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Creating a Warning Box in Markdown

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Short version

In native Markdown, there's no direct way to create a warning box. Use HTML within your Markdown or look for extensions like Admonitions in tools that support it.

Long version


Markdown's simplicity sometimes limits how we can visually format content. For example, creating distinct warning boxes requires a workaround, as native Markdown doesn't support this feature.


<div style="background: yellow; padding: 10px;">
<p><strong>Warning:</strong> This is a warning box.</p>
!!! warning "Be careful!"
    This is a warning!


While Markdown doesn't natively support warning boxes, using HTML within Markdown or utilizing extensions in certain Markdown processors can help you achieve a similar effect. This approach allows you to enhance your documents with important visual cues.