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This package contains a number of basic plugins to kick start your Django-CMS project. Some default to the Twitter Bootstrap look, but can be adjusted using the setting RT_FRONT_END_FRAMEWORK. Currently "BOOTSTRAP" and "JQUERY-MOBILE" are recognised. I use this in conjunction with cmsapp-rt, which gives me a global placeholder for the navbar and banner pictures, as well as some logic for body padding with a fixed-to-top navbar.

- button                     a Twitter Bootstrap or JQueryMobile button, with html special characters allowed
- text_minimal_markup        plain text with an h2 heading, with links and email addresses activated and html special codes allowed, e.g. ©
- resizeable_picture         a subclass of cms.plugin.picture which allows absolute or % width and height (sorry about the spelling mistake here!)
- navbar                     a Twitter Bootstrap navbar, with self-calculating links to the home page's children, and quick links for admins
- self_calc_pagination       shows pagination links where pages after 1 are all the children of page 1 (tailored to Twitter Bootstrap)
- hbar                       a simple html <hr> element
- spacer                     adds a .spacer div, which I style as clear:both, to switch off float:left and float:right
- facebook_button            lots of options allowed
- twitter_button             lots of options allowed
- mailchimp_form             an inline mailchimp form (tailored to Twitter Bootstrap)
- google_font                link to Google fonts (use them via the style modifier plugin)
- google_analytics           include tracking code for Google analytics
- button_appstore            a simple Download on the Appstore button using code from
- style_modifier             a plugin that lets the admin change the css directly
-                            (a number of Twitter Bootstrap and JQueryMobile classes are pre-configured)
-                            add `RT_MORE_STYLE_CLASSES` to to add more options to the drop-down list
- meta_icons                 include favicon and Apple touch icons in your header
- open_graph                 include open-graph tags in your header
- rt_carousel                displays a configurable Bootstrap carousel of a selected group of objects
-                            you will need to add a line like this to
-                              `ALLOWED_MODELS_IN_RT_CAROUSEL = [{'app_label':'myapp', 'model':'screenshotgroup'},]`
-                            additional explanation in the comments and at:
-                            (rt_carousel is under development and still subject to significant change)

Detailed documentation is in the "docs" directory (pending).


I built these using:

  • Django 1.4
  • Django-CMS 2.3.5

I am using them with

  • Django 1.5
  • Django-CMS 2.4.1

Quick start

  1. Add the desired plugins from cmsplugin-rt to your INSTALLED_APPS setting like this:

  2. If you are using JQueryMobile, add to

    RT_FRONT_END_FRAMEWORK = "JQUERY-MOBILE"  # "BOOTSTRAP" is the default; only these two are known

    You can also set this to "" to remove Style Modifier's default Bootstrap class options.

  3. To add custom classes to the Style Modifier, add to something like this:

    from django.utils.translation import ugettext_lazy as _
    RT_MORE_STYLE_CLASSES = ((".banner", _("banner")),
                   (".warning", _("warning text")),      # example classes only
  4. The button template is configured for Twitter Bootstrap, although the admin panel shows choices appropriate for JQueryMobile as well. If you want to use buttons with JQueryMobile, override the template by adding to your own project the file templates/button_plugin.html, containing:

    {% load allow_special %}
    <a data-role="button" {% ifequal instance.button_type "inline" %}data-inline="true"{% endifequal %}
          {% ifequal instance.button_size "btn-mini" %}data-mini="true"{% endifequal %} data-ajax="false" href="{{ link }}">
      {{ instance.button_text|allow_special }}
      {% if instance.arrows %} &raquo; {% endif %}
  5. Run python syncdb (or use python migrate if you are using South) to create the models.

  6. Add the plugins to your CMS pages in the admin panel.

  7. Some plugins use 'spacer', 'align-center', 'align-left', 'align-right' classes, which you should implement in your css, e.g.:

    .align-right {
      float: right;
    .align-left {
      float: left;
    .align-center {
      display: block;  /* text-align:center and display:block are critical to getting this to work */
    .spacer {
      clear: both;
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