Version 11 (modified by Steffen Hoffmann, 7 years ago) (diff)

shift newsflash away from page outline down to a better position

Recently visited pages as navigational bread crumbs

Notice: This plugin is unmaintained and available for adoption.


This relatively simple plug-in will inject a list of recently visited pages just above the main navigational bar, as 'bread crumbs' that you can follow home.

See also: BreadcrumbTrailsScript, TracTrailPlugin

Bugs/Feature Requests

Existing bugs and feature requests for BreadCrumbsNavPlugin are here.

If you have any issues, create a new ticket.


  • short-term: new feature-extended release breadcrumbs-0.2


Official maintainer change (open: 10)
Starting ticket list cleanup and triage (open: 9)

Installation and Configuration


Requires Trac >= 0.11 and Genshi >= 0.5 .

Release Status, Downloads and Source

While in general the branch name suggests the corresponding Trac version, 0.11 should work equally well for Trac 0.11 (old stable), 0.12 (current stable) and Trac 0.13dev (development).

Stable Version easy_install [download:breadcrumbsnavplugin/0.11 download] subversion
Under Development easy_install [download:breadcrumbsnavplugin/trunk download] subversion

For Subversion checkout use svn co <url> with URL depending on your Trac version and target release (see links above).

Other alternatives:

  • Download the zipped source of all branches from [download:breadcrumbsnavplugin here].
  • You can browse the source with Trac.


The easiest way to install the BreadCrumbsNavPlugin is to simply point easy_install at the t-h.o SVN repository, a la:


Alternatively, you may download the source, go into the directory containing and run:

 python install

or prepare a packaged version and move that into the plugin directory inside your Trac environment:

 python bdist_egg
 cp ./dist/BreadCrumbsNav-<version> <path-to-trac-env>/plugins/

Hint: Using tracd standalone server or another webserver you will most probably need to restart it to detect the plugin.

Depending on your configuration you may still need to enable the plugin explicitly. You can do so in the Administration panel of Trac, or in trac.ini by adding:

breadcrumbsnavplugin.* = enabled

In Trac applications, where you disabled this plugin or require explicit activation, breadcrumbs-0.2 and later requires following different line due to a shortened path:

breadcrumbsnav.* = enabled


There are four options you may set in trac.ini:

A regular expression pattern that can be applied to the name of the resource; if it matches the resource will not be added to the user's breadcrumbs. Defaults to nothing.
A custom label to replace the implicite "Breadcrumbs:" default value. Beware that this will interfere with i18n, maybe even depreciated by it.
The maximum total of crumbs that should be kept per-user. Defaults to 6.
A comma-separated list of regular expressions, one of which should match the beginning of the url to include the resource in the path. Defaults to /wiki*,/ticket*,/milestone* Note that these really are interpreted as regular expressions, even though the default values look more like shell globs. It seems these default values also match /wik/foo or /tickebar, which might not be the authors intention.

The config entry would look something like the following:

ignore_pattern =
label =
max_crumbs = 6
paths = /wiki/,/ticket/,/milestone/

Recent Changes

16589 by rjollos on 2017-05-16 01:58:23
BreadCrumbsNav 0.3: Don't display non-existent resources

Based on a patch by ntmlod

Require Trac >= 1.0 and conform to PEP8.

Fixes #13178.

16500 by rjollos on 2017-04-15 08:24:46
Fix indentation
16499 by rjollos on 2017-04-15 08:24:29
Remove obsolete code


Author: ixokai
Maintainer: hasienda

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