You're in! Nice. We've put together a little post to introduce you to the Ghost editor and get you started. Go ahead and edit this post to get going and learn how it all works!
Writing in markdown is really easy. In the left hand panel of Ghost, you simply write as you normally would. Where appropriate, you can use formatting shortcuts to style your content. For example, a list:
- Item number one
- Item number two
- A nested item
- A final item
or with numbers!
- Remember to buy some milk
- Drink the milk
- Tweet that I remembered to buy the milk, and drank it
Want to link to a source? No problem. If you paste in url, like http://ghost.org - 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. Neat.
What about Images?
Images work too! Already know the URL of the image you want to include in your article? Simply paste it in like this to make it show up:
Not sure which image you want to use yet? That's ok too. Leave yourself a descriptive placeholder and keep writing. Come back later and drag and drop the image in to upload:
Sometimes a link isn't enough, you want to quote someone on what they've said. It was probably very wisdomous. Is wisdomous a word? Find out in a future release when we introduce spellcheck! For now - it's definitely a word.
Wisdomous - it's definitely a word.
Working with Code
Got a streak of geek? We've got you covered there, too. You can write inline
<code> blocks really easily with back ticks. Want to show off something more comprehensive? 4 spaces of indentation gets you there.
<!DOCTYPE html> <html lang="en"> <head> <meta charset="utf-8"> <title></title> <link rel="stylesheet" href="css/style.css"> </head> <body> <header></header> <div role="main"></div> <footer></footer> <script src="js/script.js"></script> </body> </html>
Ready for a Break?
Throw 3 or more dashes down on any new line and you've got yourself a fancy new divider. Aw yeah.
There's one fantastic secret about Markdown. If you want, you can write plain old HTML and it'll still work! Very flexible.
That should be enough to get you started. Have fun - and let us know what you think :)