Color foreground and background of text


This is a macro that allows you to change the background color of a piece of text. This is useful for highlighting text that you want to draw attention to, or applying a RAG (red, amber, green) status to progress reports.


[[Color(background-color, color, text)]] 


[[Color(color, text)]]

Where color is a color keyword or hex color number recognised by your browser and text is your text. Commas are allowed, but '(' and ')' cause a problem.


  [[Color(red, This has a red background)]]
  [[Color(lightblue, green, This has a lightblue background and green text)]]
  [[Color(none, #0000bb, I'm using a hex color)]]

which would then render as:

This has a red background

This has a lightblue background and green text

I'm using a hex color

Note: The effect of this macro could also be achieved out-of-the-box in Trac (>= 0.11.8) by span macro, see WikiHtml for details. Example usage of span macro:

[[span(''WORLD'', style=color: green)]]

Bugs/Feature Requests

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

Recent Changes

15901 by rjollos on 2016-09-20 23:10:25
1.0: Add plugin metadata
14625 by diroussel on 2015-06-03 22:57:35
Added MIT license
11892 by rjollos on 2012-08-04 06:37:42

Fixes #1605, #5651,

  • Use Genshi to construct span element.
  • Removed padding around span element.
  • Format wiki to html, allowing wiki markup to be used as the text argument to the Color macro.


Author: diroussel
Maintainer: David Roussel

Last modified 8 days ago Last modified on Sep 21, 2016, 9:25:50 AM