Using Anchor Links in Markdown

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I wasn’t sure how to use anchor links in Markdown. These come in handy when you have a long post and want to link to different sections of a document for easy navigation.

The nice thing about Markdown is that it plays so well with straight HTML - so I was pleased to get it working on the first try.

First, add an anchor as regular HTML in your Markdown element. Here, it is right at a heading.

### <a id="MyHeading"></a>My Heading ###

Now, I can link it using a standard Markdown link.

Where is my [heading](#MyHeading)?

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