Docusaurus for Non-Technical Users: Writing Markdown Made Easy

Docusaurus for Non-Technical Users: Writing Markdown Made Easy

Updated on September 24, 2022

If you're looking for an easy way to write markdown for your Docusaurus documentation site, you're in luck! Docusaurus is a great tool for creating beautiful documentation sites, but to use it you need to maintain your docs in markdown. This can be intimidating for non-technical users. Dubble and Notion are two great tools that make writing markdown a breeze. And if you want a visual editor with live markdown previews, check out Online Markdown Editor.

With these tools, you'll be able to write markdown like a pro in no time!

What is Docusaurus?

Docusaurus is a popular documentation tool that uses markdown as the primary way to store content. Markdown is easy to learn, and there are lots of resources available online if you want to learn more.

What is markdown?

Markdown is a lightweight and easy-to-use syntax for styling your writing. Programmers like markdown because it's easy to read and write, and it can be converted into HTML (the language of the internet).

Can I write documentation for Docusaurus without learning markdown?

Yes! Thankfully you don't need to be a markdown expert to use Docusaurus. There are lots of tools available that make it easy to write markdown, even if you're not familiar with the syntax. Here are a few of the most popular options.

1. Dubble — Free Step-by-Step Guide Creator

Image of dubble guide copied to Markdown

Dubble is a process documentation tool that writes docs for you automatically by watching the way you work. Simply record your processes using the Dubble Chrome Extension, and Dubble will write, record and summarize your workflows for you on the fly. You can then edit your content and screenshots using a beautiful visual editor (no coding!) and simply copy and paste the final content as Markdown into Docusaurus (or anywhere else you'd like your docs to be).

How to export Dubble guides to Markdown →

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2. Notion

Image of export button in Notion

Notion is a popular all-in-one workspace tool that has become a go-to for many remote teams. Notion is great for documentation and note taking collaboratively. When you're ready you can export your content to Markdown in the export menu.

How to export Notion pages to Markdown →

3. Online Markdown Editor

The simplest option - onlinemarkdowneditor.dev lets you write using a visual editor and import/export to markdown all from your browser. This is a great option if you just want to make a quick change to a document or two.

With these tools, you'll be able to write markdown like a pro for Docusaurus in no time! So get out there and start documenting ✌️

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