Manage blocks of texts and images on your site. Content areas are defined in templates and managed from Django admin.
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Django Bento

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In templates:

{% load bento_tags %}

{% show_image_box 'featured-fruit' %}

{% show_text_box 'about-fruits' %}

In the admin:

Image Box Admin

Text Box Admin

Features

  • Dynamic content: Editable from the Django admin
  • Edit Link: Admin users see an edit link that bring them to the right admin edit page
  • Multilingual: Using django-linguo to enable multiple languages support for both texts and images
  • Export/Import: Backup and restore you content from the admin. For instance, you could export from a staging site and them import into a live site.

Installation

  • Install the package using something like pip and add bento to your INSTALLED_APPS setting.

  • Install django-linguo if you need multilingual support.

  • Add a URL entry in your projects urls.py.

      urlpatterns = patterns('',
          (r'^boxes/', include('bento.urls')),
      )
    
  • Update the database by running syncdb.

Template Tags

This is how you define text and an image boxes in templates:

{% load bento_tags %}

{% show_image_box 'featured-fruit' %}

{% show_text_box 'about-fruits' %}

At this point, there is no database entries for these content sections. If you load the page, you should see some placeholder content.

Custom templates

You can change the templates by overwriting the defaults files that are located here:

  • templates/bento/text-box.html
  • templates/bento/image-box.html

You can also define the path to your custom templates:

{% load bento_tags %}

{% show_image_box 'featured-fruit' template='boxes/custom-text-box.html' %}

{% show_image_box 'about-fruits' template='boxes/custom-image-box.html' %}