Style Guide

Blog posts in Ghost are written using Markdown. Markdown is a minimal syntax for marking up your documents with formatting, using punctuation and special characters.


Headers are set using a # before the title. The number of hashes before the title text will determine the depth of the header. Header depths are from 1-6.

This is a Heading 1

This is a Heading 2

This is a Heading 3

This is a Heading 4

This is a Heading 5
This is a Heading 6

Mixed List

  • Item number one
  • Item number two
    • A nested item
  • A final item

Numbered list:

  1. Remember to buy some milk
    • Item number one
    • Item number two
  2. Drink the milk
  3. Tweet that I remembered to buy the milk, and drank it

If you paste in a URL, like - it'll automatically be linked up. But if you want to customise your anchor text, you can do that too! Here's a link to the Ghost website.


To insert an image into your post, you need to first type ![]() into the Markdown editor panel. This will create an image upload box in your preview panel.

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Footnotes can be added to the body of your text using placeholders like this: [^1]. For example:

This is text with a footnote link at the end[1].

At the very end of your post, you can define your matching footnotes as shown below[2], URLs will be turned into links[3].


When you want to add a quote in Markdown, it’s exactly the same as the formatting which you may already be familiar with from your email app of choice when you reply to someone. Prefixing the line with a > converts it into a block-quote.

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Working with Code

Code can be presented inline, like <code>. Indenting by 4 spaces will turn an entire paragraph into a code-block.

.awesome-thing {
    display: block;
    width: 100%;

Horizontal Rules

Want to throw-down a quick divider in your article to denote a visual separation between different sections of text? No problem. 3 dashes --- produce:

That should be enough to get you started. Have fun!

  1. This is my first footnote ↩︎

  2. A second footnote ↩︎

  3. Visit ↩︎