A reusable django application for managing press releases and press coverage.
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Django-Pressbox ================= This is a simple press item management application for your Django powered site. Many projects I develop need a "press" section for their site. So instead of reinventing the wheel each time I've selected the features most share and created this reusable Django app. I also provided basic example app to get you started. This app follows several "best practices" for reusable apps by allowing for template overrides and extra_context arguments and such. Features =================== I'll add more details later, but for now the features are basic: 1. add press item(s). 2. add press categories to structure the display of press items. 3. add images to a press item. (I suggest using django-sorl to thumbnail images, etc) 4. add a downloadedable file to a press item. 5. allow both press categories and press items to honor manual sorting if set. 6. allow users to set press items to active/inactive to control their display on the site. 7. a template tag to easily specify the specific press category (via slug) you'd like to display and then iterate through associated press items. Installation ============ 1. add 'pressbox' directory to your Python path. 2. add 'pressbox' to your INSTALLED_APPS tuple found in your settings file. 3. execute ./manage.py syncdb to created database tables 4. Log into your admin and enjoy! 5. To customize the templates add a "pressbox" directory to your project's templates dir. Example Site ============ I included an example site in the /example directory. You should be able to simply execute './manage.py syncdb' and then './manage.py runserver' and have the example site up and running. I assume your system has sqlite3 available - it is set as the default database with the DATABASE_NAME = 'pressbox.db' 1. From the repository root directory execute "cd example" to jump into the example dir. 2. Execute './manage.py syncdb' (This assumes that sqlite3 is available as it is set as the default database with th DATABASE_NAME = 'pressbox.db'.) 3. Executing ./manage.py syncdb will load initial data for you, making use of the initial_data.json file found in the root of the example project directory. 4. Execute './manage.py runserver' and you will have the example site up and running. The home page will have links to get to the available views. 5. The admin is available at "/admin". Feel free to play around with it!