Markdown Syntax Guide

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 Link to heading

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

H1 Link to heading

H2 Link to heading

H3 Link to heading

H4 Link to heading

H5 Link to heading
H6 Link to heading

Paragraph Link to heading

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Blockquotes Link to heading

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 Link to heading

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

Blockquote with attribution Link to heading

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

Tables Link to heading

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

Name Age
Bob 27
Alice 23

Inline Markdown within tables Link to heading

Italics Bold Code
italics bold code

Code Blocks Link to heading

Code block with backticks Link to heading

<!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 Link to heading

<!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 Link to heading

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

List Types Link to heading

Ordered List Link to heading

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

Unordered List Link to heading

  • List item
  • Another item
  • And another item

Nested list Link to heading

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

Other Elements — abbr, sub, sup, kbd, mark Link to heading

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