Changes between Version 1 and Version 2 of TracInterfaceCustomization


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    11= Customizing the Trac Interface =
    22[[TracGuideToc]]
     3[[PageOutline]]
    34
    45== Introduction ==
     
    1516
    1617=== Logo ===
    17 Change the `src` setting to `site/` followed by the name of your image file.  The `width` and `height` settings should be modified to match your image's dimensions (the Trac chrome handler uses "`site/`" for files within the project directory `htdocs` and "`common/`" for the common ones).
     18Change the `src` setting to `site/` followed by the name of your image file.  The `width` and `height` settings should be modified to match your image's dimensions (the Trac chrome handler uses "`site/`" for files within the project directory `htdocs`, and "`common/`" for the common `htdocs` directory belonging to a Trac installation). Note that 'site/' is not a placeholder for your project name, it is the actual prefix that should be used (literally). For example, if your project is named 'sandbox', and the image file is 'red_logo.gif' then the 'src' setting would be 'site/red_logo.gif', not 'sandbox/red_logo.gif'.
    1819
    1920{{{
     
    2627
    2728=== Icon ===
    28 Icons should be a 16x16 image in `.gif` or `.ico` format.  Change the `icon` setting to `site/` followed by the name of your icon file.  Icons will typically be displayed by your web browser next to the site's URL and in the `Bookmarks` menu.
     29Icons should be a 32x32 image in `.gif` or `.ico` format.  Change the `icon` setting to `site/` followed by the name of your icon file.  Icons will typically be displayed by your web browser next to the site's URL and in the `Bookmarks` menu.
    2930
    3031{{{
     
    3334}}}
    3435
    35 Note though that this icon is ignored by Internet Explorer, which only accepts a file named ``favicon.ico`` at the root of the host. To make the project icon work in both IE and other browsers, you can store the icon in the document root of the host, and reference it from ``trac.ini`` as follows:
     36Note though that this icon is ignored by Internet Explorer, which only accepts a file named `favicon.ico` at the root of the host. To make the project icon work in both IE and other browsers, you can store the icon in the document root of the host, and reference it from `trac.ini` as follows:
    3637
    3738{{{
     
    4041}}}
    4142
     43Should your browser have issues with your favicon showing up in the address bar, you may put a "?" (less the quotation marks) after your favicon file extension.
     44
     45{{{
     46[project]
     47icon = /favicon.ico?
     48}}}
     49
    4250== Custom Navigation Entries ==
    4351The new [mainnav] and [metanav] can now be used to customize the text and link used for the navigation items, or even to disable them (but not for adding new ones).
    4452
    45 In the following example, we rename the link to the Wiki start "Home", and hide the "Help/Guide". We also make the "View Tickets" entry link to a specific report .
     53In the following example, we rename the link to the Wiki start "Home", and hide the "!Help/Guide". We also make the "View Tickets" entry link to a specific report .
    4654{{{
    4755[mainnav]
     
    6068
    6169Say you want to add a link to a custom stylesheet, and then your own
    62 header and footer.  Create a file {{{/path/to/env/templates/site.html}}} or {{{/path/to/inherit/option/templates_dir/site.html}}}, with contents like this:
     70header and footer. Save the following content as `site.html` inside your projects `templates/` directory (each Trac project can have their own `site.html`), e.g. {{{/path/to/env/templates/site.html}}}:
    6371
    6472{{{
     
    9098</html>
    9199}}}
    92 Note that this references your environment's `htdocs/style.css`.
    93 
    94 Example snippet of adding introduction text to the new ticket form (hide when preview):
    95 
    96 {{{
    97 #!xml
     100
     101Those who are familiar with XSLT may notice that Genshi templates bear some similarities. However, there are some Trac specific features - for example `${href.chrome('site/style.css')}` attribute references a CSS file placed into environment's `htdocs/` directory. In a similar fashion `${chrome.htdocs_location}` is used to specify the common `htdocs/` directory belonging to a Trac installation. That latter location can however be overriden using the [[TracIni#trac-section|[trac] htdocs_location]] configuration setting.
     102
     103`site.html` is one file to contain all your modifications. It usually works using the `py:match` directive (element or attribute), and it allows you to modify the page as it renders - the matches hook onto specific sections depending on what it tries to find
     104and modify them.
     105See [http://groups.google.com/group/trac-users/browse_thread/thread/70487fb2c406c937/ this thread] for a detailed explanation of the above example `site.html`.
     106A `site.html` can contain any number of such `py:match` sections for whatever you need to modify. This is all Genshi, so the [http://genshi.edgewall.org/wiki/Documentation/xml-templates.html docs on the exact syntax] can be found there.
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     108
     109Example snippet of adding introduction text to the new ticket form (but not shown during preview):
     110
     111{{{#!xml
    98112<form py:match="div[@id='content' and @class='ticket']/form" py:attrs="select('@*')">
    99113  <py:if test="req.environ['PATH_INFO'] == '/newticket' and (not 'preview' in req.args)">
     
    104118}}}
    105119
    106 If the environment is upgraded from 0.10 and a `site_newticket.cs` file already exists, it can actually be loaded by using a workaroud - providing it contains no ClearSilver processing. In addition, as only one element can be imported, the content needs some sort of wrapper such as a `<div>` block or other similar parent container. The XInclude namespace must be specified to allow includes, but that can be moved to document root along with the others:
     120This example illustrates a technique of using `req.environ['PATH_INFO']` to limit scope of changes to one view only. For instance, to make changes in `site.html` only for timeline and avoid modifying other sections - use  `req.environ['PATH_INFO'] == '/timeline'` condition in `<py:if>` test.
     121
     122More examples snippets for `site.html` can be found at [trac:wiki:CookBook/SiteHtml CookBook/SiteHtml].
     123
     124Example snippets for `style.css` can be found at [trac:wiki:CookBook/SiteStyleCss CookBook/SiteStyleCss].
     125
     126If the environment is upgraded from 0.10 and a `site_newticket.cs` file already exists, it can actually be loaded by using a workaround - providing it contains no ClearSilver processing. In addition, as only one element can be imported, the content needs some sort of wrapper such as a `<div>` block or other similar parent container. The XInclude namespace must be specified to allow includes, but that can be moved to document root along with the others:
    107127{{{
    108128#!xml
     
    116136}}}
    117137
    118 Also note that the `site.html` (despite its name) can be put in a common templates directory - see the `[inherit] templates_dir` option. This could provide easier maintainence (and a migration path from 0.10 for larger installations) as one new global `site.html` file can be made to include any existing header, footer and newticket snippets.
     138Also note that the `site.html` (despite its name) can be put in a shared templates directory - see the [[TracIni#inherit-section|[inherit] templates_dir]] option. This could provide easier maintainence (and a migration path from 0.10 for larger installations) as one new global `site.html` file can be made to include any existing header, footer and newticket snippets.
    119139
    120140== Project List == #ProjectList
     
    152172Once you've created your custom template you will need to configure the webserver to tell Trac where the template is located (pls verify ... not yet changed to 0.11):
    153173
     174For [wiki:TracModWSGI mod_wsgi]:
     175{{{
     176os.environ['TRAC_ENV_INDEX_TEMPLATE'] = '/path/to/template.html'
     177}}}
     178
    154179For [wiki:TracFastCgi FastCGI]:
    155180{{{
     
    193218Trac resolves requests for a template by first looking inside the project, then in any inherited templates location, and finally inside the Trac egg.
    194219
     220Trac caches templates in memory by default to improve performance. To apply a template you need to restart the server.
     221
    195222----
    196223See also TracGuide, TracIni