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Python Markdown

Material for MkDocs supports a large number of Python Markdown extensions, which is part of what makes it so attractive for technical writing. Following is a list of all supported extensions, linking to the relevant sections of the reference for which features they need to be enabled.

Supported extensions

Abbreviations

1.0.0 · Extension

The Abbreviations extension adds the ability to add a small tooltip to an element, by wrapping it with an abbr tag. Only plain text (no markup) is supported. Enable it via mkdocs.yml:

markdown_extensions:
  - abbr

No configuration options are available. See reference for usage:

Admonition

0.1.0 · Extension

The Admonition extension adds support for admonitions, more commonly known as call-outs, which can be defined in Markdown by using a simple syntax. Enable it via mkdocs.yml:

markdown_extensions:
  - admonition

No configuration options are available. See reference for usage:

Attribute Lists

0.1.0 · Extension

The Attribute Lists extension allows to add HTML attributes and CSS classes to almost every Markdown inline- and block-level element with a special syntax. Enable it via mkdocs.yml:

markdown_extensions:
  - attr_list

No configuration options are available. See reference for usage:

Definition Lists

1.1.0 · Extension

The Definition Lists extension adds the ability to add definition lists (more commonly known as description listsdl in HTML) via Markdown to a document. Enable it via mkdocs.yml:

markdown_extensions:
  - def_list

No configuration options are available. See reference for usage:

Footnotes

1.0.0 · Extension

The Footnotes extension allows to define inline footnotes, which are then rendered below all Markdown content of a document. Enable it via mkdocs.yml:

markdown_extensions:
  - footnotes

No configuration options are supported. See reference for usage:

Metadata

1.0.0 · Extension

The Metadata extension adds the ability to attach arbitrary key-value pairs to a document via front matter written in YAML syntax before the Markdown. Enable it via mkdocs.yml:

markdown_extensions:
  - meta

No configuration options are available. See reference for usage:

Markdown in HTML

0.1.0 · Extension

The Markdown in HTML extension allows for writing Markdown inside of HTML, which is useful for wrapping Markdown content with custom elements. Enable it via mkdocs.yml:

markdown_extensions:
  - md_in_html

By default, Markdown ignores any content within a raw HTML block-level element. With the md_in_html extension enabled, the content of a raw HTML block-level element can be parsed as Markdown by including a markdown attribute on the opening tag. The markdown attribute will be stripped from the output, while all other attributes will be preserved.

No configuration options are available. See reference for usage:

Table of Contents

0.1.0 · Extension

The Table of Contents extension automatically generates a table of contents from a document, which Material for MkDocs will render as part of the resulting page. Enable it via mkdocs.yml:

markdown_extensions:
  - toc:
      permalink: true

The following configuration options are supported:

permalink

Default: false – This option adds an anchor link containing the paragraph symbol or another custom symbol at the end of each headline, exactly like on the page you're currently viewing, which Material for MkDocs will make appear on hover:

markdown_extensions:
  - toc:
      permalink: true
markdown_extensions:
  - toc:
      permalink: ⚓︎
slugify

Default: headerid.slugify – This option allows for customization of the slug function. For some languages, the default may not produce good and readable identifiers – consider using another slug function like for example those from Python Markdown Extensions:

markdown_extensions:
  - toc:
      slugify: !!python/name:pymdownx.slugs.uslugify
markdown_extensions:
  - toc:
      slugify: !!python/name:pymdownx.slugs.uslugify_cased
toc_depth

Default: 6 – Define the range of levels to be included in the table of contents. This may be useful for project documentation with deeply structured headings to decrease the length of the table of contents, or to remove the table of contents altogether:

markdown_extensions:
  - toc:
      toc_depth: 3
markdown_extensions:
  - toc:
      toc_depth: 0

The other configuration options of this extension are not officially supported by Material for MkDocs, which is why they may yield unexpected results. Use them at your own risk.

Tables

0.1.0 · Extension

The Tables extension adds the ability to create tables in Markdown by using a simple syntax. Enable it via mkdocs.yml (albeit it should be enabled by default):

markdown_extensions:
  - tables

No configuration options are available. See reference for usage:

Superseded extensions

The following Python Markdown extensions are not (or might not be) supported anymore, and are therefore not recommended for use. Instead, the alternatives should be considered.

Fenced Code Blocks

0.1.0 · Extension

Superseded by SuperFences. This extension might still work, but the SuperFences extension is superior in many ways, as it allows for arbitrary nesting, and is therefore recommended.

CodeHilite

0.1.0 ... 5.5.14 · Extension

Superseded by Highlight. Support for CodeHilite was dropped in 6.0.0, as Highlight has a better integration with other essential extensions like SuperFences and InlineHilite.

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