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Admonitions

Admonitions, also known as call-outs, are an excellent choice for including side content without significantly interrupting the document flow. Material for MkDocs provides several different types of admonitions and allows for the inclusion and nesting of arbitrary content.

Configuration

This configuration enables admonitions, allows to make them collapsible and to nest arbitrary content inside admonitions. Add the following lines to mkdocs.yml:

markdown_extensions:
  - admonition
  - pymdownx.details
  - pymdownx.superfences

See additional configuration options:

Admonition icons

Insiders · insiders-2.4.0

Each of the supported admonition types has a distinct icon, which can be changed to any icon bundled with the theme, or even a custom icon. Add the following lines to mkdocs.yml:

theme:
  icon:
    admonition:
      <type>: <icon> # (1)
  1. Set <type> to any of the supported types and <icon> to any valid icon shortcode, which you can find by using the icon search.
Example: using alternative icon sets

Example:

theme:
  icon:
    admonition:
      note: octicons/tag-16
      abstract: octicons/checklist-16
      info: octicons/info-16
      tip: octicons/squirrel-16
      success: octicons/check-16
      question: octicons/question-16
      warning: octicons/alert-16
      failure: octicons/x-circle-16
      danger: octicons/zap-16
      bug: octicons/bug-16
      example: octicons/beaker-16
      quote: octicons/quote-16

Result:

Octicons

Example:

theme:
  icon:
    admonition:
      note: fontawesome/solid/sticky-note
      abstract: fontawesome/solid/book
      info: fontawesome/solid/info-circle
      tip: fontawesome/solid/bullhorn
      success: fontawesome/solid/check
      question: fontawesome/solid/question-circle
      warning: fontawesome/solid/exclamation-triangle
      failure: fontawesome/solid/bomb
      danger: fontawesome/solid/skull
      bug: fontawesome/solid/robot
      example: fontawesome/solid/flask
      quote: fontawesome/solid/quote-left

Result:

FontAwesome

Usage

Admonitions follow a simple syntax: a block starts with !!!, followed by a single keyword used as a type qualifier. The content of the block follows on the next line, indented by four spaces.

Example:

!!! note

    Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Nulla et euismod
    nulla. Curabitur feugiat, tortor non consequat finibus, justo purus auctor
    massa, nec semper lorem quam in massa.

Result:

Note

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Nulla et euismod nulla. Curabitur feugiat, tortor non consequat finibus, justo purus auctor massa, nec semper lorem quam in massa.

Changing the title

By default, the title will equal the type qualifier in titlecase. However, it can be changed by adding a quoted string containing valid Markdown (including links, formatting, ...) after the type qualifier.

Example:

!!! note "Phasellus posuere in sem ut cursus"

    Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Nulla et euismod
    nulla. Curabitur feugiat, tortor non consequat finibus, justo purus auctor
    massa, nec semper lorem quam in massa.

Result:

Phasellus posuere in sem ut cursus

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Nulla et euismod nulla. Curabitur feugiat, tortor non consequat finibus, justo purus auctor massa, nec semper lorem quam in massa.

Removing the title

Similar to changing the title, the icon and title can be omitted entirely by adding an empty string directly after the type qualifier. Note that this will not work for collapsible blocks.

Example:

!!! note ""

    Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Nulla et euismod
    nulla. Curabitur feugiat, tortor non consequat finibus, justo purus auctor
    massa, nec semper lorem quam in massa.

Result:

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Nulla et euismod nulla. Curabitur feugiat, tortor non consequat finibus, justo purus auctor massa, nec semper lorem quam in massa.

Collapsible blocks

When Details is enabled and an admonition block is started with ??? instead of !!!, the admonition is rendered as a collapsible block with a small toggle on the right side.

Example:

??? note

    Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Nulla et euismod
    nulla. Curabitur feugiat, tortor non consequat finibus, justo purus auctor
    massa, nec semper lorem quam in massa.

Result:

Note

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Nulla et euismod nulla. Curabitur feugiat, tortor non consequat finibus, justo purus auctor massa, nec semper lorem quam in massa.

Adding a + after the ??? token will render the block as open.

Example:

???+ note

    Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Nulla et euismod
    nulla. Curabitur feugiat, tortor non consequat finibus, justo purus auctor
    massa, nec semper lorem quam in massa.

