Version 44 (modified by anonymous, 11 years ago) (diff)


Table of Contents Macro

Notice: This plugin is unmaintained and available for adoption.


The TocMacro generates a table of contents for the current page or a set of pages.

If no arguments are given, a table of contents is generated for the current page, with the top-level title stripped:


To generate a table of contents for a set of pages, simply pass them as comma separated arguments to the TOC macro. This is the macro call for the table of contents visible on the right side of this page:

[[TOC(TracGuide, TracInstall, TracUpgrade, TracIni, TracAdmin, TracBackup, TracLogging,
TracPermissions, TracWiki, WikiFormatting, TracBrowser, TracRoadmap, TracChangeset,
TracTickets, TracReports, TracQuery, TracTimeline, TracRss, TracNotification)]]

A wildcard '*' can be used to fetch a sorted list of all pages starting with the preceding pagename stub (Since [2801]):

[[TOC(Trac*, WikiFormatting, WikiMacros)]]

For 'titleindex' argument, an empty pagelist will evaluate to all pages (Since [2801]):

[[TOC(titleindex, notitle, heading=All pages)]]

'sectionindex' allows to generate a title index for all pages in a given section of the wiki. A section is defined by wiki page name, using '/' as a section level delimiter (like directories in a file system). Giving '/' or '*' as the page name produces the same result as 'titleindex' (title of all pages). If a page name ends with a '/', only children of this page will be processed. Else the page given in the argument is also included, if it exists. For 'sectionindex' argument, an empty pagelist will evaluate to all page below the same parent as the current page:

[[TOC(sectionindex, notitle, heading=This section pages)]]

The following control arguments change the default behaviour of the TOC macro (Since [22]):

Argument Meaning
heading=<x> Override the default heading of "Table of Contents" or "Page Index" for titleindex.
noheading Suppress display of the heading.
depth=<n> Display headings of subsequent pages to a maximum depth of <n>.
inline Display TOC inline rather than as a side-bar.
sectionindex Only display the page name and title of each page for all pages in a given section. (Since [3417]).
titleindex Only display the page name and title of each page, similar to TitleIndex. (Since [37]).
notitle Supress display of page title (Since [2801]).

Bugs/Feature Requests

Existing bugs and feature requests are here. If you have any issues, create a new ticket.


Both 0.10 and 0.11/0.12 entries at Python Package Index (pypi) are not up-to-date with latest versions and dependencies. To install the most recent versions, use direct installation from source:

easy_install   # 0.10
easy_install   # 0.11 and 0.12

...or download / check out the source from repository (see below) and install it in usual manner.

Do not forget to enable the macro in trac.ini:

tractoc.* = enabled


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

TocMacro requires that AnchorPatch be applied to 0.8? Trac. Trac 0.9? already includes this patch.


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


[[TOC(inline, heading=Trac Table of Contents, TracGuide, TracInstall, depth=2,
 TracLogging, depth=99, TracPermissions)]]

On the right you can see the TOC macro version of the default TracGuideToc macro.


Trac 0.12 (maybe earlier?) has the PageOutline macro built-in which can produce output identical to the simpler use cases for the TOC macro. For example, this is equivalent to the no-argument form of TOC:

[[PageOutline(2-5, Table of Contents, floated)]]

Change Log

18149 by Cinc-th on 2021-04-04 17:40:01
TocMacro: Python3 fixes: replaced unicode() with to_unicode(). Removed obsolete sorted() compatibility import which is gone in Trac 1.5.

Testing indicates this macro works at least with 1.2/1.4/1.6.

16590 by rjollos on 2017-05-16 02:51:58
TocMacro Add option to disable numbering for inline TOC

Fixes #6907.

16416 by rjollos on 2017-03-27 23:36:23 Add from parameter for reading page list from another page

Based on patch by Adriaan de Groot.

Refs #12197.



Authors: athomas, jouvin, coderanger, cboos, osimons
Maintainer: osimons