Render Markdown as React components using marked.


  • Uses marked to parse markdown
  • Renders actual react elements instead of using dangerouslySetInnerHTML


$ npm i marked-react


import ReactDOM from 'react-dom';
import Markdown from 'marked-react';

const rootEl = document.getElementById('root');
ReactDOM.render(<Markdown># Hello world!</Markdown>, rootEl);

Component Props

  • value[string] - Markdown content.
  • baseURL [string] - A prefix url for any relative link.
  • openLinksInNewTab [boolean] - Attribute target=_blank will be added to link elements
  • langPrefix [string] - A string to prefix the className in a <code> block. Useful for syntax highlighting. Defaults to language-.
  • breaks [boolean] - Add br tag on single line breaks. Requires gfm to be true
  • gfm [boolean] - Use approved Github Flavoured Markdown

Syntax highlight code blocks

There are some awesome options available to highlight code

An example with react-lowlight

import ReactDOM from 'react-dom';
import Markdown from 'marked-react';
import Lowlight from 'react-lowlight';
import javascript from 'highlight.js/lib/languages/javascript';

Lowlight.registerLanguage('js', javascript);

const renderer = {
  code: (snippet, lang) => {
    return <Lowlight language={lang} value={snippet} />;

const markdown = 'console.log("Hello world!")';

const rootEl = document.getElementById('root');
ReactDOM.render(<Markdown value={markdown} renderer={renderer} />, rootEl);