Markdown Bitbucket

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We have the syntax examples and instruction on another page linked from the top of this page (For a tutorial Bitbucket's Markdown support, including. Is it possible to write a new line (NOT a paragraph) in the Bitbucket markdown? Two new lines in the source creates one new paragraph. I only want a new line. And I don't want to use a code block. Display markdown in your Confluence pages! Use quick formatting options that make sense. Support for tables, fenced code block with syntax highlighting, strikethrough text, HTML, and more! Integrate Confluence directly with Bitbucket, Github, Gitlab, URLs, and other private repositories. Markdown Preview with Bitbucket Styles Features. Preview your Markdown files with Bitbucket styles; Generates a table of contents with TOC as is available on Bitbucket; Release Notes 1.0.0. Initial release. Markdown Cheat Sheet The tables below contain examples of the most common Markdown syntax. You can use the format bar in a comment to format text or you can type Markdown directly.To play with the syntax, go ahead and copy one of the examples below and paste it into a Bitbucket comment or issue.

Markdown is a lightweight and easy-to-use syntax for styling all forms of writing on the GitHub platform.

What you will learn:

  • How the Markdown format makes styled collaborative editing easy
  • How Markdown differs from traditional formatting approaches
  • How to use Markdown to format text
  • How to leverage GitHub’s automatic Markdown rendering
  • How to apply GitHub’s unique Markdown extensions

What is Markdown?

Markdown is a way to style text on the web. You control the display of the document; formatting words as bold or italic, adding images, and creating lists are just a few of the things we can do with Markdown. Mostly, Markdown is just regular text with a few non-alphabetic characters thrown in, like # or *.

You can use Markdown most places around GitHub:

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  • Comments in Issues and Pull Requests
  • Files with the .md or .markdown extension

For more information, see “Writing on GitHub” in the GitHub Help.


It's very easy to make some words bold and other words italic with Markdown. You can even link to Google!

Syntax guide

Here’s an overview of Markdown syntax that you can use anywhere on or in your own text files.

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Inline code

GitHub Flavored Markdown

Tutorial uses its own version of the Markdown syntax that provides an additional set of useful features, many of which make it easier to work with content on

Note that some features of GitHub Flavored Markdown are only available in the descriptions and comments of Issues and Pull Requests. These include @mentions as well as references to SHA-1 hashes, Issues, and Pull Requests. Task Lists are also available in Gist comments and in Gist Markdown files.

Syntax highlighting

Here’s an example of how you can use syntax highlighting with GitHub Flavored Markdown:

You can also simply indent your code by four spaces:

Here’s an example of Python code without syntax highlighting:

Task Lists

If you include a task list in the first comment of an Issue, you will get a handy progress indicator in your issue list. It also works in Pull Requests!


You can create tables by assembling a list of words and dividing them with hyphens - (for the first row), and then separating each column with a pipe :

Would become:

First HeaderSecond Header
Content from cell 1Content from cell 2
Content in the first columnContent in the second column
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SHA references

Any reference to a commit’s SHA-1 hash will be automatically converted into a link to that commit on GitHub.

Issue references within a repository

Any number that refers to an Issue or Pull Request will be automatically converted into a link.

Username @mentions

Typing an @ symbol, followed by a username, will notify that person to come and view the comment. This is called an “@mention”, because you’re mentioning the individual. You can also @mention teams within an organization.

Automatic linking for URLs

Any URL (like will be automatically converted into a clickable link.


Any word wrapped with two tildes (like ~~this~~) will appear crossed out.


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GitHub supports emoji!

To see a list of every image we support, check out the Emoji Cheat Sheet.

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Last updated Jan 15, 2014