Markdown Extensions

Header Anchors

Headers automatically get anchor links applied. Rendering of anchors can be configured using the markdown.anchor option.

Internal links are converted to router link for SPA navigation. Also, every index.md contained in each sub-directory will automatically be converted to index.html, with corresponding URL /.

For example, given the following directory structure:

.
β”œβ”€ index.md
β”œβ”€ foo
β”‚  β”œβ”€ index.md
β”‚  β”œβ”€ one.md
β”‚  └─ two.md
└─ bar
   β”œβ”€ index.md
   β”œβ”€ three.md
   └─ four.md

And providing you are in foo/one.md:

[Home](/) <!-- sends the user to the root README.md -->
[foo](/foo/) <!-- sends the user to index.html of directory foo -->
[foo heading](./#heading) <!-- anchors user to a heading in the foo README file -->
[bar - three](../bar/three) <!-- you can omit extention -->
[bar - three](../bar/three.md) <!-- you can append .md -->
[bar - four](../bar/four.html) <!-- or you can append .html -->

Page Suffix

Pages and internal links get generated with the .html suffix by default.

Outbound links automatically get target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer":

Frontmatter

YAML frontmatter is supported out of the box:

---
title: Blogging Like a Hacker
lang: en-US
---

This data will be available to the rest of the page, along with all custom and theming components.

For more details, see Frontmatter.

GitHub-Style Tables

Input

| Tables        | Are           | Cool  |
| ------------- |:-------------:| -----:|
| col 3 is      | right-aligned | $1600 |
| col 2 is      | centered      |   $12 |
| zebra stripes | are neat      |    $1 |

Output

TablesAreCool
col 3 isright-aligned$1600
col 2 iscentered$12
zebra stripesare neat$1

Emoji πŸŽ‰

Input

:tada: :100:

Output

πŸŽ‰ πŸ’―

A list of all emojis is available.

Table of Contents

Input

[[toc]]

Output

Rendering of the TOC can be configured using the markdown.toc option.

Custom Containers

Custom containers can be defined by their types, titles, and contents.

Default Title

Input

::: tip
This is a tip
:::

::: warning
This is a warning
:::

::: danger
This is a dangerous warning
:::

Output

TIP

This is a tip

WARNING

This is a warning

WARNING

This is a dangerous warning

Custom Title

Input

::: danger STOP
Danger zone, do not proceed
:::

Output

STOP

Danger zone, do not proceed

Syntax Highlighting in Code Blocks

VitePress uses Prism to highlight language syntax in Markdown code blocks, using coloured text. Prism supports a wide variety of programming languages. All you need to do is append a valid language alias to the beginning backticks for the code block:

Input

```js
export default {
  name: 'MyComponent',
  // ...
}
```

Output

export default {
  name: 'MyComponent'
  // ...
}

Input

```html
<ul>
  <li v-for="todo in todos" :key="todo.id">
    {{ todo.text }}
  </li>
</ul>
```

Output

<ul>
  <li v-for="todo in todos" :key="todo.id">
    {{ todo.text }}
  </li>
</ul>

A list of valid languages is available on Prism’s site.

Line Highlighting in Code Blocks

Input

```js{4}
export default {
  data () {
    return {
      msg: 'Highlighted!'
    }
  }
}
```

Output




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export default {
  data () {
    return {
      msg: 'Highlighted!'
    }
  }
}

In addition to a single line, you can also specify multiple single lines, ranges, or both:

  • Line ranges: for example {5-8}, {3-10}, {10-17}
  • Multiple single lines: for example {4,7,9}
  • Line ranges and single lines: for example {4,7-13,16,23-27,40}

Input

```js{1,4,6-7}
export default { // Highlighted
  data () {
    return {
      msg: `Highlighted!
      This line isn't highlighted,
      but this and the next 2 are.`,
      motd: 'VitePress is awesome',
      lorem: 'ipsum',
    }
  }
}
```

Output

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export default { // Highlighted
  data () {
    return {
      msg: `Highlighted!
      This line isn't highlighted,
      but this and the next 2 are.`,
      motd: 'VitePress is awesome',
      lorem: 'ipsum',
    }
  }
}

Line Numbers

You can enable line numbers for each code blocks via config:

module.exports = {
  markdown: {
    lineNumbers: true
  }
}
  • Demo:
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Advanced Configuration

VitePress uses markdown-it as the Markdown renderer. A lot of the extensions above are implemented via custom plugins. You can further customize the markdown-it instance using the markdown option in .vitepress/config.js:

module.exports = {
  markdown: {
    // options for markdown-it-anchor
    anchor: { permalink: false },

    // options for markdown-it-toc
    toc: { includeLevel: [1, 2] },

    config: (md) => {
      // use more markdown-it plugins!
      md.use(require('markdown-it-xxx'))
    }
  }
}