The markup plugin

The markup plugin provides support for lightweight “markup” languages.


The markup language is rendered as HTML:


The plugin provided support for the markup languages:

  • reStructuredText: The syntax known for Python documentation.
  • Markdown: The syntax known for GitHub and Stack Overflow comments (both do have a dialect/extended version)
  • Textile: The syntax known for Redmine and partially used in Basecamp and Google+.

For technical savy users, this makes it easy to write pages in a consistent style, or publish wiki/RST documentation online.

The plugin uses django.contrib.markup internally to provide the translation of the markup to HTML, hence it supports any markup language that django.contrib.markup has a filter for.


Install the dependencies via pip:

pip install django-fluent-contents[markup]

Depending on the choosen markup language, the required dependencies can also installed separately using pip:

For reStructuredText, use:

pip install docutils

For Markdown, use:

pip install Markdown

For Textile, use:

pip install textile

Add the following settings to


FLUENT_MARKUP_LANGUAGES = ['restructuredtext', 'markdown', 'textile']


The following settings are available:

FLUENT_MARKUP_LANGUAGES = ['restructuredtext', 'markdown', 'textile']
FLUENT_MARKUP_MARKDOWN_EXTRAS = ["extension1_name", "extension2_name", "..."]


Define which markup language should be used.

This is a list/tuple, which can contain the following values:

  • restructuredtext
  • markdown
  • textile

By default, all languages are added.


Define the markdown extensions to use.