WORK IN PROGRESS - USE THIS PROJECT ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN RISK
Zola is a work in progress. It is a content management system written in Django. Currently it powers the TB Online (www.tbonline.info) website.
Zola requires Django 1.3. It is developed using Python 2.7. By default it Zola uses the Xapian search engine, but if you don't want to install Xapian, a simple edit to the settings file switches off this dependency.
Installation is manual at present, not properly tested and non-trivial.
- Download the zip file from Github, or fork it.
- All 3rd-party Django dependencies, for example Haystack, Grappelli and Filebrowser, are included with it and are kept in the directory called external. So you should not have to download anything else to get the system running. Copy the contents of external to a folder on your Python path. Note if any of the third-party libraries are already in a folder in the path, make sure to either use a utility like virtualenv or fiddle with your paths to ensure the the ones supplied with the project are found first. Otherwise you might find you've got different versions running and get strange errors. Alternatively you can experiment with different versions of the 3rd-party dependencies.
Once installed, check that it's working (or at least not totally broken) by running:
$ python manage.py test post
How it works
There's a lot of documentation that has to be written here.
In the meanwhile, take a look at the post app, which is the backbone of the system. Start with models.py in post.