The markup language used on SteamTrades is a subset of Markdown known as Parsedown. The below is a breakdown of commonly used syntax to help you get started.

Links

URLs will be automatically converted to links, however, you can specify optional text as well.

http://www.steamtrades.com

http://www.steamtrades.com

SteamTrades

[SteamTrades](http://www.steamtrades.com)

Font Styles

Underscores may also be used in place of the asterisks in the below examples.

Italic

*Italic*

Bold

**Bold**

Italic and Bold

***Italic and Bold***

Spoiler

~Spoiler~

Strikethrough

~~Strikethrough~~

Images

SteamTrades offers a unique solution to images, and rather than embedding them inline, images are converted to attachments and appended to the end of comments. Images are hidden by default, and users can toggle their visibility using the View attached image link. Refer to the bottom of this post to see the result of the below code. The included text will be used as both the title and alt attribute for the image.

![Cat](http://i.imgur.com/rtO99ej.gif)

Lists

Both ordered and unordered lists can be created. A dash may also be used in place of the asterisk in the below examples.

  • One
  • Two
  • Three
* One
* Two
* Three
  1. One
  2. Two
  3. Three
1. One
2. Two
3. Three
  1. One
    • Nested Item
    • Nested Item
  2. Two
  3. Three
1. One
* Nested Item
* Nested Item
2. Two
3. Three

Code

Code is displayed using a monospaced font to help with readability. It's also unformatted, allowing you to explain how to **bold text** without it appearing as bold text.

Sentence with inline code.

Sentence with `inline code`.

To display an entire line as code, indent with 4 spaces. For a paragraph, wrap using ```.

<?php
echo 'Hello world!';
?>
```
<?php
echo 'Hello world!';
?>
```

Horizontal Reference

Above the break.


Below the break.

Above the break.

---

Below the break.

Blockquote

This is a quote from another source.

> This is a quote from another source.

Headings

Three levels of headings are available. Please use them appropriately, and not for writing general content.

Heading One

Heading Two

Heading Three

# Heading One
## Heading Two
### Heading Three

Tables

Heading One Heading Two
Cell 1 Cell 2
Cell 3 Cell 4
Heading One | Heading Two  
- | -
Cell 1 | Cell 2
Cell 3 | Cell 4
Left Align Center Align Right Align
Cell 1 Cell 2 Cell 3
Cell 4 Cell 5 Cell 6
Left Align | Center Align | Right Align  
:- | :-: | -:  
Cell 1 | Cell 2 | Cell 3
Cell 4 | Cell 5 | Cell 6
View attached image.
Last modified 4 months ago.