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flask-base

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flask-base

A Flask application template with the boilerplate code already done for you.

Documentation available at http://hack4impact.github.io/flask-base.

What's included?

  • Blueprints
  • User and permissions management
  • Flask-SQLAlchemy for databases
  • Flask-WTF for forms
  • Flask-Assets for asset management and SCSS compilation
  • Flask-Mail for sending emails
  • gzip compression
  • Redis Queue for handling asynchronous tasks
  • ZXCVBN password strength checker
  • CKEditor for editing pages

Demos

Home Page:

home

Registering User:

registering

Admin Editing Page:

edit page

Admin Editing Users:

edit user

Setting up

Clone the repo
$ git clone https://github.com/hack4impact/flask-base.git
$ cd flask-base
Initialize a virtualenv
$ pip install virtualenv
$ virtualenv -p /path/to/python3.x/installation env
$ source env/bin/activate

For mac users it will most likely be

$ pip install virtualenv
$ virtualenv -p python3 env
$ source env/bin/activate

Note: if you are using a python2.x version, point the -p value towards your python2.x path

(If you're on a mac) Make sure xcode tools are installed
$ xcode-select --install
Add Environment Variables

Create a file called config.env that contains environment variables in the following syntax: ENVIRONMENT_VARIABLE=value. You may also wrap values in double quotes like ENVIRONMENT_VARIABLE="value with spaces". For example, the mailing environment variables can be set as the following. We recommend using Sendgrid for a mailing SMTP server, but anything else will work as well.

MAIL_USERNAME=SendgridUsername
MAIL_PASSWORD=SendgridPassword
SECRET_KEY=SuperRandomStringToBeUsedForEncryption

Other Key value pairs:

  • ADMIN_EMAIL: set to the default email for your first admin account (default is flask-base-admin@example.com)
  • ADMIN_PASSWORD: set to the default password for your first admin account (default is password)
  • DATABASE_URL: set to a postgresql database url (default is data-dev.sqlite)
  • REDISTOGO_URL: set to Redis To Go URL or any redis server url (default is http://localhost:6379)
  • RAYGUN_APIKEY: api key for raygun (default is None)
  • FLASK_CONFIG: can be development, production, default, heroku, unix, or testing. Most of the time you will use development or production.

Note: do not include the config.env file in any commits. This should remain private.

Install the dependencies
$ pip install -r requirements.txt
Other dependencies for running locally

You need Redis, and Sass. Chances are, these commands will work:

Sass:

$ gem install sass

Redis:

Mac (using homebrew):

$ brew install redis

Linux:

$ sudo apt-get install redis-server

You will also need to install PostgresQL

Mac (using homebrew):

brew install postgresql

Linux (based on this issue):

sudo apt-get install libpq-dev
Create the database
$ python manage.py recreate_db
Other setup (e.g. creating roles in database)
$ python manage.py setup_dev

Note that this will create an admin user with email and password specified by the ADMIN_EMAIL and ADMIN_PASSWORD config variables. If not specified, they are both flask-base-admin@example.com and password respectively.

[Optional] Add fake data to the database
$ python manage.py add_fake_data

Running the app

$ source env/bin/activate
$ honcho start -f Local

For Windows users having issues with binding to a redis port locally, refer to this issue.

Formatting code

Before you submit changes to flask-base, you may want to autoformat your code with python manage.py format.

Contributing

Contributions are welcome! Check out our Waffle board which automatically syncs with this project's GitHub issues. Please refer to our Code of Conduct for more information.

Documentation Changes

To make changes to the documentation refer to the Mkdocs documentation for setup.

To create a new documentation page, add a file to the docs/ directory and edit mkdocs.yml to reference the file.

When the new files are merged into master and pushed to github. Run mkdocs gh-deploy to update the online documentation.

Related

https://medium.freecodecamp.com/how-we-got-a-2-year-old-repo-trending-on-github-in-just-48-hours-12151039d78b#.se9jwnfk5

License

MIT License