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Markdown Basics

  • *italic* or __italic__
  • **bold** or __bold__
  • link:[text]( "title")
  • image?![alt text](/path/img.jpg "title")
  • numbered list: 1. Foo 2. Bar
  • to add a line break simply add two spaces to where you would like the new line to be.
  • basic HTML tags are also supported



Asked: Jul 30 '13 at 21:15

Seen: 575 times

Last updated: Oct 23 '13 at 02:08


Well the title says it all.. I've tried several time using Markdown Basics instructions (as shown on the side as well as online) all w/o success. Thanks..

asked Jul 30 '13 at 21:15

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The people who do this are creating manual html tags for the images (which our software allows). As far as I am aware, it cannot be done through markdown, which only works for questions and answers.

Here is an example of how to create an html image tag:

  1. Make sure you have the image url handy. For example, the image url for the Inward Quest logo is

  2. Within the comment, type the following code (always the same for all images):

    <img src="" alt=""/>

  3. Now copy your url from Step 1 into the src="" section i.e. src=""

  4. The completed image url is now:

    <img src="" alt=""/>

  5. After you save your comment, the image will show up in the comment if you refresh the page

Note that I cannot test this for sure without posting on Inward Quest (IQ Meta is set up differently) so if it doesn't work, let me know.


answered Jul 31 '13 at 02:49

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Simon Templeton ♦♦

edited Jul 31 '13 at 03:18

It worked @Simon Thank you!

(Aug 05 '13 at 16:11) ele

It works great unless the image is too big..

(Aug 05 '13 at 16:39) ele

@ele When images are inserted in a question or answer, they are automatically resized to fit. If you are manually inserting images into comments using the method above, you are on your own. Those are the original image sizes. If you want them smaller, you will need to make a copy of them, resize them with image editing software, reupload under different filenames, and then create new links to the new smaller images.

(Oct 18 '13 at 04:28) Simon Templeton ♦♦

@Simon Thank you. I did discover this earlier & deleted the comment with an image too large. I thought it was a glitch because I took the images from your site. Appreciate the explanation very much & in the future if I post an image which is too large, I will just delete it.

(Oct 23 '13 at 02:08) ele
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