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remark plugin to support the MDX syntax (JSX, expressions, import/exports).


What is this?

This package is a remark plugin to support the MDX syntax.

When should I use this?

This plugin is useful if you’re dealing with the MDX syntax and integrating with remark, rehype, and the rest of unified. Some example use cases are when you want to lint the syntax or compile it to something other that JavaScript.

remark is an AST (abstract syntax tree) based transform project. The layer under remark is called mdast, which is just the syntax tree without the convention on how to transform. mdast is useful when transforming to other formats. Another layer underneath is micromark, which is just the parser and has support for concrete tokens. micromark is useful for linting and formatting. remark-mdx is a small wrapper to integrate all of these. Its parts can be used separately.

Typically though, you’d want to move a layer up: @mdx-js/mdx. That package is the core compiler for turning MDX into JavaScript which gives you the most control. Or even higher: if you’re using a bundler (webpack, Rollup, esbuild), or a site builder (Gatsby, Next.js) or build system (Vite, WMR) which comes with a bundler, you’re better off using an integration: see § Integrations.


This package is ESM only: Node 12+ is needed to use it and it must be imported instead of required.


npm install remark-mdx


yarn add remark-mdx


import {remark} from 'remark'
import remarkMdx from 'remark-mdx'

const file = remark()
  .processSync('import a from "b"\n\na <b /> c {1 + 1} d')



import a from "b"

a <b/> c {1 + 1} d


This package exports no identifiers. The default export is remarkMdx.


Configures remark so that it can parse and serialize MDX (JSX, expressions, import/exports). It doesn’t do anything with the syntax: you can create your own plugin to transform them.


This plugin applies several micromark extensions to parse the syntax. See their readmes for parse details:

Syntax tree

This plugin applies several mdast utilities to build and serialize the AST. See their readmes for the node types supported in the tree:


This package is fully typed with TypeScript.

If you’re working with the syntax tree, make sure to import this plugin somewhere in your types, as that registers the new node types in the tree.

 * @typedef {import('remark-mdx')}

import {visit} from 'unist-util-visit'

export default function myRemarkPlugin() => {
  /** @param {import('@types/mdast').Root} tree */
  return (tree) => {
    visit(tree, (node) => {
      // `node` can now be one of the nodes for JSX, expressions, or ESM.

Alternatively, in TypeScript, do:

/// <reference types="remark-mdx" />

import type {Root} from '@types/mdast'
import {visit} from 'unist-util-visit'

export default function myRemarkPlugin() => {
  return (tree: Root) => {
    visit(tree, (node) => {
      // `node` can now be one of the nodes for JSX, expressions, or ESM.


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