Simpler CMS Plugins #1373

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ojii opened this Issue Aug 6, 2012 · 2 comments

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ojii commented Aug 6, 2012

For a project I just wrote this base plugin and arguably, it's behavior (not this code) should be the default:

# -*- coding: utf-8 -*-
from cms.plugin_base import CMSPluginBase, CMSPluginBaseMetaclass
import re

class BasePluginMeta(CMSPluginBaseMetaclass):
    def __new__(cls, name, bases, attrs):
        super_new = super(BasePluginMeta, cls).__new__
        parents = [base for base in bases if isinstance(base, BasePluginMeta)]
        klass = super_new(cls, name, bases, attrs)
        if not parents:
            return klass
        klass.name = re.sub("([a-z])([A-Z])","\g<1> \g<2>", name)
        return klass


class BasePlugin(CMSPluginBase):
    __metaclass__ = BasePluginMeta

    admin_preview = False

    def render(self, context, instance, placeholder):
        context['instance'] = instance
        return context

What this does is automatically setting the plugin name to the class name (inserting spaces, so HelloWorld becomes Hello World. It defines a default render method which just sets the 'instance' variable in the context. And it disables admin preview because admin preview is hardly ever useful.

Note that the code above is a little specific and always applies the name patch, this would obviously be conditional.

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digi604 commented Aug 7, 2012

Where is the plugin name used? Will it need to be translatable?

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ojii commented Aug 7, 2012

No in this case not, and this would only be the default case of course. I don't want to remove the name attribute.

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