I had this problem earlier I needed to escape some html tag like <Tag> in my blog (using GhostBlog). I am bit dissappointed with myself that I actually had to google for a solution. The markdown guide states that any HTML is also valid for markdown. This should have brought me to the conclusion on how to do this. But it took me some time to remember that you can escape/encode html in html. What a simple solution that is..
For tags such as < use
< and for > use
>. Simple as that! The earlier example would be written as
<Tag> in the editor and show as <Tag>.
For a complete list of html entities look here.