Markdown allows you to write using an easy-to-read, easy-to-write plain text format

If you are using RapidWeaver Elements, you can use the Markdown Element in the default page type.

Markdown is one of the most popular ways to write for the web. By using a lightweight and easy to read syntax you can write and edit text without having to wade through HTML.

You start writing, and when previewing or publishing your Markdown pages, RapidWeaver will generate the HTML for you!

The Basics

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About Markdown

Markdown is incredibly simple to get started with. There are also some advanced options that you can make use of - for a complete list of Markdown syntax that you can use, visit the official Markdown documentation.

If you have a basic knowledge of Markdown, then use this cheatsheet as needed.

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