Version 25 (modified by rjollos, 3 years ago) (diff)

Move alternate down the page a bit.

Color foreground and background of text


ColorMacro is a very simple macro that allows you to change the background color of a piece of text. Useful for highlighting, or RAG (red, amber, green) status reports.


[[Color( background-color, color , text )]] 


[[Color( color , text )]] 

Where color is a color keyword or hex color number recognised by your browser and text is your text. Commas are allowed, but '(' and ')' cause a problem.

Note: This could also be archieved out-of-the-box in Trac (>=0.11.8 or so) by span macro (see WikiHtml for Details). Example usage of span macro:

[[span(''WORLD'', style=color: green)]]

Bugs/Feature Requests

Existing bugs and feature requests for ColorMacro are here.

If you have any issues, create a new ticket.


Download the zipped source from here.


You can check out ColorMacro from here using Subversion, or browse the source with Trac.



  [[Color(red,This has a red background)]]
  [[Color(blue, green,This has a blue background and green text)]]
  [[Color(none,#bb0000,I'm using a hex color)]]


This has a red background

This has a blue background and green text

I'm using a hex color

Recent Changes

[11892] by rjollos on 2012-08-04 06:37:42

Fixes #1605, #5651,

  • Use Genshi to construct span element.
  • Removed padding around span element.
  • Format wiki to html, allowing wiki markup to be used as the text argument to the Color macro.
[11891] by rjollos on 2012-08-04 05:59:11
Renamed 0.12 directory to trunk. Deleted 0.11 directory.
[10965] by rjollos on 2011-12-01 10:44:49
Renamed ColorMacro to Color.


Author: diroussel
Maintainer: diroussel