MKDocs plugin for rendering swagger & openapi files.

pip install mkdocs-render-swagger-plugin==0.0.2



This is the Mkdocs plugin for rendering swagger & openapi schemas using Swagger UI. It is written in Python.


Install the plugin using pip install mkdocs-render-swagger-plugin.

Add the following lines to your mkdocs.yml:

  - render_swagger

Place an OpenAPI json in the same folder as the the .md file.

Enter !!swagger <filename>!! at the appropriate location inside the markdown file.

Referencing external json

You may reference an external OpenAPI json using the following syntax: !!swagger-http <url>!!.

Explicit declaration of the Swagger JS library

You can explicitly specify the swagger-ui css and js dependencies if you wish to not use the unpkg CDN.

Keep in mind, the filename has to be swagger-ui.css for the CSS and swagger-ui-bundle.js for the JS.

To specify this use extra_javascript and extra_css in your mkdocs.yaml:

  - assets/js/swagger-ui-bundle.js

  - assets/css/swagger-ui.css

Contributing & Developing Locally

After downloading and extracting the .tar.gz, install this package locally using pip and the --editable flag:

pip install --editable .

You'll then have the render-swagger package available to use in Mkdocs and pip will point the dependency to this folder. You are then able to run the docs using mkdocs serve. Make sure you restart the process between code changes as the plugin is loaded on startup.

MkDocs plugins and Swagger api

The Render Swagger MkDocs plugin uses a set of extensions and plugin APIs that MkDocs and Swagger UI supports. You can find more info about MkDocks plugins and Swagger UI on the official website of MkDocks and SwaggerUI.

The input OpenAPI files processed by the plugin should conform to the OpenAPI specification. It is generated by a few projects such as pydantic, FastAPI and others.

Disclaimer: This plugin is unofficial, and is not sponsored, owned or endorsed by mkdocs, swagger, or any other 3rd party.
Credits to @aviramha for starting this project.