This section explains several conventions used in this documentation.
This documentation use some symbols for illustration purposes. Before you read on, please make sure you've made yourself familiar with the following list of conventions:
– Sponsors only¶
The tag symbol in conjunction with a version number denotes when a specific feature or behavior was added. Make sure you're at least on this version if you want to use it.
– Version (Insiders)¶
The tag symbol with a heart in conjunction with a version number denotes that a specific feature or behavior was added to the Insiders version of Material for MkDocs.
– Default value¶
Some properties in
mkdocs.yml have default values for when the author does not explicitly define them. The default value of the property is always included.
– Default value is computed¶
Some default values are not set to static values but computed from other values, like the site language, repository provider, or other settings.
– Default value is empty¶
Some properties do not contain default values. This means that the functionality that is associated with them is not available unless explicitly enabled.
– Metadata property¶
This symbol denotes that the thing described is a metadata property, which can be used in Markdown documents as part of the front matter definition.
– Multiple instances¶
This symbol denotes that the plugin supports multiple instances, i.e, that it can be used multiple times in the
plugins setting in
– Optional feature¶
Most of the features are hidden behind feature flags, which means they must be explicitly enabled via
mkdocs.yml. This allows for the existence of potentially orthogonal features.
Some newer features are still considered experimental, which means they might (although rarely) change at any time, including their complete removal (which hasn't happened yet).
Several features are implemented through MkDocs excellent plugin architecture, some of which are built-in and distributed with Material for MkDocs, so no installation is required.
– Markdown extension¶
This symbol denotes that the thing described is a Markdown extension, which can be enabled in
mkdocs.yml and adds additional functionality to the Markdown parser.
– Required value¶
Some (very few in fact) properties or settings are required, which means the authors must explicitly define them.
This symbol denotes that the thing described is a customization that must be added by the author.
Besides plugins, there are some utilities that build on top of MkDocs in order to provide extended functionality, like for example support for versioning.