Version 10 (modified by bellbind, 11 years ago) (diff)


Plugin for Rewriting External Link URLs


Rewrite external link location, for example, to hide referers for private sites.

For example, trac link:

[ outgoing site]

becomes in html:

<a class="ext-link" href="">outgoing site</a>

But, ExtLinkRewriter converts it as:

&lt;a class=&#34;ext-link&#34; href=&#34;/myredirector.html?; target=&#34;_blank&#34;&gt;outgoing site&lt;/a&gt;

Jumping outgoing site via single redirector, referers with detailed page names could be hidden. it is useful for private/secret sites; e.g. project sites in local networks. (this plugin contains simple redirectors).

Or, using bookmark site;, you can specify the format:

format =

Bugs/Feature Requests

Existing bugs and feature requests for ExtLinkRewriterPlugin are here.

If you have any issues, create a new ticket.


Download the zipped source from [download:extlinkrewriterplugin here].


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


make egg

python bdist_egg

copy egg into your trac plugins dir.

cp dist/*.egg /where/to/trac/plugins/


  1. copy redirector/rediretor.html at accessible point.
    $ cp redirector/rediretor.html /var/www/

Check redirect function at your brower, e.g. goto http://.../redirector.html? .

  1. edit conf/trac.ini

for enable the plugin:

ExtLinkRewriter.* = enabled

and example options:

format = /redrector.html?%s
namespaces = http,https,ftp
target = _blank

Recent Changes

4051 by bellbind on 2008-07-22 05:59:23
make compliant with trac 0.11
2186 by bellbind on 2007-04-20 03:14:11

change default rewrite format to send

2183 by bellbind on 2007-04-19 18:55:10

add site info in README.txt



Author: bellbind