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Trac Google Search


This plugin enables your Trac environment to use Google's Adsense for Search on the mini search box displayed on top.

Note: Regular Trac search won't be disabled, the users must click the Search button to access it, and will only show up and work if user has SEARCH_VIEW permissions, unlike this plugin, which does not require any special permissions since it's querying Google not Trac.

Bugs/Feature Requests

Existing bugs and feature requests for TracGoogleSearchPlugin are here.

If you have any issues, create a new ticket.


This plugin is available on PyPi.


Check out TracGoogleSearchPlugin from PyPi.


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


In order to use this plugin you must first create a custom search engine on your Adsense_ account, configure it like you want it and choose to display the results on a page on your own website.

If you wish Google_ to show results relative to the domain of your trac_ environment, on your Adsense_ account, edit your search engine settings, choose *"view more advanced features"*, select *"Search the entire web but emphasise included sites"* and then under *"Sites"* add your trac_ environment domain.

From the resulting code that Google_ provides we'll need the values from the hidden fields named, cx and cof, ie, your client id and search id strings.

Consider the following example code:

  <form action="http://domain.tld/gsearch" id="cse-search-box">
      <input type="hidden" name="cx" value="partner-pub-0000000000000000:0aaaa0aaa00a" />
      <input type="hidden" name="cof" value="FORID:1" />
      <input type="hidden" name="ie" value="UTF-8" />
      <input type="text" name="q" size="31" />
      <input type="submit" name="sa" value="Search" />
  <script type="text/javascript" src=""></script>

The values you'll need to remember would be partner-pub-0000000000000000:0aaaa0aaa00a and FORID:1, the rest of the code will be provided by the plugin.

The plugin can then be configured on trac_'s administration panel, under the section Google and then Search.

Recent Changes

See PyPi.


Author: Pedro Algarvio