Markdown is now Enabled and Supported in Lean Testing

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By popular demand, we’ve now enabled Markdown in Lean Testing.

What is Markdown?

Markdown is a very simple way to add formatting to your text. You can use Markdown syntax to format the content of your bug reports, test cases and messages in the Conversation page.

In this blog post, I will be providing the basic elements of Markdown.

Here are some elements to help you start:

  • You can make text “italic” or “bold” by using *italic* and **bold** or _italic_ and __bold__
  • You can create lists by simply adding a dash – before the list elements, as such:
    • – First element
    • – Second element
    • – Third element
  • And you can create a checklist as such:
    • [x] First item, checked
    • [ ] Second item, unchecked
    • [x] Third item, checked
  • Links are automatically generated when URLs are detected, and you can link to bug reports by simply adding the pound sign # before their number (Example: adding #20 will link to bug report number 20)

Most excitingly, you can now use code blocks:


To add a code block, start by adding ~~~ before and after your code:

$form = $this->beginWidget(‘bootstrap.widgets.BsActiveForm’, array(
‘layout’ => BsHtml::FORM_LAYOUT_HORIZONTAL ));

Using these tips opens up a tremendous amount of possibilities when it comes to coding and adding style to your text. Hopefully these simple tips will help to enhance your experience while using Lean Testing. Do you have any other helpful tips to add to our Markdown blog post? Comment below!

Note: A special thanks to the users who requested this feature!



Simon is the founder of Crowdsourced Testing. After 10 years in interactive software development, he set his sights on building a world-class crowdsourcing platform to facilitate the software testing process for developers.