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These are just the most basic things you can do, and they are all standard Markdown. GitHub Flavoured Markdown is the same with a few extensions. The standard Markdown. Markdown is a standard developed by John Gruber. The main goal with Markdown is to make the file possible to read even in pure text.

  • Github has implemented a feature which makes it possible for SVG's to be used with the Markdown image syntax. The SVG image will be sanitized and displayed with the correct HTTP header. Certain tags (like.
  • Ignoring Markdown formatting. You can tell GitHub to ignore (or escape) Markdown formatting by using before the Markdown character. Let's rename.our-new-project. to.our-old-project. For more information, see Daring Fireball's 'Markdown Syntax.' Further reading. GitHub Flavored Markdown Spec 'About writing and formatting on GitHub'.
  • GitHub Gist: instantly share code, notes, and snippets.

This little guide demonstrate how to turn any Github repository with a bunch of Markdown files into a simple website using Github Pages and Jekyll.

  • You don’t need to use the command line or anything other than your browser.
  • It doesn’t require any knowledge in Jekyll.
  • It’s completely compatible with any bunch of markdown files you already have in any existing repository without any modification to those files. That includes the basic almost all repositories contain.
  • The markdown files will remain just as readable and usable in Github than in your website.

In fact this guide uses the same configuration and can be read both in Github and in Github Pages, at your preference:

Step by step instructions

Determine the repository where you want to activate Github Pages

You can of course create a new repository if you want.

Create the _config.yml file

That file should be created on the root of your repository. Here is some content to copy-paste in it:

It’s basically just a few tuning of Github Pages’ default configuration to have a better handling of Markdown files.

Activate Github Pages in your repository configuration

On the Github page of your project go into Settings > Options > Github Pages:

In the Source option, select master branch then Save:

You must also choose a theme:

That’s it! Now you can juste use the link provided by Github to access you website:

Usage guide

  • Any markdown file in your repository will display in your Github Pages website. You just have to use the same path to access it and replace the .md extension by .html.
  • To make links between your Markdown files just use a relative path to the other Markdown file. The configuration you copy pasted in your _config.yml provides a plugin to convert those URLs. So your Markdown files will have correct links both in Github and Github Pages.
  • The index page of your website can be a file or a file. If both exists the file has priority.
  • You should be able to use any Github Flavored Markdown.

Known differences between Github and Github Pages

  • No automatic links with Github Pages. The Github Markdown renderer can automatically detect a simple copy-pasted link and make it a clickable link. Github Pages doesn’t propose a feature to reproduce that behavior, so you’ll have to braces your links with the []() syntax.

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Since the purpose of this guide is to demonstrate how to publish multiple Markdown files as a website but I don’t have much more to say I will propose you some delicious recipes instead:

Other Github Pages related projects

I’m a fan of Github Pages for the possibilities it offers to anyone to publish a website for free. I have multiple projects that could be of interest if that’s your case too:


See the Contribution Guide.


See the License File.

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:

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

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

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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 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.

Github Markdown Reference

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!

Github Markdown


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

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.

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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.

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


GitHub supports emoji!

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

Last updated Jan 15, 2014