DjangoCMS plugin that allows for embedding other pages in placeholders
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DjangoCMS Embedded Pages

This simple extension allows your admin users to embed other pages within placeholders

Requirements

  • django-cms
  • And all the requirements the above project(s) depend on.

Installation

  1. make sure you are using a python virtual environment

    virtualenv ~/Dev/virtualenv/projectname; . ~/Dev/virtualenv/projectname/bin/activate; cd ~/Dev/projects/projectname/;

  2. install it from pypi

    pip install cmsplugin-embedded-pages

  3. or, install it from github

    pip install git+https://github.com/airtonix/cmsplugin-embedded-pages

Configuration

  1. add cmsplugin_embeddedpages to INSTALLED_APPS

  2. perform a ./manage.py migrate (for south users), or ./manage.py syncdb

  3. There is no step three!

Override Template

Choosing a template in the administration interface means that you populate the following two relative paths (to any of your app template dirs) with templates you desire to be made available.

  • cmsplugin_embeddedpages/layouts

Any .html file that doesn't contain the word 'default' will be presented in the template selector combo dropdown in the admin interface.

For example, if your django project was at :

~/Dev/Django/MyProjectName/

And you had a django application named SomethingSomethingSomething at :

~/Dev/Django/MyProjectName/SomethingSomethingSomething/

Then templates for this plugin could be found at :

~/Dev/Django/MyProjectName/SomethingSomethingSomething/templates/cmsplugin_embeddedpages/

In fact, anywhere django looks for templates, you can place the following tree :

/cmsplugin_embeddedpages
    /layouts
        /groups
            /*.html
        /pages
            /*.html

Customising Templates

All DjangoCMS plugin templates provided the context :

plugin' :
    An instance of CMSPlugin, which itself provides reference to either
    of the settings models as outlined below.
plugin.instance
     An instance of the settings model unique to the plugin placed
     in a placeholder.
     group_template
          Chosen template for groups of pages
     page_template
          Chosen template for singular pages.
     include_root
          boolean that is used to indicate whether or not to render
          the root page content. This will always be False when the page
          containing the placeholder in which this plugin is place is
          the same as the root page.
     depth
          PositiveInteger that indicates how deep into the page hierachy
          tree the plugin will traverse in order to seek pages for
          embedding.
     placeholders.all
          ManyToMany field of page placeholders from which content will
          be used for the output.

base.html

base.html in the cmsplugin_configurableproduct directory is used to load the selected template chosen in the administration interface.

You should probably only touch this if you know what you are doing.

./layouts/groups/*.html

Templates used to render a group of pages and are provided the context :

EmbeddedPages
   A list of cms.Page(s) that match the settings of the plugin instance.

./layouts/pages/*.html

Templates used to render individual pages.

Since templates here are used by the group template via {% include %} they have all the same context variables as the group templates.

However in the default templates I provide, the page templates use the following:

EmbeddedPage
   A single instance of a cms.Page

Contributions

anyone is free to contribute, simply submit a merge request at github : http://github.com/airtonix/cmsplugin-embedded-pages

Todo

provide option to manipulate menu choices:

  • Refine the product filter.
  • Provide better default templates.
  • Allow selecting/use of snippets for menu templates?