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Improve markdown support #402

rixx opened this issue Mar 31, 2018 · 2 comments

Improve markdown support #402

rixx opened this issue Mar 31, 2018 · 2 comments


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@rixx rixx commented Mar 31, 2018

This is an issue that is well-suited for external contributors – let me know if I can be of any help, either via this issue or via

What this is about

pretalx allows many fields to be filled in with markdown support. It would be great to offer an editor with a preview tab. Bonus points for an editor like this one here at GitHub, supporting adding markup via buttons for people not familiar with markdown.

How to get started

First of all, leave a comment on this issue to make sure nobody else starts working on this issue at the same time!

Next, you need pretalx running locally on your machine. First, fork the repository to your own GitHub account. Then clone it locally (or set it as your remote if you already cloned it earlier)

Follow the developer setup guide, and then play around with pretalx a bit.
Have a look at the places impacting this issue. Look at the code responsible for the issues (searching for relevant words or files should help you find your way around). We have an explanation of our code structure and the actual data models.

How to do this

You'll want to implement a custom widget in pretalx/common/forms/, where you can also see examples. Please note that this should provide a safe fallback for users who block JavaScript execution.
Static files can be added in pretalx/static/common/, but should only be included in views with forms in the cfp and agenda parts of pretalx. In the orga app, you can include these parts in the pretalx/orga/templates/orga/base.html parent template, as basically every page in this area contains forms.

A challenge will be the proper inclusion of multi-language forms, so please make sure to test with events with a single active language and multiple active languages.

Submit the PR

There are a number of tutorials on the Pull Request workflow online, for example this short version by GitHub itself and this more in-depth tutorial.

Remember to provide documentation and tests, if applicable. Run the tests before opening your PR, including style checks. We have a contribution guide, which ought to prove helpful at this stage.

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@obilodeau obilodeau commented Jan 31, 2019

I wanted to note here that there is a way to preview your submission, it's just that you need to complete it first and then you can use the share submission link also called Copy Code for Review in the "My Submissions" section. There the markdown is rendered like reviewers would see it.

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@rixx rixx commented May 17, 2019

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