Version 46 (modified by rjollos, 3 years ago) (diff)

Updated documentation (copied from source code). Refs #11513.

Table of Contents Macro


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, e.g. as in

[[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:

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

The following control arguments change the default behaviour of the TOC macro:

Argument Description
heading=<x> Override the default heading of "Table of Contents"
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 in the wiki section.
titleindex Only display the page name and title of each page, similar to TitleIndex.
notitle Supress display of page title.
reverse Display TOC sorted in reversed order. (Since

For titleindex argument, an empty pagelist will evaluate to all pages:

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

The sectionindex argument allows a title index to be generated 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. Otherwise, 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)]]

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, 0.12, 1.0

...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

15937 by rjollos on 2016-10-27 22:44:36 Skip permission check on resource containing the TOC

Permission must have already been granted on this resource
if the macro is being executed. An effect of this change is that
TOC can be used in resources other than wiki pages, such as
blog posts, as long as the TOC is only created for the post
containing the TOC macro.

Fixes #12914.

15935 by rjollos on 2016-10-26 21:25:12 Cleanup whitespace
14544 by rjollos on 2015-04-20 16:03:19 tag_svn_revision is not supported in setuptools ≥ 10.


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