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django-frontendadmin is a set of templatetags to allow an easy and unobstrusive way to edit model-data in the frontend of your page. See wiki for screencast!

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django-frontendadmin

django-frontendadmin is a set of templatetags to allow an easy and unobstrusive way to edit model-data in the frontend of your page.

Example project

This package provides an easy example project, a weblog with comments. Here is a quick step-by-step guide how to get this running quickly:

  1. Open your terminal and cd to the django-frontendadmin/example_project/ directory.
  2. $ ./manage.py syncdb and create a superuser.
  3. $ ./manage.py runserver and point your browser to http://127.0.0.1:8000/admin/.
  4. Authenticate yourself with the username/password you provided in step 2.
  5. Go to the frontpage http://127.0.0.1:8000/ and start playing.
  6. Put some beer in your fridge and call me. :-)

Quick installation instruction

  1. Put frontendadmin in your INSTALLED_APPS in the settings.py of your django project.

  2. Add django.core.context_processors.request to your TEMPLATE_CONTEXT_PROCESSORS in the settings.py of your django project. If this is not available (default since some days) put this snippet into your settings:

    TEMPLATE_CONTEXT_PROCESSORS = (
        'django.core.context_processors.request',
        'django.core.context_processors.auth',
        'django.core.context_processors.debug',
        'django.core.context_processors.i18n',
        'django.core.context_processors.media',
    )
    
  3. Include frontendadmin urls in your urlsconf:

    (r'^frontendadmin/', include('frontendadmin.urls')),
    
  4. Load the frontendadmin_tags library in every template you want to use the frontendamin links. (see below):

    {% load frontendadmin_tags %}
    
  5. There are three templatetags to either create, change or delete objects:

    {% frontendadmin_add queryset_of_objects label_for_link %}
    {% frontendadmin_change object_to_change label_for_link %}
    {% frontendadmin_delete object_to_delete label_for_link %}
    

    Assumed that you have a weblog application and using generic-views, your template might look so:

    {% for entry in object_list %}
    <div>
      <h2>{{ entry.title }}</h2>
      {{ entry.body }}
    <div>
    {% endfor %}
    

    A proper implementation of frontendadmin would be:

    {% frontendadmin_add object_list %}
    {% for entry in object_list %}
    <div>
      <h2>{{ entry.title }}</h2>
      {{ entry.body }}
      {% frontendadmin_change entry %}
      {% frontendadmin_delete entry %}
    <div>
    {% endfor %}
    

    Custom labels can be used as the last argument to any tag:

    {% frontendadmin_add object_list 'Post an entry' %}
    {% for entry in object_list %}
    <div>
      <h2>{{ entry.title }}</h2>
      {{ entry.body }}
      {% frontendadmin_change entry 'Edit this entry' %}
      {% frontendadmin_delete entry 'Remove it permanently' %}
    <div>
    {% endfor %}
    
  6. Thats all. Frontendadmin will automatically check whether the current user has add/change/delete permissions for the given model.

    Frontendadmin has build-in ajax support using the jquery library. See the template-sources for details.

Custom Configuration

  1. Admin forms will be used if registered with the model you are trying to use. If you have a model admin called EntryAdmin registered with django.contrib.admin.site then frontendadmin will use any form associated with, specified in EntryAdmin.Meta.form.

  2. You can also set which forms will be used for a specific model. The forms may be in your codebase, or anywhere on your python path. This is handy for custom widgets like split datetime fields and WYSIWYG editors. Set the following settings directives to see custom forms in action:

    FRONTEND_FORMS = {
        'blog.entry': 'blog.forms.EntryForm',
    }
    

    In this example, the entry model in the blog app will be rendered with the EntryForm within the blog.forms module. The key for the dictionary is app_label . model_name and must be all lower case. The value of the dictionary is module_name . form_class and must match the capitalization of the actual module.

  3. You may define which fields to include or exclude on a per model basis from inside your settings. Here is a snippet that blocks a user from being able to change the user field on their profile and limits them to only information that they should be able to edit:

    FRONTEND_EXCLUDES = {
        'profiles.userprofile': ('user',)
    }
    FRONTEND_INCLUDES = {
        'profiles.userprofile': ('address1','address2','avatar')
    }
    

    This will include the address1, address2, and avatar fields and exclude the user field from the form. Notice the key for both dictionaries is app_label . model_name and must be all lower case.

  4. Custom form templates will be used by default if they exist. For a model named entry in the app blog the frontendadmin will try to use frontendadmin/blog_entry_form.html for the full form and frontendadmin/blog_entry_form_ajax.html for the ajax form. If they do not exist, the defaults will be used.

License

The application is licensed under the New BSD License. See the LICENSE File for details.

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