Markdown Styling

Learn more about how to add Markdown styling to your media descriptions. Markdown styling will be applied on a media's page in Wistia.

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Written by Caroline F
Updated over a week ago

Do you want to add markdown to your media’s descriptions in Wistia? Well, you’ve come to the right place! Here, we’ll go over everything you need to know to use Markdown in your media descriptions.

Within media descriptions, you can use a number of different Markdown elements to style your text. You can also add images, as well as links. Read on for a breakdown on how to go about styling your media descriptions with Markdown.

Headers and Text Style

For larger text, you can use three different hearder types - header 1, header 2, or header 3.

  • # header 1

  • ## header 2

  • ### header 3

You can also add bold and italic text. For bold, sandwich a word with ** and for italic, use *.

Markdown Example


For ordered lists, you can order them just as you would in a regular document!

  1. Item 1

  2. Item 2

  3. Item 3

You can also create ordered sublists, or unordered sublists.

  1. Item 1

  2. Item 2

    1. Item 1

    2. Item 2

  3. Item 3

    • First item

    • Second item

When making an unordered list, you can use asterisks (*), minuses (-), or pluses (+).

Block Quotes

Block quotes are formatted by adding > to the beginning of a sentence.

Markdown block quote styling on a Wistia media page

Within a media page, the above block quote will appear as follows:

Markdown block quote example on a Wistia media page

Links and Images

To add a link to your description, this will take the following format: [click here]( for more information on Wistia! And that looks like this: click here for more information on Wistia!


A Markdown-formatted link in a description will work on the media page of a Channel. However, this isn't compatible when you preview a Channel or share it. You'll need to use HTML to add a link to your Channel description.

To place an image in your description, this can be externally hosted, and then linked to in the following format:

![alt text](link)

If you’re having any trouble getting your Markdown to show up properly, give us a shout! We’re happy to help.

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