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Changing the logo and icons

When installing Material for MkDocs, you immediately get access to over 8.000 icons ready to be used for customization of specific parts of the theme and/or when writing your documentation in Markdown. Not enough? You can also add additional icons with minimal effort.

Configuration

0.1.0 · Default: material/library

The logo can be changed to a user-provided image (any type, incl. *.png and *.svg) located in the docs folder, or to any icon bundled with the theme. Add the following lines to mkdocs.yml:

theme:
  logo: assets/logo.png
theme:
  icon:
    logo: material/library

Normally, the logo in the header and sidebar links to the homepage of the documentation, which is the same as site_url. This behavior can be changed with the following configuration:

extra:
  homepage: https://example.com

Favicon

0.1.0 · Default: assets/images/favicon.png

The favicon can be changed to a path pointing to a user-provided image, which must be located in the docs folder. Add the following lines to mkdocs.yml:

theme:
  favicon: images/favicon.png

Customization

Additional icons

In order to use custom icons, extend the theme and create a new folder named .icons in the custom_dir you want to use for overrides. Next, add your *.svg icons into a subfolder of the .icons folder. Let's say you downloaded and unpacked the Bootstrap icon set, and want to add it to your project documentation. The structure of your project should look like this:

.
├─ overrides/
│  └─ .icons/
│     └─ bootstrap/
│        └─ *.svg
└─ mkdocs.yml

Then, add the following lines to mkdocs.yml:

markdown_extensions:
  - pymdownx.emoji:
      emoji_index: !!python/name:materialx.emoji.twemoji
      emoji_generator: !!python/name:materialx.emoji.to_svg
      options:
        custom_icons:
          - overrides/.icons

You can now use all Bootstrap icons.

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