Admonitions

The theme uses the admonition directives for Sphinx admonitions.

rST and Sphinx

Most of the admonitions that the mkdocs-material theme supports were “borrowed” from admonitions defined in the reStructuredText specifications. You may recognize them from usage in other sphinx-based themes. They are:

note, todo, seealso
.. seealso::
   This admonition is specific to Sphinx directives and not defined in the rST specifications
   as you can `seealso`.

   ``note`` and ``todo`` are admonitions defined by the rST specifications.

See also

This admonition is specific to Sphinx directives and not defined in the rST specifications as you can seealso.

note and todo are admonitions defined by the rST specifications.

tip, hint, important
.. important::
   It is **important** to correctly use admonitions.

Important

It is important to correctly use admonitions.

attention, caution, warning
.. warning::
   This is a **warning**.

Warning

This is a warning.

danger, error
.. error::
   You have made a grave **error**.

Error

You have made a grave error.

Admonitions from mkdocs-material

Some additional admonitions are supported via the source code from the mkdocs-material theme. These admonitions can still be used, but the syntax is a little different because it relies on the generic admonition defined in the reStructuredText specifications.

To use the following admonitions’ styles from the mkdocs-material theme, the rST syntax is shown to demonstrate using the :class: option of generic admonitions.

Important

The :class: options below (in the rST code blocks) must use lower case letters for the styling to work. Otherwise, the admonition will look like a note (as that is the default fallback style).

todo, info
.. admonition:: Info
   :class: info

   Thanks to the mkdocs-material theme, the ``todo`` class is also an alias of the
   ``info`` class when not using the `.. todo:: <todo>` directive.

Info

Thanks to the mkdocs-material theme, the todo class is also an alias of the info class when not using the .. todo:: directive.

abstract, summary, tldr
.. admonition:: TL;DR
   :class: tldr

   The ``:class: tldr`` part is important.

TL;DR

The :class: tldr part is important.

success, check, done
.. admonition:: Accomplished
   :class: done

   This style is used for ``success``, ``check``, ``done`` CSS classes.

Accomplished

This style is used for success, check, done CSS classes.

question, help, faq
.. admonition:: FAQ
   :class: faq

   Helpful advice goes here.

FAQ

Helpful advice goes here.

failure, fail, missing
.. admonition:: Something Missing
   :class: missing

   We expected some loss of feature-coverage.

Something Missing

We expected some loss of feature-coverage.

bug
.. admonition:: Known Bug
   :class: bug

   Bug reported data/conclusion.

Known Bug

Bug reported data/conclusion.

example
.. admonition:: Example Admonition
   :class: example

   Example Body.

Example Admonition

Example Body.

cite, quote
.. admonition:: Unknown Quote
   :class: quote

   Somebody somewhere said something catchy.

Unknown Quote

Somebody somewhere said something catchy.

Collapsible dropdown

For collapsible dropdown admonitions, the mkdocs-material theme relies on a markdown syntax extension that cannot be used with sphinx. Instead, this sphinx-immaterial theme relies on the sphinxcontrib-details-directive extension to get similar results.

The sphinxcontrib-details-directive extension should be added to conf.py’s extension list.

extensions = ["sphinx_immaterial", "sphinxcontrib.details.directive"]

If the :class: option is not supplied to the details directive then the admonition style falls back to a note admonition style.

.. details:: Open by default
   :class: example
   :open:

   Use the ``:open:`` option as a flag to expand the admonition by default.
Open by default

Use the :open: option as a flag to expand the admonition by default.

.. details:: Closed by default
   :class: help

   Without the ``:open:`` flag, the admonition is collapsed by default.
Closed by default

Without the :open: flag, the admonition is collapsed by default.

Removing the title

Since the mkdocs-material theme relies on a markdown extension that also allows removing the title from an admonition, this theme has an added directive to do just that: md-admonition.

The admonition’s title can be removed if the md-admonition directive is not provided any arguments. Because the md-admonition directive is an adaptation of the generic admonition directive, the class option is still respected.

.. md-admonition::
   :class: error

   This example uses the styling of the ``error`` admonition

This example uses the styling of the error admonition

.. md-admonition:: Using a title
   :class: help

   This example uses the styling of the ``help`` admonition

Using a title

This example uses the styling of the help admonition

Hint

You can use the md-admonition directive in other themes by adding the theme’s module to your extensions list in conf.py

extensions = ["sphinx_immaterial.md_admonition"]

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 new CSS to an additional style sheet.

Pied Piper Example
.. admonition:: Pied Piper
   :class: pied-piper

   Don't tell him you use spaces instead of tabs...
Which renders the following content:

Pied Piper

Don’t tell him you use spaces instead of tabs…

docs/_static/extra_css.css
: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 {
  border-color: rgb(43, 155, 70);
}

.md-typeset .pied-piper>.admonition-title {
  background-color: rgba(43, 155, 70, 0.1);
  border-color: rgb(43, 155, 70);
}

.md-typeset .pied-piper>.admonition-title::before {
  background-color: rgb(43, 155, 70);
  -webkit-mask-image: var(--md-admonition-icon--pied-piper);
  mask-image: var(--md-admonition-icon--pied-piper);
}
docs/conf.py
html_static_path = ["_static"]
html_css_files = ["extra_css.css"]

Last update: Aug 13, 2022