Style Guide

Blog posts in Ghost are written using Markdown. Markdown is a minimal syntax for marking up your documents with formatting, using punctuation and special characters.


Headings

Headers are set using a # before the title. The number of hashes before the title text will determine the depth of the header. Header depths are from 1-6.

Heading 1

Heading 2

Heading 3

Heading 4

Heading 5
Heading 6

If you paste in a URL, like http://ghost.org - it'll automatically be linked up. But if you want to customise your anchor text, you can do that too! Here's a link to the Ghost website.


Images

To insert an image into your post, you need to first type ![]() into the Markdown editor panel. This will create an image upload box in your preview panel.

The Ghost Logo

List Types

Unordered List

  • Item number one
  • Item number two
    • A nested item
    • A nested item
  • A final item

Ordered List

  1. Item number one
    1. A nested item
    2. A nested item
  2. Item number two
  3. A final item

Table

Table Header 1 Table Header 2 Table Header 3
Division 1 Division 2 Division 3
Division 1 Division 2 Division 3
Division 1 Division 2 Division 3

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Quoting

When you want to add a quote in Markdown, it’s exactly the same as the formatting which you may already be familiar with from your email app of choice when you reply to someone. Prefixing the line with a > converts it into a block-quote.

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Footnotes

Footnotes can be added to the body of your text using placeholders like this: [^1] or [^note] coupled with the note text at the end of the document. For example:

Here is a footnote reference,[1] and another.[2]


Working with Code

Code can be presented inline, like <code>. Indenting by 4 spaces will turn an entire paragraph into a code-block.

.awesome-thing {
    display: block;
    width: 100%;
}


That should be enough to get you started. Have fun!


  1. Here's the footnote. ↩︎

  2. Here's one with multiple blocks. ↩︎