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ProgressBar is an extension that adds support for progress/status bars. It can take percentages or fractions, and it can optionally generate classes for percentages at specific value levels. It also works with Python Markdown's built in attr_list extension.

The basic syntax for progress bars is: [= <percentage or fraction> "optional single or double quoted title"]. The opening [ can be followed by one or more = characters. After the = char(s) the percentage is specified as either a fraction or percentage and can optionally be followed by a title surrounded in either double quotes or single quotes.

Progress Bars
[=0% "0%"]
[=5% "5%"]
[=25% "25%"]
[=45% "45%"]
[=65% "65%"]
[=85% "85%"]
[=100% "100%"]








Though progress bars are rendered as block items, it accepts attr_list's inline format. markdown.extensions.attr_list must be enabled for the following to work.

Progress Bars with Attributes
[=85% "85%"]{: .candystripe}
[=100% "100%"]{: .candystripe .candystripe-animate}

[=0%]{: .thin}
[=5%]{: .thin}
[=25%]{: .thin}
[=45%]{: .thin}
[=65%]{: .thin}
[=85%]{: .thin}
[=100%]{: .thin}



The ProgressBar extension can be included in Python Markdown by using the following:

import markdown
md = markdown.Markdown(extensions=['pymdownx.progressbar'])

Styling with CSS

The general HTML structure of the progress bar is as follows:

<div class="progress progress-100plus">
    <div class="progress-bar" style="width:100.00%">
        <p class="progress-label">100%</p>
Classes Description
progress This is attached to the outer div container of the progress bar.
progress-bar This is attached to the inner div whose width is adjusted to give the visual appearance of a bar at the desired percentage.
progress-label This is attached to the p element that will contain the desired label.
progress-<integer>plus This is an optional class that indicates the percentage of the progress bar by increments defined by progress_increment.

CSS Setup

You are able to style your progress bars as fancy or plain as you want. Below is just a basic example. Depending on existing styles in your page, it may or may not require tweaking.

Progress bar

<hr />
<div class="progress progress-20plus">
<div class="progress-bar" style="width:25.00%">
<p class="progress-label">25%</p>
.progress-label {
  position: absolute;
  text-align: center;
  font-weight: 700;
  width: 100%;
  margin: 0;
  line-height: 1.2rem;
  white-space: nowrap;
  overflow: hidden;

.progress-bar {
  height: 1.2rem;
  float: left;
  background-color: #2979ff;

.progress {
  display: block;
  width: 100%;
  margin: 0.5rem 0;
  height: 1.2rem;
  background-color: #eeeeee;
  position: relative;

.progress.thin {
  margin-top: 0.9rem;
  height: 0.4rem;

.progress.thin .progress-label {
  margin-top: -0.4rem;

.progress.thin .progress-bar {
  height: 0.4rem;

.progress-100plus .progress-bar {
  background-color: #00e676;

.progress-80plus .progress-bar {
  background-color: #fbc02d;

.progress-60plus .progress-bar {
  background-color: #ff9100;

.progress-40plus .progress-bar {
  background-color: #ff5252;

.progress-20plus .progress-bar {
  background-color: #ff1744;

.progress-0plus .progress-bar {
  background-color: #f50057;


Option Type Default Description
level_class bool True Enables or disables the level class feature. The level class feature adds level classes in increments defined by progress_increment.
add_classes string '' This option accepts a string of classes separated by spaces.
progress_increment integer 20 Defines the increment at which the level_class classes are generated at.