut.org/)
for it to appear like this website link.
Headings on markdown are defined in a hierarchy of 6 levels. Heading level 1 is the main title, heading level 2 a secondary, under level 1, heading 3 tertiary under level 2, et al.
Each level is defined with the number of hash signs as prefixes. Eg:
# Markdown Guide
For a monospace font `use backticks`; it will appear
To change lines without changing paragraphs, one can add two spaces at the end of the line, and then continue below. Example:
0:00<space><space> This is the second line
To add a footnote, use the following notation:
1. On the main text, just after the word you want to have the footnote
superscript, add a word as reference, eg:
2. At the end of the post, add the footnote content, on its own line,
[^picaso]: Pablo Ruiz Picasso was born on October 25th, 1881.
When saved, this will automatically create the numbering and make them links. NB: the square brackets, the caret, and the colon are important parts of the syntax.
Every heading has an anchor automatically attached to it. For example:
## Footnotes is
## Table of Contents is
One can create markdown links with the anchors as targets. Eg:
[Bold](#bold) will become
Bold. This enables jumping between parts of
a single post and can be used to create a table of contents as well.