any_urlfield module provides an improved URL selector
that supports both URLs to internal models and external URLs.
This addresses is a common challenge in CMS interfaces;
where providing a
URLField makes it hard to enter internal URLs,
while providing a
ModelChoiceField makes it too inflexible.
This package provides the both of both worlds.
For more details, see the documentation at Read The Docs.
First install the module, preferably in a virtual environment:
pip install django-any-urlfield
Add the module to the installed apps:
INSTALLED_APPS += ( 'any_urlfield', )
Add the field to a Django model:
from django.db import models from any_urlfield.models import AnyUrlField class MyModel(models.Model): title = models.CharField("Title", max_length=200) url = AnyUrlField("URL")
By default, the
AnyUrlField only supports linking to external pages.
Register any model that the
AnyUrlField should support linking to:
from any_urlfield.models import AnyUrlField AnyUrlField.register_model(Article)
AnyUrlField offers users a dropdown field to directly select an article.
The default field is a
This can be customized using the
from any_urlfield.models import AnyUrlField from any_urlfield.forms import SimpleRawIdWidget AnyUrlField.register_model(Article, widget=SimpleRawIdWidget(Article))
That will display the
Article model as raw input field with a browse button.
This module is designed to be generic. In case there is anything you didn't like about it, or think it's not flexible enough, please let us know. We'd love to improve it!
If you have any other valuable contribution, suggestion or idea, please let us know as well because we will look into it. Pull requests are welcome too. :-)