Using Markdown in Release

In Release you can style your text using Markdown syntax. Markdown is a way to indicate headers, hyperlink, italics, and so on in your text. In Release, markdown is supported in task descriptions, script task output, and comments.

This is a brief overview of the most common Markdown commands.


When you start a line with one or more # characters, it becomes a header.

# Header 1

## Header 2

###### Header 6

The simplest way to create a clickable hyperlink is to enter a web site address starting with http:// or https://.

Visit our documentation at

You can also create a link text as follows:

Please visit [the XebiaLabs website](

Bold and italic

To italicize text, surround it with a single underscore (_). For bold, use a double asterisk (*).

Choose between **bold** and _italic_.

Code highlighting

To display a text in a code block format, wrap the text with three backticks.

Example '```'


To create a bulleted list, begin each list item with an asterisk (*) followed by a space.

Bulleted list:

* One item
* Another item

To create a numbered list, begin each list item with a number and a period (.). The numbering does not have to be exact, Markdown will calculate the proper order for you.

Numbered list:

1. First item
2. Second item
10. Last item

More information

Markdown has more options. For a full explanation, see the Markdown guide by John Gruber.