Link to a heading within a post or topic

In very long posts, it can be helpful to structure the text with headings that make it more readable. This also allows users to link directly to a section of a large post.

To create a heading with markdown, prefix a line text with a number of # characters corresponding to the level of the heading.

For example:

## This is a level 2 heading

Here is a short paragraph afterwards.

### This is a level 3 heading

Here is another short paragraph.

Looks like this:


This is a level 2 heading

Here is a short paragraph afterwards.

This is a level 3 heading

Here is another short paragraph.


To share a direct link to one of these headings, follow these steps:

  1. Hover over the heading it to reveal a :link: icon like in the screenshot below:
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  2. Click the :link: icon to update the URL in the address bar to be the direct link to that heading.
  3. Copy the URL from your address bar to share with others.
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