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Django multiblogs

Multiblogs allows for multiple "sets" of blogs. Motivated by requests for both teacher and student blogs, and the need to have them segregated on the website, multiblogs allows for multiple students to have their own blogs and to group them under one url.

URL examples of this scenario, when app is wired up to the base url of the site:

http://yourschool.com/student-voices/the-more-you-know/2011/our-new-principal/
http://yourschool.com/grade-7/fairys-and-goblins/2011/how-to-slay-werewolves/
http://yourschool.com/artsy-fartsy/photos-n-more/

Maybe you don't need blog sets? Just multiple different blogs. That's cool. Just go ahead and set your particluar blog to be part of no set and it will hookup to the default url:

http://yourschool.com/awesome-blog/2011/one-great-post/

Of course, you can't mix and match that kind of thing, as you need to set the variable MULTIBLOGS_WITHOUT_SETS = TRUE so that we can properly re-route urls and what-not.

Install

You need django-extensions and django-markup-mixin, both of which can come from easy_install/pip, then:

pip install django-multiblogs

Else you could follow whatever procedure you use to install python packakges (easy_install, etc)

Configuration

Currently there is little to configure. The important part is to wire it up in your django project:

INSTALLED_APPS = (
    ...
    'django_extensions',
    'markup_mixin',
    'multiblogs',
    ...
)

Also, set:

MULTIBLOGS_WITHOUT_SETS= TRUE

If you do not want the infinite power of blog sets to go along with your multiple blogs.

In your urls:

urlpatterns += patterns('',
    ...
    (r'^blogs/', include('multiblogs.urls')),
    ...
)

Templates (& URLs)

All templates go in a 'multiblogs' directory in your TEMPLATE_DIR:

blog_set_list.html (/)

blog_set_detail.html (/<blog-set-slug>/)

blog_detail.html (/<blog-set-slug>/<blog-slug>/)

post_year_archive.html (/<blog-set-slug>/<blog-slug>/<YYYY?year>/)

post_detail.html (/<blog-set-slug>/<blog-slug>/<YYYY?year>/<slug>/)

OPTIONAL SETTINGS

MULTIBLOGS_MARKUP_DEFAULT sets up the default markup option for blogs and posts. Options are: 'h' for HTML/Plain Text, 'm' for Markdown 'r' for ReStructured Text and 't' for Textile (m, r and t require the corresponding python module).

If this option is not set, it defaults to another option: MARKUP_DEFAULT, which is actually an option for django-markup-mixin which is one of the requirements of this app. For now, using MARKUP_DEFAULT is recommended, since I still couldn't get MULTIBLOGS_MARKUP_DEFAULT to affect the blogs' defaults

MULTIBLOGS_AUTO_TAG defines the default option for the auto-tag setting on posts. Defaults to True

MULTIBLOG_HIDE_SLUGS defines whether the blog slugs should be visible and editable from the admin. Defaults to True

MULTIBLOG_OVERRIDE_SLUGS defines whether the blog slugs should be overwritten on every save (in case the title changed). Defaults to False

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