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 and in a media's description in a channel.

Do you want to add markdown to your media’s descriptions in Wistia? Looking to add a bit more styling in your media’s description in your Channel? 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. When you’ve added Markdwon to your media description, this will also carry over to a channel if you’ve published your media there as well. 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 video description on a media page, the above block quote will appear as follows:

If you’ve published your media to a channel, and you’ve added Markdown styling to its description, within your channel, a block quote will take on the player color.