Tweak the Trac user interface


This plugin implements a Javascript deployment platform, which enables Trac administrators to easily tweak Trac pages by using Javascript.

Key features:

  • Apply different javascripts to different pages by matching regular expression.
  • Supports Trac web admin.

Admin Trac Tweak UI with addon javascript plugins

  1. Enter Trac's Web Admin, select TracTweakUI Admin.
  2. Add url path(regular expression): /newticket.
  3. Select /newticket, then select filter editcc.
  4. Click Load Default, and edit filter javascript, then Save.
  5. Now click New Ticket to test the editcc Javascript plugin.

The administration page:

The edit-cc feature:

Admin Trac Tweak UI with any other Javascript plugins

  1. Take autocomplete for instance.
  2. Prepare autocomplete directory in the Trac environment:
    $ mkdir /path/to/trac/environment/htdocs/tractweakui/autocomplete
    $ cp main.css /path/to/trac/environment/htdocs/tractweakui/autocomplete/
    $ cp jquery.autocomplete.css /path/to/trac/environment/htdocs/tractweakui/autocomplete/
    $ cp jquery.autocomplete.js /path/to/trac/environment/htdocs/tractweakui/autocomplete/
    $ cp jquery.bgiframe.min.js /path/to/trac/environment/htdocs/tractweakui/autocomplete/
    $ cp indicator.gif /path/to/trac/environment/htdocs/tractweakui/autocomplete/
    $ touch /path/to/trac/environment/htdocs/tractweakui/autocomplete/__template__.js
  3. Edit __template__.js (optional):
    jQuery(function($) {
        var months = ['January', 'February', 'March', 'April', 'May', 'June', 'July', 'August', 'September', 'October', 'November', 'December'];
  4. Now you can admin and test autocomplete Javascript plugins as described above.

Alternative: the AddStaticResourcesPlugin accomplishes many of the same goals of this plugin. Very simple deployment and trac.ini configuration, ie no webadmin screens. Doesn't require an environment upgrade.

See: ZoomQuiet ~ Collection KSPEG Trac hacking

Bugs/Feature Requests

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


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

Enable the plugin with the following rule:

tractweakui.* = enabled

Recent Changes

17171 by rjollos on 2018-05-09 20:43:38
TracTweakUI 1.2dev: Remove need to copy templates to env htdocs dir

Refs #13428.

17170 by rjollos on 2018-05-09 19:45:46
TracTweakUI 1.2dev: Make compatible with Trac 1.2

Refs #13428.

17169 by rjollos on 2018-05-09 19:04:17
TracTweakUI 1.2dev: Branch for Trac 1.2 support


Author: richard
Maintainer: Richard Liao

Last modified 6 years ago Last modified on May 9, 2018, 8:37:12 PM

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