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Google Adsense Search Plugin for Trac

Project Description

TracGoogleSearch is a trac plugin which 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.


Installing the plugin is as easy as:

sudo easy_install TracGoogleSearch

And then enabling it:

[components]* = enabled

And that’s it!


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 emphasize 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"

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.

Bugs and/or New Features

Please submit bugs of new features to:

Source Code

If you wish to be on the bleeding edge and get the latest available code:

hg clone TracGoogleSearch

Note: For up-to-date documentation please visit TracGoogleSearch’s site.

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