Basics of Markdown

Markdown is formatting shorthand — it's basically a superpower you have when you encounter fields that can translate a # symbol into a formatted title. You may find 3 of these fields when creating an event on Mobilize!

Here's a brief visual guide:

Check out Markdown Cheatsheet for an extensive list of your new superpowers! You can also play along at Markdown Live Preview.


Example: Event description field

Example template for the Event description field:

## 2 Hours Long -- Limited Space! 

### Mobilize Support will be hosting a workshop on all things event-related, so come join us!

### Event Flow:
- Introductions & Expectations
- Use Cases
- Markdown Type-Along
- Best Settings Walkthrough
- Event Showcase & Troubleshooting
- Q&A

What this would look like live 👇


Example: Private information sent to attendees field

Example template for the Private information sent to attendees field:

### Hi there! Thanks for signing up for 'Event Creation Workshop'. We look forward to creating some events with you on July 8th at 2pm CDT!

### This event is virtual and will be hosted on Zoom. We've included a pre-event action item below.

- Register for a [free Zoom account](https://zoom.us/freesignup/), and [download the client](https://zoom.us/download) on the device you want to use for the meeting.

What this would look like live 👇


Example: Additional instructions field

Example template for the Additional instructions field:

## Hey thanks for signing up for 'Event Creation Workshop series'!

## The following information is for the workshop that takes place on November 10th at 9:30 am.

### This event is virtual and will be hosted on Zoom. We've listed some pre-event action items below.

- Register for a [free Zoom account](https://zoom.us/freesignup/), and [download the client](https://zoom.us/download) on the device you want to use for the meeting.

What this would look like live 👇

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