Calendar view of Milestones and Tickets

The code of this macro has been merged with WikiCalendarMacro for joined upstream development. Development of the single-file macros is discontinued. Make sure to change over to the packaged plugin code hosted within the /wikicalendarmacro domain to receive the latest improvements and bug fixes.


Macro for the Trac Wiki to display Milestones and Tickets from the Ticketing system in a calendar view. See screenshot (WikiTicketCalendarMacro 1.2.0 & Trac 0.12) with different localizations (wikipage links and CSS style ticket tooltip) below:

screenshot of WikiTicketCalendarMacro 1.2.0 with tooltip in different languages and CSS tooltip ticket description

A heavily modified version is used here as event calendar, source unknown.


The invocation for the screenshot above is [[WikiTicketCalendar(*,*,true,Wochenberatung/%Y-%m-%d,true,Beratung)]].

Macro can be invoked in the following two basic ways:

  1. "Simple"
  2. "Advanced"
    • equivalent keyword-argument available for all but first two arguments
    • mixed use of keyword-arguments with simple arguments permitted, but strict order of simple arguments (see above) still applies while keyword-arguments in-between do not count for that positional mapping,
    • query evaluates a valid TracQuery expression based on any ticket field including multiple expressions grouped by 'and' and 'or'


year specifies the year to be shown, '*' current year * year=2011
month specifies the month to be shown, '*' current month * month=12
nav (1) show previous/next navigation or (0) not 1 nav=1
wiki strftime format for wiki pages to display as link (if exist, otherwise links to a create page) '*' for default. Supports any expression that strftime can handle "%Y-%m-%d" wiki="%Y-%m-%d"
cdate (1) show ticket created / open dates [1,0] 1 cdate=1
base wiki template tried to create new page "" base=""
query evaluates a valid TracQuery expression based on any ticket field including multiple expressions grouped by 'and' and 'or' query="id!=0"
short total ticket count per day, that'll have ticket list display condensed to just ticket no., 0 = never condense list. This feature looks like this [0,1,...] 0 short=0
width set calendar table 'min-width', and optionally 'width' for surrounding div triggered by prepending '+' to value 100% width=100%


     equivalent to [[WikiTicketCalendar(*,*,true,Talk-%Y-%m-%d,true,Talk)]]


  1. All maintained versions of this macro support keyword arguments and mixed use of both - simple and keyword arguments - as well.

This could make macro invocations more readable and maybe even shorter than before, as long as you largely stick to the defaults and just want to change one or two values. So i.e. the 3rd example from above could be rewritten now as:

  1. The query keyword supports any expression supported by TracQuery. This is the single new ticket selection logic that can use custom field values as well for expressions chained by AND (OR since 0.12 only). An always-true expression was chosen on purpose to select and show all tickets by default. Use your own query expression to create per-developer or per-component ticket calendars,

or you could choose to display tickets only with high/highest priority, tickets with some special content in a custom field, etc.

Bugs / Feature Requests

Existing bugs and feature requests for WikiTicketCalendarMacro are here.

If you have any issue that is not found there, create a new ticket.

Make sure to send feature requests for the macro bundle only, see WikiCalendarMacro.


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Source & Download

For the latest code see WikiCalendarMacro. Both macros have been merged.

Historic notes

These are the old instructions for enabling historic versions of the WikiTicketCalendarMacro for Trac <= 0.11:

WikiTicketCalendarMacro.* = enabled

For Trac >= 0.12 and trunk branch with i18n support, which have a different code structure as a result of packaging:

wikiticketcalendar.* = enabled

The following configuration instructions apply only to the old code as well:

[wikiticketcalendar] = due_close
ticket.due_field.format = %y-%m-%d
  • Note: these are the implicit default values to give backwards compatible behaviour.
  • Real configuration examples:
    • for a custom due date field named 'due-date' that holds US style date with 4-digit year:
      [wikiticketcalendar] = due-date
      ticket.due_field.format = %m/%d/%Y
    • for a custom due date field named 'due_date' that holds true POSIX microsecond timestamps, see: custom time fields proposal:
      [wikiticketcalendar] = due_date
      ticket.due_field.format = ts


Generic guidelines on installation and troubleshooting can be found at TracPlugins.

Steps to install and configure this plugin are:

  1. Install
    1. with easy_install:
      $ sudo easy_install
  2. Enable
    • Update TracIni file (..../trac.ini) with:
      wikicalendar.* = enabled
  3. Configure
    • The macro optionally makes use of an own configuration section, that could be placed into trac.ini as follows:
      ticket.due_field = due_close
      ticket.due_field.format = %y-%m-%d
  4. Restart web server:
    $ sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart

The procedure above enables both, this macro as well as the WikiCalendarMacro. Both macros are bundled in wikicalendar-2.0.0 and later. For historic versions the old instructions are preserved below.

Recent Changes

9668 by hasienda on 2010-12-13 00:55:10
WikiCalendarMacro: Pulling trunk in from WikiTicketCalendarMacro, refs #7564.

After separate development for some years lines of these plugins
are crossing again, as I do aim at bundling both to join the best
from both branches.

9637 by hasienda on 2010-12-08 00:40:35
WikiTicketCalendarMacro: Split plugin/macro code into several modules, refs #7564.
9615 by hasienda on 2010-12-06 23:08:54
WikiTicketCalendarMacro: Improve my quite historical i18n implementation.

An optional i18n implementation with backwards-compatibility to Trac 0.11
could be done, and much more elegant using a dedicated translation method
for Trac plugins from trac.util.dist, correcting [8264] once more.



Author: mcomb
Maintainer: none (deprecated)
Contributors: Boris Savelev, rjollos

Last modified 5 months ago Last modified on Aug 25, 2016, 10:50:26 PM

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