When using headers to structure your post copy, start with
h2, and try not to structure content deeper than
h5 (or even
h4, if you can help it).
To create headers with Markdown, use octothorpes (
#), one for each header level you’re creating, followed by a space and then your header text.
# Header = a first-level header (
## Header = a second-level header (
### Header = a third-level header (
#### Header = a fourth-level header (
##### Header = a fifth-level header (
For example, the Note header below is a
h1 header created using
# Note:. The underlying HTML result is:
Most content that you structure as some kind of block element (blockquotes, lists, etc.) require adding a blank line before and after the content you’re marking up or the Markdown syntax won’t render correctly. Headers, like above, are an exception; they don’t require the blank lines. But your draft copy won’t be very legible without adding the blank lines above and below your headers too.
We recommend getting in the good habit of always adding blank lines above and below your block elements, with the sole exception of any block elements (notably headers) that might start your posts; they don’t need blank lines above them since they are the first line.