Result:

Note

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Nulla et euismod nulla. Curabitur feugiat, tortor non consequat finibus, justo purus auctor massa, nec semper lorem quam in massa.

Inline blocks

7.0.0 · Experimental

Admonitions can also be rendered as inline blocks (i.e. for sidebars), placing them to the right using the inline + end modifiers, or to the left using only the inline modifier.

Example / Result:

Info

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Nulla et euismod nulla. Curabitur feugiat, tortor non consequat finibus, justo purus auctor massa, nec semper lorem quam in massa.

!!! info inline end

    Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur
    adipiscing elit. Nulla et euismod nulla.
    Curabitur feugiat, tortor non consequat
    finibus, justo purus auctor massa, nec
    semper lorem quam in massa.

Use inline end to align to the right (left for rtl languages).

Example / Result:

Info

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Nulla et euismod nulla. Curabitur feugiat, tortor non consequat finibus, justo purus auctor massa, nec semper lorem quam in massa.

!!! info inline

    Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur
    adipiscing elit. Nulla et euismod nulla.
    Curabitur feugiat, tortor non consequat
    finibus, justo purus auctor massa, nec
    semper lorem quam in massa.

Use inline to align to the left (right for rtl languages).

Important: Admonitions that use the inline modifiers must be declared prior to the content block you want to place them beside. If there's insufficient space to render the admonition next to the block, the admonition will stretch to the full width of the viewport, e.g. on mobile viewports.

Supported types

Following is a list of type qualifiers provided by Material for MkDocs, whereas the default type, and thus fallback for unknown type qualifiers, is note:

note, seealso 1

Note

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Nulla et euismod nulla. Curabitur feugiat, tortor non consequat finibus, justo purus auctor massa, nec semper lorem quam in massa.

abstract, summary, tldr

Abstract

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Nulla et euismod nulla. Curabitur feugiat, tortor non consequat finibus, justo purus auctor massa, nec semper lorem quam in massa.

info, todo

Info

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Nulla et euismod nulla. Curabitur feugiat, tortor non consequat finibus, justo purus auctor massa, nec semper lorem quam in massa.

tip, hint, important

Tip

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Nulla et euismod nulla. Curabitur feugiat, tortor non consequat finibus, justo purus auctor massa, nec semper lorem quam in massa.

success, check, done

Success

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Nulla et euismod nulla. Curabitur feugiat, tortor non consequat finibus, justo purus auctor massa, nec semper lorem quam in massa.

question, help, faq

Question

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Nulla et euismod nulla. Curabitur feugiat, tortor non consequat finibus, justo purus auctor massa, nec semper lorem quam in massa.

warning, caution, attention

Warning

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Nulla et euismod nulla. Curabitur feugiat, tortor non consequat finibus, justo purus auctor massa, nec semper lorem quam in massa.

failure, fail, missing

Failure

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Nulla et euismod nulla. Curabitur feugiat, tortor non consequat finibus, justo purus auctor massa, nec semper lorem quam in massa.

danger, error

Danger

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Nulla et euismod nulla. Curabitur feugiat, tortor non consequat finibus, justo purus auctor massa, nec semper lorem quam in massa.

bug

Bug

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Nulla et euismod nulla. Curabitur feugiat, tortor non consequat finibus, justo purus auctor massa, nec semper lorem quam in massa.

example

Example

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Nulla et euismod nulla. Curabitur feugiat, tortor non consequat finibus, justo purus auctor massa, nec semper lorem quam in massa.

quote, cite

Quote

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Nulla et euismod nulla. Curabitur feugiat, tortor non consequat finibus, justo purus auctor massa, nec semper lorem quam in massa.

Customization

Custom admonitions

If you want to add a custom admonition type, all you need is a color and an *.svg icon. Copy the icon's code from the .icons folder and add the following CSS to an additional style sheet:

Example:

!!! pied-piper "Pied Piper"

    Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Nulla et
    euismod nulla. Curabitur feugiat, tortor non consequat finibus, justo
    purus auctor massa, nec semper lorem quam in massa.
:root {
  --md-admonition-icon--pied-piper: url('data:image/svg+xml;charset=utf-8,<svg xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" viewBox="0 0 576 512"><path d="M244 246c-3.2-2-6.3-2.9-10.1-2.9-6.6 0-12.6 3.2-19.3 3.7l1.7 4.9zm135.9 197.9c-19 0-64.1 9.5-79.9 19.8l6.9 45.1c35.7 6.1 70.1 3.6 106-9.8-4.8-10-23.5-55.1-33-55.1zM340.8 177c6.6 2.8 11.5 9.2 22.7 22.1 2-1.4 7.5-5.2 7.5-8.6 0-4.9-11.8-13.2-13.2-23 11.2-5.7 25.2-6 37.6-8.9 68.1-16.4 116.3-52.9 146.8-116.7C548.3 29.3 554 16.1 554.6 2l-2 2.6c-28.4 50-33 63.2-81.3 100-31.9 24.4-69.2 40.2-106.6 54.6l-6.3-.3v-21.8c-19.6 1.6-19.7-14.6-31.6-23-18.7 20.6-31.6 40.8-58.9 51.1-12.7 4.8-19.6 10-25.9 21.8 34.9-16.4 91.2-13.5 98.8-10zM555.5 0l-.6 1.1-.3.9.6-.6zm-59.2 382.1c-33.9-56.9-75.3-118.4-150-115.5l-.3-6c-1.1-13.5 32.8 3.2 35.1-31l-14.4 7.2c-19.8-45.7-8.6-54.3-65.5-54.3-14.7 0-26.7 1.7-41.4 4.6 2.9 18.6 2.2 36.7-10.9 50.3l19.5 5.5c-1.7 3.2-2.9 6.3-2.9 9.8 0 21 42.8 2.9 42.8 33.6 0 18.4-36.8 60.1-54.9 60.1-8 0-53.7-50-53.4-60.1l.3-4.6 52.3-11.5c13-2.6 12.3-22.7-2.9-22.7-3.7 0-43.1 9.2-49.4 10.6-2-5.2-7.5-14.1-13.8-14.1-3.2 0-6.3 3.2-9.5 4-9.2 2.6-31 2.9-21.5 20.1L15.9 298.5c-5.5 1.1-8.9 6.3-8.9 11.8 0 6 5.5 10.9 11.5 10.9 8 0 131.3-28.4 147.4-32.2 2.6 3.2 4.6 6.3 7.8 8.6 20.1 14.4 59.8 85.9 76.4 85.9 24.1 0 58-22.4 71.3-41.9 3.2-4.3 6.9-7.5 12.4-6.9.6 13.8-31.6 34.2-33 43.7-1.4 10.2-1 35.2-.3 41.1 26.7 8.1 52-3.6 77.9-2.9 4.3-21 10.6-41.9 9.8-63.5l-.3-9.5c-1.4-34.2-10.9-38.5-34.8-58.6-1.1-1.1-2.6-2.6-3.7-4 2.2-1.4 1.1-1 4.6-1.7 88.5 0 56.3 183.6 111.5 229.9 33.1-15 72.5-27.9 103.5-47.2-29-25.6-52.6-45.7-72.7-79.9zm-196.2 46.1v27.2l11.8-3.4-2.9-23.8zm-68.7-150.4l24.1 61.2 21-13.8-31.3-50.9zm84.4 154.9l2 12.4c9-1.5 58.4-6.6 58.4-14.1 0-1.4-.6-3.2-.9-4.6-26.8 0-36.9 3.8-59.5 6.3z"/></svg>')
}
.md-typeset .admonition.pied-piper,
.md-typeset details.pied-piper {
  border-color: rgb(43, 155, 70);
}
.md-typeset .pied-piper > .admonition-title,
.md-typeset .pied-piper > summary {
  background-color: rgba(43, 155, 70, 0.1);
  border-color: rgb(43, 155, 70);
}
.md-typeset .pied-piper > .admonition-title::before,
.md-typeset .pied-piper > summary::before {
  background-color: rgb(43, 155, 70);
  -webkit-mask-image: var(--md-admonition-icon--pied-piper);
          mask-image: var(--md-admonition-icon--pied-piper);
}
extra_css:
  - stylesheets/extra.css

Result:

Pied Piper

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Nulla et euismod nulla. Curabitur feugiat, tortor non consequat finibus, justo purus auctor massa, nec semper lorem quam in massa.


  1. The seealso qualifier was originally adapted from the readthedocs theme, in order to make it easier for authors to migrate to Material for MkDocs. However, when the title is omitted, the admonition extension will render it as Seealso, which is incorrect English. For this reason, it was deprecated in 7.1.5 and will be removed in 8.0.0. 

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