Markdown Guide

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.


orange dot

To display an image (such as the above dot), write:
![image description - orange dot](

Write a link like this: [website link](
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 or ## Italics.

Monospace font

For a monospace font `use backticks`; it will appear like this.

Line breaks

To change lines without changing paragraphs, one can add two spaces at the end of the line, and then continue below. Example:

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: [^picaso]

2. At the end of the post, add the footnote content, on its own line, as such:
[^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 #footnotes
## Table of Contents is #table-of-contents

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.