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Trac Wiki Notification Plugin

Trac Wiki Notification is a plugin that allows users(even anonymous, as long as email is set) to select the wiki pages that they wish to be notified(by email) when a change occurs on it.

You can find more info on the Trac WikiNotification site where bugs and new feature requests should go to.

The site is having many problems. It was down and slow and then I cannot post anything, neither from work, nor from home, even after I register and login. Everytime I got the same message with same IP address which was not possible to be same when I did it from work and home.

Submission rejected as potential spam (IP blacklisted by,

There is a bug I want to report: When trac is behind the firewall using reverse proxy, the redirect failed as it uses abs_href instead simple href in the file. I removed abs_ and it worked file.

Enabling the Plugin

It's as simple as:

wikinotification.* = enabled

And optionally:

ctxtnavadd.* = enabled

Available Config Options

These are the options available to include on your trac.ini.

Config Setting Default Value Explanation
redirect_time 5 (in seconds) The default seconds a redirect should take when watching/un-watching a wiki page. This value is also definable per user, ie, user is able to configure this, of course for himself.
smtp_always_bcc empty Email address(es) to always send notifications to, addresses do not appear publicly (Bcc:).
smtp_always_cc empty Email address(es) to always send notifications to, addresses can be see by all recipients (Cc:).
smtp_from Sender address to use in notification emails.
use_public_cc False Recipients can see email addresses of other CC'ed recipients. If this option is disabled(the default), recipients are put on BCC.

Download and Installation

Trac WikiNotification can be installed with Easy Install by typing:

> easy_install TracWikiNotification

Some notes for the noobs amongst us:

  1. easy_install is run from the command line (on Linux) not from within Python.
  1. After installing any plugin for Trac you'll need to restart Apache to see it (not all changes to trac.ini require a restart but adding a plugin does).
  1. Make sure to add the new plugin to trac.ini:
    ctxtnavadd.* = enabled
    wikinotification.* = enabled
  1. Also should be noted that the trac.ini configuration for the wiki notification should look something like:
smtp_always_cc = someone@somedomain
smtp_from =

Another note: a user will never get a notice of his/her own wiki modification (which is a little tricky when testing the plugin :))