Administer Custom Fields in Trac

Notice: Equivalent functionality is proposed for Trac in #11469.


This plugin is a Web Admin panel for administering custom fields - adding, modifying and deleting them without editing the trac.ini file directly.

This plugin is a cooperation between and, and is made freely available under a BSD license.

Bugs/Feature Requests

Existing bugs and feature requests for CustomFieldAdminPlugin are here.

If you have any issues, create a new ticket.


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Download the zipped source from here.


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


The plugin can also be installed directly from the code repository:

pip install svn+

Substitute 1.2 with 0.11 for older Trac version.


Enable the plugin in your trac.ini file:

customfieldadmin.* = enabled


The plugin also has an API that can be called from other code if you need to create or modify custom fields. Here is an interactive session as example:

from trac.env import Environment
from customfieldadmin.api import CustomFields

myenv = Environment('/path/to/env')
mycfcomp = CustomFields(myenv)

# Get Cusom fields (list of dicts)
myfields = mycfcomp.get_custom_fields()
for item in myfields: print item

# Create a custom field - text box
mycfdict = {                # a template dictionary
    'name': 'test01',       # name of field (alphanumeric only)
    'type': 'text',         # text|checkbox|select|radio|textarea
    'label': 'Test 01',     # description
    'value': 'first test',  # default value for field content
    'options': None,        # options for select and radio types (list, leave first empty for optional)
    'rows': None,           # number of rows for text area
    'order': 0 }            # specify sort order for field, 0 for last
mycfcomp.update_custom_field(mycfdict, create=True)

# Updating
mycfdict['type'] = 'select'
mycfdict['options'] = ['', 'one', 'two', 'three']
mycfdict['value'] = None

# And deleting an existing custom field

Recent Changes

18456 by rjollos on 2021-10-21 16:23:19
CustomFieldAdminPlugin: Use dgettext everywhere

Patch by Jun Omae.

Refs #13992.

18455 by rjollos on 2021-10-21 16:19:07
CustomFieldAdminPlugin: Fix "KeyError: dngettext"

Extract messages and update catalogs.

Patch by Jun Omae.

Fixes #13992, #14056.

18450 by rjollos on 2021-10-15 17:11:54
CustomFieldAdminPlugin: Fix message extraction from jinja template

Refs #14056.



Authors: osimons, cbalan
Maintainer: osimons

Last modified 4 years ago Last modified on May 22, 2020, 8:10:26 PM