Use the MediaWiki signature ("~~~~") on the Wiki pages


During the saving of the Wiki page the MediaWiki signature is replaced by the username and/or the timestamp of the edit.

Three different variants are possible:

  • The ~~~ will be replaced by the username only
  • The ~~~~ will be replaced by the username and timestamp
  • The ~~~~~ will be replaced by the timestamp only

With all these variants also a separating -- prefix will automatically be included.

During the saving of the Wiki page, the ~-code will be replaced with the corresponding signature of the editing user and the timestamp.

The username and timestamp will be shown in the standard Trac formatting.

The timestamp will be a pretty formatted time difference (like: "5 minutes ago"), and it is linked to the corresponding date and time in the timeline.

The timestamps are stored in the content of the Wiki page, so successive editing of the Wiki page will not modify previous timestamps.

For the details of the TracMediaWikiSignature plugin, please see: ​

Bugs/Feature Requests

Existing bugs and feature requests for TracMediaWikiSignature are here.

If you have any issues, create a new ticket.


Download the zipped source from here.


You can check out TracMediaWikiSignature from here, or browse the source with GitHub.


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


Author: joro75
Maintainer: joro75

Last modified 3 years ago Last modified on Jan 5, 2020, 8:07:29 PM