Self-contained Blog plugin
This is a production-ready release, supporting Trac 0.11 and 0.12 installations. The current 0.11 branch is 0.12 compatible, but does not yet support other locales than English (no l10n/i18n support).
Basic features are:
- Create, edit and view blog posts under a new 'Blog' menu a.
- Browse post by month, category and author + and Archive page for all posts.
- Attachments on blog posts.
- Comments for blog posts.
- Posts and comments appear in Timeline / RSS.
- Search for blog posts and comments.
- Admin page for basic settings and editing informational text in sidebar.
- Permissions for BLOG_VIEW, BLOG_COMMENT, BLOG_MODIFY_OWN, BLOG_MODIFY_ALL, BLOG_CREATE, BLOG_ADMIN.
- Support for Trac fine-grained permissions security checks (based on resource / realm).
- Special handling of a post named 'about'.
- Area in sidebar for information text, blogroll, links and similar.
- TracLink provider. Examples: [blog:this_is_my_post], [blog:category/trac], [blog:2007/10].
- Delete post version, delete post and delete comment.
- A tags provider for TagsPlugin if plugin is available.
- A [[BlogList]] news-listing macro with various display modes for pulling blog posts into the wiki.
- Change listener and manipulator APIs for hooking on to changes.
- Spamfilter implementation included - thanks to athomas, ( - forgot commit message...)
- Sample plugin provided illustrating how to use the hooks.
- FullBlogNotificationPlugin adds email notification of changes to posts and comments.
- AnnouncerPlugin has a plugin to provide the same functionality as the FullBlogNotificationPlugin.
- Sample plugin that implements blog post 'draft' functionality (BlogDraftPlugin.py).
Some planned features are not yet done:
- Diff between version of the post.
- XmlRpcPlugin support.
Feedback is most welcome - see osimons to get in touch with me by mail or on the #trac channel.
A macro to display list of posts and extracts outside (or inside) the Blog module - most commonly Wiki pages.
All arguments are optional:
Available named arguments:
- recent= - max. number of posts
- category= - a category
- author= - an author
- period= - time period of the format YYYY/MM
- heading= - a heading for the list
- format= - type of display (see below for details)
- max_size= - max. number of characters to render for each post
Example showing some available named arguments:
[[BlogList(recent=5, max_size=250, period=2007/12, author=osimons, format=float, heading=Some Trac Posts)]]
The arguments for criteria are 'AND'-based, so the above example will render at most 5 posts by 'osimons' in December 2007.
There is no heading unless specified.
Without restriction on recent number of posts, it will use the number currently active in the Blog module as default for 'float' and 'full' rendering, but for rendering of 'inline' list it will render all found as default unless restricted. Additionally for 'float' and 'full' it will truncate content if it is larger than a max_size (if set).
The format= keyword argument supports rendering these formats:
|format=inline||Renders an unordered list in the normal text flow (default).|
|format=float||A floating box out on the side of the page with slightly more detail.|
|format=full||Full rendering like on period, category and author listings inside blog.|
The arguments can appear in any order.
Posts are rendered sorted by newest first for all modes.
The plugin in action (old-ish screenshot):
To see the blog in action, visit its 'home' at http://www.coderesort.com/about/blog
To use it:
- Install TagsPlugin 0.6
- Install FullBlogPlugin
- Upgrade the Trac environment:
trac-admin /path/to/env upgrade
- Run the migration script:
- Confirm the migration succeeded, then remove the old posts (if desired)
migrate-tracblog.py /path/to/environment --delete-only
Take a look at migrate-tracblog.py --help for more options
If you have any issues, create a new ticket.
Download and Install
- Download the zipped source from here. Unzip the file, and cd into the directory with correct version (currently 0.11). Run python setup.py install.
- or, check out the source (see below) and similarly run python setup.py install at correct location (like previous alternative). To update the plugin later, you can then just do svn up to pull down the latest source from repository and install it again.
- or, to install it directly from repository to get the latest version with revision marker, use easy_install:
easy_install --always-unzip http://trac-hacks.org/svn/fullblogplugin/0.11
Note: on Fedora-14, Python 2.7, Trac 0.11, trac did not see the plugin after easy_install and restart. Adding these two symbolic links in site_packages fixed it:
ln -s TracFullBlogPlugin-0.1.1_r9430-py2.7.egg/EGG-INFO TracFullBlogPlugin-0.1.1_r9430-py2.7.egg-info ln -s TracFullBlogPlugin-0.1.1_r9430-py2.7.egg/tracfullblog
Get it working
Follow these simple steps and configuration hints:
- Install the plugin in your preferred manner (see above).
- Enable the plugin:
[components] tracfullblog.* = enabled
- Run trac-admin /path/to/env upgrade.
- Restart server and as TRAC-ADMIN you should now see 'Blog' in menu.
- Add one or more permissions to let users view, create, comment and modify posts (see list above).
The link to 'Blog' in menu will appear last. To move it, edit your trac.ini config file to add blog into the ordered list:
[trac] mainnav = wiki,blog,timeline,....
If you would like the blog to be the new default home page for your project (ie. handle requests to /myproject/), then update trac.ini:
[trac] default_handler = FullBlogModule
Upgrade on your Trac environment
$ trac-admin <env> upgrade
-  by osimons on 2013-12-09 12:03:49
FullBlogPlugin: Conform to latest version of Tags API. Closes #11435.
-  by osimons on 2012-10-04 09:10:57
FullBlogPlugin: Add a BLOG_DELETE permission used for deleting posts and comments. Closes #8652.
-  by osimons on 2012-10-04 09:05:03
FullBlogPlugin: Added a unit test for getting blog posts by category.