# What is markdown?


Markdown is a way of writing plain text (left),
so that it can be converted to rich text (right).

This page is written in markdown to show how it works.


## Headings

Prefix with a hash and a space to turn text into a heading.

# This is an h1
## This is an h2
#### This is an h4


## Emphasis


You can italicize a word with _underscore_ or *star*.

__Bold__ a word by doubling the **emphasis**.


## Lists


Here's how to make a list:

* leave a blank line before your list
* use stars (*)
* leave a space after the star


## Links and Images


Repeat out loud:

Square brackets for name then round brackets for URL. There's no spaces between the brackets.

[Loomio Homepage](https://www.loomio.org/)

Images are the same, but prefixed with an exclamation mark.

![loomio logo](https://i.imgur.com/Fvtworb.png)