Edit a single wiki section

Notice: This plugin is unmaintained and available for adoption.


This plugin provides the ability to edit one section in a Trac wiki page, rather the whole wiki page (based on t:#6921, referenced in t:#1024). This is particularly useful for editing wiki pages which are very long.

An edit button appears at the end of a section heading when hovering over it.

Upon clicking the Edit link, only the associated section becomes editable. You can show preview and diffs on the section too.

Bugs/Feature Requests

Existing bugs and feature requests for SectionEditPlugin 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 SectionEditPlugin from here using Subversion, or browse the source with Trac.


This plugin can be installed with easy_install:


where <branch> is the branch appropriate for your version of Trac. For Trac 1.0, use the 0.12 branch.

Add the following to your trac.ini:

tracsectionedit.* = enabled

Alternatively, enable it though the /admin/general/plugin panel.

A restart of the web server or Trac is not required.


Configuration options are placed in the [section-edit] section of your trac.ini.

Parameter Default Description
preview_whole_page true Whether to preview the entire page or just the section being edited (true/false)
edit_subsections false Whether to edit all subsections or just the section.

Recent Changes

18164 by Cinc-th on 2021-04-08 10:02:08
SectionEditPlugin: fixed typo in css selector which may have broken the preview for Trac 1.2. Follow up to [18163].
18163 by Cinc-th on 2021-04-08 09:35:38
SectionEditPlugin: fixed problem with Trac 1.5, automatic preview was broken. Version was bumoed to 1.3.0 in last commit. Plugin now works with Trac 1.2/Trac 1.4/Trac 1.5/Trac 1.6 (probably).
18162 by Cinc-th on 2021-04-08 08:16:40
SectionEditPlugin: made it work with Trac 1.4. No longer use ITemplateStream and Genshi Transform and HTML


Author: cbalan
Maintainer: none (needsadoption)
Contributors: rjollos

Last modified 6 years ago Last modified on Feb 3, 2018, 9:07:23 PM

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