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An importer for Markdown files to using notion-py

It provides these features over's Markdown importer:

  • Picking a page to upload to (instead of them all uploading to the root)
  • Code fences keep their original language (or as close as we can match it)
  • Code fences are formatted properly
  • Inline HTML is preserved
  • (Optionally) Upload images that are memtioned in the HTML <img> tags.
  • Markdown frontmatter is preserved
  • Local image references will be uploaded from relative URLs
  • Image alts are loaded as captions instead of as TextBlocks
  • Handles nested lists properly
  • Among other improvements...

Supports Python 3.6+

Usage from CLI

  • pip install md2notion
  • Then run like python -m md2notion [token_v2] [page-url] [...markdown_path_glob_or_url]
  • The markdown at the given path will be added as a new child to the note at page-url

There are also some configuration options:

  • --clear-previous: If a child of the note at page-url has the same name as what you're uploading, it will first be removed.
  • --append: Instead of making a new child, it will append the markdown contents to the note at page-url
  • --html-img: Upload images that are memtioned in the HTML <img> tags.

Usage from script

  • pip install md2notion
  • In your Python file:
from notion.client import NotionClient
from notion.block import PageBlock
from md2notion.upload import upload

# Follow the instructions at to setup
client = NotionClient(token_v2="<token_v2>")
page = client.get_block("")

with open("", "r", encoding="utf-8") as mdFile:
    newPage = page.children.add_new(PageBlock, title="TestMarkdown Upload")
    upload(mdFile, newPage) #Appends the converted contents of to newPage

If you need to process notion-py block descriptors after parsing from Markdown but before uploading, consider using convert and uploadBlock separately. Take a look at for more.

from md2notion.upload import convert, uploadBlock

rendered = convert(mdFile)

# Process the rendered array of `notion-py` block descriptors here
# (just dicts with some properties to pass to `notion-py`)

# Upload all the blocks
for blockDescriptor in rendered:
    uploadBlock(blockDescriptor, page,

If you need to parse Markdown differently from the default, consider subclassing NotionPyRenderer (a BaseRenderer for mistletoe). You can then pass it to upload(..., notionPyRendererCls=NotionPyRenderer) as a parameter.

Example, Custom Hexo Importer

Here's an example that imports a Hexo blog (slghtly hacky).

import io
import os.path
import glob
from pathlib import Path
from notion.block import PageBlock
from notion.client import NotionClient
from md2notion.upload import upload

client = NotionClient(token_v2="<token_v2>")
page = client.get_block("")

for fp in glob.glob("../source/_posts/*.md", recursive=True):
    with open(fp, "r", encoding="utf-8") as mdFile:
        #Preprocess the Markdown frontmatter into yaml code fences
        mdStr =
        mdChunks = mdStr.split("---")
        mdStr = \
`` `

        mdFile = io.StringIO(mdStr)
        mdFile.__dict__["name"] = fp #Set this so we can resolve images later

        pageName = os.path.basename(fp)[:40]
        newPage = page.children.add_new(PageBlock, title=pageName)
        print(f"Uploading {fp} to at page {pageName}")
        #Get the image relative to the markdown file in the flavor that Hexo
        #stores its images (in a folder with the same name as the md file)
        def convertImagePath(imagePath, mdFilePath):
            return Path(mdFilePath).parent / Path(mdFilePath).stem / Path(imagePath)
        upload(mdFile, newPage, imagePathFunc=convertImagePath)