Medium for Beginners

To create an account

Go to and click Sign In / Sign Up. You can sign in or sign up through Twitter, Facebook, Google, or with your email.

To write a Story/Article

  • Go to
  • Click on your profile picture, which will be at right side top corner
  • Click on New story
  • That’s it, start writing your story.
  • A “+” sign will appear to the left.
  • Click on the “camera” icon:
Go to a new line > paste the URL > press Enter.

Publish the Story/Article

When you’re finished with the writing,

click Publish > add tags (optional) > click Publish again

Keyboard shortcuts for Medium on Windows:

ctrl + alt + 1 → Turns a text block into Heading
ctrl + alt + 2→ Turns a text block into subheading
ctrl + alt + 5 → Press once for block quote, again for a pull quote
ctrl + alt + 6 → Turns a text block into / starts a new Code style
ctrl + alt + 8 → To change an image into a featured image
* + space → Creates an unordered list
1 + . + space → Creates an ordered list
ctrl + ? → Opens a shortcut display
ctrl + B → Turns selected text into bold style
ctrl + K → Adds a new link
ctrl + I → Turns selected text into italic style



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