Squarespace is a popular subscription service for building websites. The service features a drag-and-drop interface that lets you build websites right in your web browser. One of the components available for webpages is a Markdown block — a content area that supports Markdown. You’ll see the option when you click the Add Block icon, as shown below.

Squarespace Markdown block.

Squarespace supports most basic Markdown syntax elements, but support for a number of extended syntax elements is lacking. One disadvantage is that the editor for the Markdown block is a tiny box and the text is displayed in a minuscule (and non-adjustable) font size. You’re probably better off copying and pasting the text in from another application.

Squarespace Markdown Support

Squarespace provides support for the following Markdown elements.

Element Support Notes
Headings Yes
Paragraphs Yes
Line Breaks Yes
Bold Yes
Italic Yes
Blockquotes Yes
Ordered Lists Yes
Unordered Lists Yes
Code Yes
Horizontal Rules Yes
Links Partial Using angle brackets for URLs and email addresses is not supported.
Images Yes
Tables Yes
Fenced Code Blocks Yes
Syntax Highlighting No
Footnotes No
Heading IDs No
Definition Lists No
Strikethrough Yes
Task Lists No
Emoji (copy and paste) Yes
Emoji (shortcodes) No
Automatic URL Linking Yes
Disabling Automatic URL Linking Yes

See Also

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