[TIP-TORIAL] Fixing your Markdown Issues

By Admin
Published: Oct. 19, 2023, 3:39 p.m. - Updated: Oct. 20, 2023, 11:37 a.m.

What is Markdown?

Markdown is the language that the website uses to eventually "rendering" your written text to the site.

HTML however, is not going to work, when trying to write that (even if the markdown editor may react on it.)

Also, read: Markdown Guide - Getting Started

BEFORE YOU START: While most fixes may work with just "WYSYWIG" Mode, it's recommended to switch to Markdown mode instead (See top right of the WYSYWIG text editor)

Lists aren't Listing!

Are your lists looking like:

  1. Item one 2. Item two 3. Item three.

But instead you want:

  1. Item one
  2. Item two
  3. Item three

The fix:

Fixing this is relatively easy actually. This is one of those markdown querks, that aren't site bugs, but more markdown-issues.

Fix 1:
The way to fix this is, select the end of your sentence, and do spacebar spacebar (so you end up with 2 spaces at the end.) That tells markdown that this is a line that needs a linebreak.

Fix 2:
Alternatively, you can also do: Shift+Enter between each line (there should now be a gap between each line). This will also make markdown think that it needs a linebreak.

Multiple line breaks:

You probably tried to just Enter Enter (or more enters) and hoped to be done with it... I wished it was that easy. This is yet another Markdown decision I don't really get, but it is what it is.

The fix:

Now, the site comes with a custom "tag" to have this working as how you expect it. Which is the following: {-br-} ( Without the - 's those are just there to have it not compile as a break).

My sentences are not on a new line

Another headache-y issue, but that's the joys of markdown :p For this one, I'd like to refer to the "Lists aren't Listing!" section. Though, the short answer is: put two spaces behind your sentence.