While typing:

  • Enter ** on both sides of your text to bold.

  • Enter * on both sides of your text to italicize.

  • Enter ` on both sides of your text to create an inline code.

At the beginning of a block line

Use any of these shortcuts at the beginning of a new line or existing content:

  • Enter *, -, or + followed by space to create a bulleted or unordered list.

  • Enter 1., a., or i. followed by space to create a numbered or ordered list.

  • Enter # followed by space to create an H1 heading.

  • Enter ## followed by space to create an H2 sub-heading.

  • Enter ### followed by space to create an H3 sub-heading.

  • Enter #### followed by space to create an H4 sub-heading.

  • Enter > followed by space to create a quote block.

  • Enter --- to create a divider. The last - will trigger the divider.

Two Keys Shortcuts

Try the following before writing a text or on a selected text:

  • Press cmd/ctrl + B to make the text bold.

  • Press cmd/ctrl + I to make the text italic.

  • Press cmd/ctrl + K to create a hyperlink, or paste a link on a highlighted word or sentence.

  • Press cmd/ctrl + E to create an inline code.

  • Press cmd/ctrl + tab to exit a list or nested list.

  • Press shift + up/down arrow keys to highlight multiple lines of content.

The @ Mention Command

Enter the @ symbol using shift + 2 to tag an Hashnode user and they'll be notified. This is useful in giving a shout-out to someone within your article. Their embedded name will lead to their profile on Hashnode.

Hint 💡: Press the ESC key to dismiss the @-user menu if you simply want to type @ within your article.

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