Markdown Reference for Submissions


  • Founder Druid Alliance

    Introduction

    This guide will go over how to effectively use the markdown syntax system so you can make your content look as good as possible!

    Video

    Youtube Video

    Basic Formatting

    As you create your post, you will see two screens. The screen on the left is where you input your guide and add markdown text for formatting. You will automatically see a preview created on the right that shows how your post will be viewed on the main site. If there are any errors in what the post looks like, be sure to fix it so that everything is working before submitting. If you have a problem you can come back and edit your post later.


    Headings

    Headings allow for basic page formatting and automatically change font size for visual impact. In addition all headings will display automatically in the table of contents. This will help users find information in your sheet directly.

    # Header Name
    

    Add more hashtags for deeper headings. Up to six headings is supported. Only the first three headings will be added to the table of contents bar.

    Heading 1

    Heading 2

    Heading 3

    Heading 4

    Heading 5
    Heading 6

    Bold Font

    **Bold**
    

    The font can have bold effect.


    Italic Font

    *Italic*
    

    The font can have an italic effect


    Strikethrough Font

    ~~You think you do, but you don't.~~
    

    You think you do, but you don't.


    Blockquote

    > Quote text
    >> Nested quote
    

    If you want to have something quoted you can add it.

    This is a quote

    Nested quote


    Horizontal Rule

    If you want a line break in your post then add a horizontal rule.

    ---
    

    It is currently being used between each section in this document. It looks like this:


    And the text below it is now a new section.


    Links

    If you want to turn any text into a clickable link then follow the syntax below. Optionally if you want to have mouseover text for the link use the quotes and type what you want the text to be.

    [Link Text](https://www.example.com)
    [Link Text](https://www.example.com "Type here for text if you mouseover the link")
    

    ClassicWoW.live
    ClassicWoW.live


    Tooltips

    Game tooltips are supported. Currently only wowhead's links will work. Simply use the link markdown shown above and use the complete url of an item, spell, npc, etc to have the link display a tooltip.

    Did somebody say Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker?


    Images

    Images can be directly uploaded from your computer or linked from a webpage. To add an image from a webpage, click the picture button at the top of the screen or use the markdown example below

    ![alt text](image url "Type here for text if you mouseover the picture")
    

    alt text
    You can also upload an image directly from your computer. Simply drag and drop an image and it will upload at your cursor or click the upload image button at the top.
    Test-1.jpg

    Link Images

    You can combine links and images so that you can click on the picture itself.

    [![alt text](image url "Type here for text if you mouseover the picture")](https://www.example.com)
    

    200px-WW_Link_3.png


    Video Embedding

    It's easy! Simply paste the video url and the embed will automatically show up.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcZyiYOzsSw&
    

    Youtube Video


    Emoji

    Above, you can select from the standard android list of emojis. Choose whatever you want to show for them to be in your document.

    Soon™


    Lists

    You can have multiple types of lists, depending on what kinds of information you want to show.

    Bullet Points

    - First item
       - First nested item (add 3 spaces at the beginning)
          - Second nested item (add 6 spaces at the beginning)
    - Second item
    
    • First item
      • First nested item
        • Second nested item
    • Second item

    Numbered List

    1. First item
       1. First nested item (add 3 spaces at the beginning)
          1. Second nested item (add 6 spaces at the beginning)
    2. Second item
    
    1. First item
      1. First nested item
        1. Second nested item
    2. Second item

    Task List

    These lists give visually interactive checkboxes for lists.

    - [ ] First item (by default checked)
       - [x] First nested item (by default not checked)
    - [ ] Second item (by default not checked)
    

    Tables

    You can create great looking tables directly in your document. Tables can be left, center, or right justified and you can have links and font style effects in each cell. Headers, blockquotes, or lists don't work in tables. More columns and rows can be created. Simply keep adding onto the formatting example shown below.

    | Column 1      | Column 2 | Column 3     |
    | :---        |    :----:   |          ---: |
    | The colon on the left makes it left justified      | One on each side centers       | And on the right makes it right justified   |
    | *Entry 1* | [Light of Elune](https://classic.wowhead.com/item=5816/light-of-elune) |  |
    | **Entry 2** | Dagger | [Greater Dreamless Sleep Potion](https://classic.wowhead.com/item=20002/greater-dreamless-sleep-potion) |
    
    Column 1 Column 2 Column 3
    The colon on the left makes it left justified One on each side centers And on the right makes it right justified
    Entry 1 Light of Elune
    Entry 2 Dagger Greater Dreamless Sleep Potion

    Format Combinations

    Most of the markdown formatting can be combined to produce exactly the look that you want. Here is an example of multiple formats working together.

    > #### Every class is important
    >
    > - Each is needed for raids.
    > - All have their place in PvP.
    >
    >  ***Everything*** is going according to **plan**.
    

    Every class is important

    • Each is needed for raids.
    • All have their place in PvP.

    Everything is going according to plan.


  • Priest Warlock Horde

    sorry for the noob question, but how do you add tags to a topic?


  • Founder Shaman Horde

    @Lammy only CWL staff can add tags. Tags are only used to place videos and written guides on the main page. Did you have something in mind you wanted tagged?


  • Priest Warlock Horde

    Hi @Melderon thanks for clarifying, I don't have anything that needs tagging, I just saw the tags and wondered if its something we should add to posts, but what you said makes sense. btw keep up the great work running this community :))


  • Founder Shaman Horde

    @Lammy Thanks, my friend. Will do!


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