A Django powered Popurls application
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#Hello and welcome

Niftyurls is a popurls-style script built entirely with Django.

#View some examples

#Excerpt from the popurls site:

"... is the dashboard for the latest web-buzz, a single page that encapsulates up-to-the-minute headlines from the most popular sites on the internet."

#Unique features

  • Powered by Django
  • No tooltips by default, there are better ways of reading the text
  • Read the news in a Facebook-style lightbox ("pop" layout)
  • Read the news in a clean page ("page" layout)
  • Easy editable feed settings, titles, urls, positions in the page
  • Javascript assisted by jQuery
  • Grid templates provided by Yui3 Grids
  • Fast text replacement with Cufon

#Wish list

  • remember visitor's last viewed links, mark new/old links
  • show new links only
  • videos support
  • admin interface for feed configuration, more config options
  • multiple domain support
  • site search with database support
  • usability improvements
  • user accounts, openid support
  • code comments, svn support

#Installation (linux, localhost)

  1. Make sure you have the following Python packages available: Django - http://pypi.python.org/pypi/Django/ Pil - http://pypi.python.org/pypi/PIL/ Feedparser - http://pypi.python.org/pypi/feedparser/ You may install these with the "pip" tool (http://pypi.python.org/pypi/pip/) $ pip install "django>=1.3" $ pip install pil $ pip install feedparser

  2. Add "niftyurls" to the INSTALLED_APPS tuple. The Niftyurls application depends on the following Django packages: 'django.contrib.staticfiles' 'django.contrib.admin' To make sure every app is enabled, add the following line to your project's "settings.py" file: INSTALLED_APPS += ('django.contrib.staticfiles', 'django.contrib.admin', 'niftyurls', )

  3. Synchronize the database $ python manage.py syncdb

  4. To add the "niftyurls" in your templates, use the following: {% load niftyurls_tags %} {% niftyurls_media "js,css" %} {% niftyurls_content %}

  5. Please check the available Niftyurls settings in niftyurls/settings.py You may add custom values to NIFTYURLS_SETTINGS (please see niftyurls/settings.py) and retrive them inside your templates with: {% niftyurls_settings title %} {% niftyurls_settings h1 %}

  6. Add some feeds in the admin interface Here are some feed urls examples: - http://feeds.delicious.com/v2/rss/popular/python?count=15 - http://www.reddit.com/.rss

  7. Run the following command so that fresh entries are added to the database. $ python manage.py niftyurls_feeds

  8. Niftyurls templatetags depend on the existing of the "request" inside the templates, in case of errors verify that you have passed the "RequestContext" to the templates. http://docs.djangoproject.com/en/dev/ref/templates/api/#subclassing-context-requestcontext Make sure the TEMPLATE_CONTEXT_PROCESSORS contains the following: ('django.core.context_processors.request', 'django.contrib.auth.context_processors.auth',)