title: Installation

Installing Python-Markdown

The Easy Way

The easiest way to install Python-Markdown is simply to type the following command from the command line:

pip install markdown

That's it! You're ready to use Python-Markdown. Enjoy!

For more detailed instructions on installing Python packages, see the Installing Packages tutorial in the Python Packaging User Guide.

Using the Git Repository

If you're the type that likes to live on the edge, you may want to keep up with the latest additions and bug fixes in the repository between releases. Python-Markdown is maintained in a Git repository on GitHub.com. To get a copy of Python-Markdown from the repository do the following from the command line:

pip install git+https://github.com/Python-Markdown/markdown.git