I recently discovered markdown and the online editor stackedit. I saw that we could use YAML to configure the metadata of the file and I would like to use the title, author, and date markup into the header of my HTML document.

From here I've tried to use the {{ page.title }} line into a custom HTML template to first try to print it (gonna focus on the style after).

Here is the HTML output-template from the styled HTML with toc I'm using:

<!DOCTYPE html>

  <meta charset="utf-8">
  <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">
  <title>{{ page.title }}</title>
  <link rel="stylesheet" href="https://stackedit.io/style.css" />

{{#if pdf}}
<body class="stackedit stackedit--pdf">
<body class="stackedit">

  <div class="stackedit__left">
    <div class="stackedit__toc">
      {{#tocToHtml files.0.content.toc 3}}{{/tocToHtml}}
  <div class="stackedit__right">
    <div class="stackedit__html">


Is there a list of the defined variables in stackedit? I couldn't find it online. Some manual where I could find the meaning of each of those files.0.content.html-like variables.

Basically, I just want to print the title of the document as well as the author and date with a formatted style.

I am currently using a level one header to produce the title but it would also print it to the table of contents which is not what I want. Moreover, with this technic printing, the author and date is tricky.

How to use the YAML metadata which can be defined into the file properties?

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