Version 5 (modified by anonymous, 13 years ago) (diff)


Add custom items to main and meta navigation bar


This plugin allows you to add custom items ("buttons") to both the main and the meta navigation bar. Item name, title and URL can be specified in trac.ini, as well as an optional permission the user is required to have to see the item.

The plugin was inspired by and derived from NavMoverPlugin. In contrast to NavMoverPlugin this plugin does not hide navigation bars, which was my main motivation for creating this "fork".


Enable with:

[components] navadd.* = enabled

All configuration settings are to be kept in a section called [navadd] in TracIni. The basic syntax is:

add_items = <item>,<item>,...
comma-separated list of items that will be added; only items that are listed here will be processed.

And then for each item:

<item>.title = <title>
the name (title) of the button
<item>.url = <url>
the URL the button should link to; please note that TracLinks syntax is not supported here yet
<item>.perm = <permission>
an optional permission that a user needs to have in order to see the button
<item>.target = <navbar_name>
the name of the navigation bar the button should be added to; only mainnav and metanav have been tested so far, others names probably work as well


This is the configuration I use on to add a link to the imprint in the meta navigation bar, and a link to our download section on in the main navigation bar.

add_items = imprint,download
imprint.title = Impressum/Imprint
imprint.url = /wiki/Impressum
#imprint.perm = WIKI_VIEW = metanav
download.title = Download
download.url =;package_id=85233
#download.perm = WIKI_VIEW = mainnav

Ordering of buttons

It might be worth to note that buttons which are added with this plugin can be ordered in the usual way, i.e. by specifying the actual order in section [trac], keywords mainnav and metanav in TracIni.


Let's assume that you add a button Download to your main navigation bar (same as in the configuration example above), and you want it to appear right after the Wiki button. The configuration then looks like:

mainnav = wiki,download,timeline,roadmap,browser,tickets,newticket

Bugs/Feature Requests

Existing bugs and feature requests for NavAddPlugin are here.

If you have any issues, create a new ticket.


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


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

Recent Changes

16397 by rjollos on 2017-03-25 09:37:00
Remove obsolete "0.9" code
15977 by rjollos on 2016-11-17 04:38:34
0.4: Highlight active navigation item

Patch by bellair, revised by walty8.

Fixes #592.

13554 by rjollos on 2014-01-08 16:46:30
0.3: An href starting with a / is relative to the base URL, and absolute URLs are treated as such. Fixes #11443.

Removed some unused code. Thanks to ryank-inovonics for the patch.



Author: otaku42