Markdown text formatting rules

Backlog supports 2 different formatting rules – Markdown and Backlog formatting rules. How 

In this article, we will show the markdown formatting that we support. 

Differences from standard markdown

Generally, with Markdown, one or more consecutive sentences without indents become a paragraph, and one or more blank lines will separate the paragraphs. With Standard Markdown, line breaks within a paragraph are ignored, but they will be shown in Backlog.

With standard Markdown, HTML tags are supported, but they will be ignored on Backlog for security reasons.

List of markdown formattings rules

Below are the common markdown formatting rules that can be used on your issue and wiki page.

Other markdown formatting supported on the Issue page only

Below are the markdown formatting rules that are different compared to wiki markdown formatting rules. 

Did you know?

Checklist formatting is only available on the issue description. Comment and Wiki are not supported with the checklist formatting. 

Other markdown formatting supported on the Wiki page only

Below are the additional markdown formatting rules available on the Wiki page only. 

Check out formatting rules when editing

When editing the issue or wiki, you can easily check out the formatting rules by clicking on the ? icon from the issue page or click on the more… link from the wiki formatting rules section. 

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