Version 23 (modified by osimons, 8 years ago) (diff)

Added reference to FullBlogNotificationPlugin.

Self-contained Blog plugin


This plugin provides a project Blog, but unlike TracBlogPlugin and SimpleBlogPlugin it does not use Wiki pages to store the content. It has no dependencies on other plugins.

This is a production-ready release, available for an up-to-date Trac 0.11 installation. The implemented features should work as expected.

Basic features are:

  • Create, edit and view blog posts under a new 'Blog' menu.
  • Browse post by month, category and author + and Archive page for all posts.
  • Attachments on blog posts.
  • Comments for blog posts.
  • Posts and comments in Timeline / RSS.
  • Search for blog posts and comments.
  • Admin page for basic settings and informational text in sidebar.
  • 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.
  • Link provider, like [blog:this_is_my_post] and [blog:category/trac] and [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, ([3106] - forgot commit message...)
    • Sample plugin provided illustrating how to use the hooks.
    • FullBlogNotificationPlugin adds email notification of changes to posts and comments.
  • Sample plugin that implements blog post 'draft' functionality (

Some planned features are not yet done:

Feedback is most welcome - see osimons to get in touch with me by mail or on the #trac channel.


The plugin in action (old-ish screenshot):

To see the blog in action, visit its 'home' at


There is a script available in the contrib directory for migrating existing TracBlogPlugin users to the FullBlogPlugin.

To use it:

  • Install TagsPlugin 0.6
  • Install FullBlogPlugin
  • Upgrade the Trac environment:
    trac-admin /path/to/env upgrade
  • Run the migration script: /path/to/environment
  • Confirm the migration succeeded, then remove the old posts (if desired) /path/to/environment --delete-only

Take a look at --help for more options

Bugs/Feature Requests

Existing bugs and feature requests for FullBlogPlugin are here.

If you have any issues, create a new ticket.

Download and Install


  • Download the zipped source from [download:fullblogplugin here]. Unzip the file, and cd into the directory with correct version (currently 0.11). Run python install.
  • or, check out the source (ses below) and similarly run python 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


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

Get it working

Follow these simple steps and configuration hints:

  1. Install the plugin in your preferred manner (see above).
  2. Enable the plugin:
    tracfullblog.* = enabled
  3. Run trac-admin /path/to/env upgrade.
  4. Restart server and as TRAC-ADMIN you should now see 'Blog' in menu.
  5. 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:

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:

default_handler = FullBlogModule

Recent Changes

15103 by osimons on 2015-12-09 00:04:23
FullBlogPlugin: Quick cursor.exectute(sql) fix. Thanks! Closes #12604.
14886 by osimons on 2015-08-15 01:23:39
FullBlogPlugin: Trac 1.2 compat handling for database and templates. Closes #12018.
14774 by osimons on 2015-06-28 20:51:43
FullBlogPlugin: Bump version.


Author: osimons

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