Atx-Style Headers[edit | edit source]
Text prefixed with one to six pound signs (hash symbols,
#) becomes a header
<h6>, according to how many pound signs were used.
# This is a first-level (`<h1>`) header ## This is a second-level (`<h2>`) header ### And so on.
= This is a first-level (
<h1>) header =
This is a second-level (
<h2>) header[edit | edit source]
And so on.[edit | edit source]
Atx*style headers may be optionally closed by adding trailing pound signs, which are ignored.
### This is a header with some trailing hashes ###
=== This is a header with some trailing hashes ===
At present Stack Exchange's flavor of markdown only seems to support up to three header levels (
###), though Markdown supports all the way up to 6.
Setext-Style Headers[edit | edit source]
To create a first-level (
<h1>) header, use the equal sign (
=) in a line under your text:
All About Dogs
= All About Dogs =
Use hyphens (
-) for second-level (
The Debut Novel ---------------
== The Debut Novel ==
The line below the header can be of any length.
Another header -- Another header -
== Another header ==
Another header[edit | edit source]