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Fixed #10559 -- Clarified documentation on customization of comments …

…pages. Thanks to Thejaswi Puthraya for the patch.

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1 parent e6d2b14 commit 565c190611aecf16e36b8d6a77d4c2b75fbdb6de @freakboy3742 freakboy3742 committed Apr 16, 2009
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  1. +14 −11 docs/ref/contrib/comments/custom.txt
@@ -25,7 +25,7 @@ settings file would contain::
COMMENTS_APP = 'my_comment_app'
The app named in :setting:`COMMENTS_APP` provides its custom behavior by
@@ -45,13 +45,13 @@ To make this kind of customization, we'll need to do three things:
#. Create a custom comment :class:`~django.db.models.Model` that adds on the
"title" field.
#. Create a custom comment :class:`~django.forms.Form` that also adds this
"title" field.
#. Inform Django of these objects by defining a few functions in a
custom :setting:`COMMENTS_APP`.
So, carrying on the example above, we're dealing with a typical app structure in
the ``my_custom_app`` directory::
@@ -63,12 +63,15 @@ the ``my_custom_app`` directory::
In the ```` we'll define a ``CommentWithTitle`` model::
from django.db import models
- from django.contrib.comments.models import BaseCommentAbstractModel
+ from django.contrib.comments.models import Comment
- class CommentWithTitle(BaseCommentAbstractModel):
+ class CommentWithTitle(Comment):
title = models.CharField(max_length=300)
-All custom comment models must subclass :class:`BaseCommentAbstractModel`.
+Most custom comment models will subclass the :class:`Comment` model. However,
+if you want to substantially remove or change the fields available in the
+:class:`Comment` model, but don't want to rewrite the templates, you could
+try subclassing from :class:`BaseCommentAbstractModel`.
Next, we'll define a custom comment form in ````. This is a little more
tricky: we have to both create a form and override
@@ -82,11 +85,11 @@ field::
class CommentFormWithTitle(CommentForm):
title = forms.CharField(max_length=300)
def get_comment_model(self):
# Use our custom comment model instead of the built-in one.
return CommentWithTitle
def get_comment_create_data(self):
# Use the data of the superclass, and add in the title field
data = super(CommentFormWithTitle, self).get_comment_create_data()
@@ -186,4 +189,4 @@ however.
Return the URL for the "approve this comment from moderation" view.
The default implementation returns a reverse-resolved URL pointing
- to the :func:`django.contrib.comments.views.moderation.approve` view.
+ to the :func:`django.contrib.comments.views.moderation.approve` view.

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