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.

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 *.


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.

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