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The Navigation Bar for Trac

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TracNav Plugin for Trac


The [[TracNav]] macro implements a fully customizable navigation bar for the Trac wiki engine. The contents of the navigation bar is a wiki page itself and can be edited like any other wiki page through the web interface. The navigation bar supports hierarchical ordering of topics. The design of TracNav mimics the design of the TracGuideToc that was originally supplied with Trac. The drawback of TracGuideToc is that it is not customizable without editing its source code and that it does not support hierarchical ordering.


To use TracNav, create an index page for your site and call the TracNav macro on each page, where the navigation bar should be displayed. The index page is a regular wiki page. The page with the table of contents must include an unordered list of links that should be displayed in the navigation bar.

To display the navigation bar on a page, you must call the TracNav macro on that page and pass the name of your table of contents as argument.

It is possible to have more than one index page for your toc: Simply list them all separated by a bar like this:


The TOCs are appended to each other to form one navigation bar.



Short version for the impatient: run python ./ bdist_egg and copy the resulting .egg file from the dist directory to the plugins directory of your Trac project. Using the WebAdmin plugin, you can even upload and deploy the .egg file to your project using a browser.

It is very likely that you have to override the location of the temporary directory to which .egg files are unpacked by setting the PYTHON_EGG_CACHE environment variable in your webserver's configuration, see


See This page contains a life demo of the plugin, too.

Authors and License

  • Copyright 2005-2006, Bernhard Haumacher (haui at
  • Copyright 2005-2021, Thomas Moschny (thomas.moschny at

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301, USA.

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