Send alerts, notifications, and messages based on events (i.e. signals) in your django application
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Installation

  1. Install lib with pip:

    pip install django-alert

    - OR -

    Put the "alert" directory somewhere in your python path

  2. Add "alert" to your installed apps (in the settings.py file)

  3. Also add "django.contrib.sites" in installed apps in case it's not there.

  4. Run ./manage.py migrate

Making Alerts

Create an "alerts.py" file and import it at the bottom of your models.py file. This is where you will define your alert class. Every alert is subclassed from "alert.utils.BaseAlert"

Here is an example alert that is sent to users when they first sign up:

from django.contrib.auth.models import User
from django.db.models.signals import post_save
from alert.utils import BaseAlert

class WelcomeAlert(BaseAlert):
	    title = 'Welcome new users'
	    description = 'When a new user signs up, send them a welcome email'

	    signal = post_save
	    sender = User
	    
	    default = False

		def before(self, created, **kwargs):
			return created

	    def get_applicable_users(self, instance, **kwargs):
    		return [instance]

Writing Alert Backends

Alert includes an Email Backend by default. But you can write a backend for any messaging medium!

Alert Backends just need to subclass BaseAlertBackend and implement a send() method that accepts an alert instance

You can copy and paste the following code to get started:

from alert.utils import BaseAlertBackend

class MyAlertBackend(BaseAlertBackend):
    def send()

Signals

When an alert is sent, a signal is fired (found in alert.signals). The "sender" keyword argument is the Alert you defined (WelcomeAlert in this case).

example:

from alert.signals import alert_sent

def do_something_after_welcome_alert_is_sent(sender, alert, **kwargs):
    pass

alert_sent.connect(do_something_after_welcome_alert_is_sent, 
                      sender=WelcomeAlert)