How do I format code in my posts?


Codecademy Discuss posts are parsed with Markdown. Markdown allows for easy formatting of code and text, and strips HTML out of posts by default to prevent security risks. This will show you how to format your code so it shows up.


To format code so it's visible, either wrap it in single backticks (`) for a small amount of code, or triple backticks on an otherwise blank line before and after for a large amount of code.


Inline code

To indicate a small span of code, wrap it in backticks (`). For example:

How do I use the `console.log()` function?

would produce:

How do I use the console.log() function?

Code Blocks

To indicate a code block, either wrap the entire block in three backticks:

<!DOCTYPE html>
    <!-- metadata and external resources-->
    <!-- page content -->

Or, (2) you can indent the code with four (4) spaces:

    <!DOCTYPE html>
        <!-- metadata and external resources-->
        <!-- page content -->

The first produces:

<!DOCTYPE html>
    <!-- metadata and external resources-->
    <!-- page content -->

The second produces:

<!DOCTYPE html>
    <!-- metadata and external resources-->
    <!-- page content -->

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Pinned it up so learners see this topic and hopefully will format code when posting :slight_smile:

Please someboby help me

2 posts were split to a new topic: How do I format my code?

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