Include external resources in a wiki page

The following documentation is for the latest development version.


This macro lets you include various things.

Currently supported sources:

  • HTTP - http: and https:
  • FTP - ftp:
  • Wiki pages - wiki:
  • Repository files - source:
  • Ticket comments - ticket:N:comment:M (3.0dev, syntax may be changed before release)

The default source is wiki if only a source path is given.

An optional second argument sets the output MIME type, though in most cases the default will be correct.


The three remote sources (http, https, and ftp) require INCLUDE_URL to be rendered.

Anyone can add a call to these, however they will not be shown. This is not a replacement for render_unsafe_content, see below.


If [wiki] render_unsafe_content is off (the default), any produced HTML will be sanitized.


This is a potential security risk! Please review the implications render_unsafe_content before using this feature.

To enable the plugin:

includemacro.* = enabled


Include another wiki page:


Include a section of a page (the section heading must have an explicit id):


Include the HEAD revision of a reStructuredText file from the repository:

[[Include(source:trunk/docs/README, text/x-rst)]]

Include a specific revision of a file from the repository:

[[Include(source:trunk/docs/README@5, text/x-rst)]]

Include only a subpart of file from the repository (use named arguments : start, end, lineno):

[[Include(source:trunk/docs/README@5, text/x-rst, start=5, end=15)]]
[[Include(source:trunk/docs/README@5, text/x-rst, start=5, end=15, lineno=yes)]]

It's possible to use regular expressions in start and/or end parameters:

[[Include(source:trunk/docs/README, start="[a-z]+", end=15, lineno=yes)]]
[[Include(source:trunk/docs/README, start="[a-z]+", end="\[.+\]", lineno=yes)]]


If you set the svn:mime-type property on the file, you can leave off the explicit MIME type.

See also: IncludePagesPlugin

Bugs/Feature Requests

Existing bugs and feature requests for IncludeMacro are here.

If you have any issues, create a new ticket.


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Download the zipped source from here.

The macro is also available on PyPi.


Get the appropriate version for your Trac installation:

Final version for Trac 0.10 1.1.0 Browse the source or checkout from here using Subversion
Latest stable for Trac 0.11 2.1.0 Browse the source or checkout from here using Subversion
Latest stable for Trac 1.0+ 3.2.0 Browse the source or checkout from here using Subversion


General instructions on installing Trac plugins can be found on the TracPlugins page.

Recent Changes

18505 by rjollos on 2023-02-22 01:16:00
TracIncludeMacro 3.3.0dev: Fix typo in r18147

Patch by figaro.

Fixes #14199.

18147 by Cinc-th on 2021-04-04 12:26:27
IncludeMacro: fixes for Python 3 support. The macro now works with Trac 1.5/Trac 1.6.
18132 by rjollos on 2021-04-01 19:57:18
TracIncludeMacro 3.3.0dev: Fix ReST formatting


Author: coderanger
Maintainer: Ryan J Ollos
Contributors: hasienda

Last modified 3 years ago Last modified on Apr 1, 2021, 7:51:58 PM