Take parts of your Django website offline by changing
settings.SITE_READ_ONLY = True.
It does this by rendering a static template for your data-modifying views. I use this for my accounts page & signup page, so I can effectively freeze the site during big changes or migrations.
Note that django-readonly-site doesn't prevent any database updates. If you need to do this, then you should look at tools that override your database cursor, such as django-db-readonly or by doing it at the database level with Postgres slaves or similar. I don't require this for my purposes, and there's no point adding duplicate functionality to this app.
Django >= 1.0 (In theory - I have only tested on 1.4 & 1.5)
Installation & Usage
Install the Python package
pip install django-readonly-site
Add to your Django
INSTALLED_APPS += ('readonly',)
Add to your middleware
MIDDLEWARE_CLASSES += ('readonly.middleware.ReadOnlySiteMiddleware',)
You are able to chose beetwen white or black listed paths (but not both at the same time) :
Define the URLs that are still accessible when your site is in read-only mode :
READ_ONLY_EXEMPT_PATHS = ('/', '/about/', '/tour/') READ_ONLY_EXEMPT_PATH_STARTS = ('/admin/')
Or the URLs that are NOT accessible when your site is in read-only mode :
READ_ONLY_PATHS = ('/private/') READ_ONLY_PATH_STARTS = ('/edit/', '/create/')
Optionally, define the template used when your site goes into read-only mode:
READ_ONLY_TEMPLATE = 'readonly/readonly.html' # This is the default
When you're ready to go offline, toggle
SITE_READ_ONLY. You'll probably have to
SITE_READ_ONLY = True
Any visit to a URL defined in the settings in #4, above, will render the
READ_ONLY_TEMPLATEto the user instead. Your database isn't made read-only, or anything else like that.
Want to help improve django-readonly-site? Your help is welcomed! Please log issues and pull requests via GitHub https://github.com/rossp/django-readonly-site
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