How to format text in messages and tickets

Lighthouse are another partner tht uses Markdown for it’s default text formatting for Tickets, Pages, Milestone Goals and Messages inside your Account and Projects. Previously, Lighthouse only used a custom textile-like formatting which worked well for very basic formatting needs, but did not allow for specific features that were in high demand, such as nested lists.

The original textile-like formatting is still part of Lighthouse, we’ve just plugged a full set of Markdown to accompany it.
Link to a ticket

You can link to a ticket by simply referring to the ticket number, so by simply typing #43 will render a link to ticket #43 inside your current project.
Italic and Bold text:

italic and italic with both give you italic text

bold and bold with both give you bold text
Links

Lighthouse automatically will render links, so entering http://entp.com will spit out http://entp.com.

To create inline links using Markdown, you would simply use the following:

Lighthouse which will make a Lighthouse a link.
Code Blocks

By using @@@ wrappers around your code, you can create code blocks for posting code into your tickets.

@@@ javascript
var bar = function() {
// function code here
}
@@@

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var bar = function() {
// function code here
}

Inline images

alt text

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Evolution
Headers

To create a header, you just surround the text with # marks. The number of # marks will render the size of the header, so…

Header 1

Header 2

Header 3

will render…
Header 1
Header 2
Header 3
Ordered Lists

  1. This is the first item
  2. This is the second item
  3. This is the third item

will render…

This is the first item
This is the second item
This is the third item

Unordered Lists

  • This is the first item
  • This is the second item
  • This is the third item

will render…

This is the first item
This is the second item
This is the third item

Nested Lists

  • This is the first item
    • This is the second item
      • This is the third item
    • This is the fourth item
  • This is the fifth item

will render…

This is the first item
    This is the second item
        This is the third item
    This is the fourth item

This is the fifth item
    This is the first item
        This is the second item
        This is the third item
    This is the forth item

will render…

This is the first item
    This is the second item
    This is the third item
This is the forth item

Blockquotes

Email-style angle brackets
are used for blockquotes.

And, they can be nested.

Headers in blockquotes

  • You can quote a list.
  • Etc.

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Code snippets

spans are delimited by backticks.

You can include literal backticks like this.
Preformatted Code Blocks

This is a normal paragraph.

This is a preformatted
code block.

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This is a normal paragraph.

This is a preformatted
code block.

Horizontal Rules

By using any of those three indicators you will render…

a horizontal rule…

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