Some Content Fragment functionality requires the application of AEM 6.4 Service Pack 2 ( or later.

When you are authoring, the content fragment editor uses markdown syntax to allow you to easily write content:

markdown editor

You can define:

Heading Notation

To create a header by placing a hash tag (#) in front of the heading. One hash tag (#) is used for an H1, two hash tags (##) for a H2 etc. You can use up to 6 hash tags. For example:

    ## This is an H2

    ### This is an H3

    ###### This is a H6

Optionally, you can create a H1 by underlining the text in equal signs and create a H2 by underlining the text in minus signs. For example:

    This is an H1


    This is an H2


Paragraphs and Line Breaks

A paragraph is simply one or more consecutive lines of text, separated by one or more blank lines. A blank line is a line containing nothing but spaces or tabs. Normal paragraphs should not be indented with spaces or tabs.

A line break is created by ending a line with two or more spaces then a return.

You can create inline and reference links.

In both styles, the link text is delimited by square brackets [].

These are examples of inline links:

    This is [an example]( "Title") inline link.

    This is [an example of an email link](

    [This link]( has no title attribute.

A reference link has the following syntax:

    Hey you should [checkout][0] this [cool thing][wiki] that I [made][].





The syntax for images is similar to the links. You can create inline and referenced images.

For example, an inline image has the following syntax:

    ![Alt text](/path/to/img.jpg?lang=en)

    ![Alt text](/path/to/img.jpg?lang=en)

The syntax includes:

  • An exclamation mark: !;
  • followed by a set of square brackets, containing the alt attribute text for the image;
  • followed by a set of parentheses, containing the URL or path to the image, and an optional title attribute enclosed in double or single quotes.

A Reference-style image has the following syntax:

    ![Alt text][id]

Where “id” is the name of a defined image reference. Image references are defined using syntax identical to link references:

    [id]: url/to/image "Optional title attribute"

Block Quotes

You can quote text by adding the > symbol before the text. For example:

    >This is block quotes



You can have nested block quotes. For example:

    > This is the first level of quoting.


        >> This is nested blockquote.


    > Back to the first level.


You can create both ordered and unordered lists.

To create an unordered list, use the * symbol before the items in the list. For example:

    * item in list

    * item in list

    * item in list

To create an ordered list, add the numbers, followed by a period, before each item in the list. For example:

    1. First item in list.

    2. Second item in list.

    3. Third item in list.


You can add italic or bold styling to your text.

To can add italics as follows:

    *single asterisks*

    _single underscores_

    Keyboard shortcut: Ctrl-I (Cmd-I)

You can bold text as follows:

    **double asterisks**

    __double underscores__

    Keyboard shortcut: Ctrl-B (Cmd-B)

To indicate a span of code, wrap it with backtick quotes (`). Unlike a pre-formatted code block, a code span indicates code within a normal paragraph.

For example:

    Use the `printf()` function.

Code Blocks

Code blocks are typically used to illustrate source code. You can create code blocks by indenting the code using a tab or a minimum of 4 spaces. For example:

    This is a normal paragraph.

        This is a code block.

Backslash escapes

You can use backslash escapes to generate literal characters which have special meaning in formatting syntax. For example, if you wanted to surround a word with literal asterisks (instead of an HTML <em> tag), you can use backslashes before the asterisks, like this:

    \\*literal asterisks\\*

Backslash escapes are available for the following characters:

     \ backslash

     ` backtick

     * asterisk

     _ underscore

     {} curly braces

     [] square brackets

     () parentheses

     # hash mark

     + plus sign

     - minus sign (hyphen)

     . dot

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