An extensible, hierarchical, and pluggable navigation system for Django sites.
django-treenav was designed from the start to live independent of a CMS implementation. As a separate application, treenav can easily be integrated into existing, custom setups and does not enforce or require users to use a particular content management system.
Sharing the same principals, django-pagelets integrates seamlessly with treenav and can be used together to create a flexible CMS product.
For complete documentation checkout, http://django-treenav.readthedocs.org
- Generic functionality with multiple URL specifications: get_absolute_url(), reverse(), or raw URLs
- Packaged with templates to render the tree hierarchy with nested <ul>'s, but can easily be overridden with custom templates
- Useful CSS classes for flexible UI customization
- Automatically sets "active" on item and item's parents if PATH_INFO is equal to item.href
- Efficient: minimizes database access with django-mptt functionality
- Caches the tree so that repeated page views to not hit the database.
- Simple links in the MenuItem list view for refreshing the cache and href from the database.
Version 4.2 and lower contains a bug that causes children menu items to become out of order when saved as a formset in Django's admin interface.
This issue has been resolved in the latest development version of django-mptt, which can be installed with:
pip install -e git+https://github.com/django-mptt/django-mptt.git#egg=django-mptt
Install the app with pip:
pip install django-treenav
Add to your INSTALLED_APPS and run syncdb:
INSTALLED_APPS = ( ..., 'mptt', 'treenav', )
Include these context processors:
TEMPLATE_CONTEXT_PROCESSORS = ( "django.core.context_processors.request", "treenav.context_processors.treenav_active", )
Add these urls:
urlpatterns = patterns('', (r'^treenav/', include('treenav.urls.admin')), (r'^treenav-missing/', include('treenav.urls.undefined_url')), )
Development sponsored by Caktus Consulting Group, LLC.