Created by Stephen McDonald
Mezzanine is a powerful, consistent, and flexible content management platform. Built using the Django framework, Mezzanine provides a simple yet highly extensible architecture that encourages diving in and hacking on the code. Mezzanine is BSD licensed and supported by a diverse and active community.
In some ways, Mezzanine resembles tools such as Wordpress, providing an intuitive interface for managing pages, blog posts, form data, store products, and other types of content. But Mezzanine is also different. Unlike many other platforms that make extensive use of modules or reusable applications, Mezzanine provides most of its functionality by default. This approach yields a more integrated and efficient platform.
In addition to the usual features provided by Django such as MVC architecture, ORM, templating, caching and an automatic admin interface, Mezzanine provides the following:
- Hierarchical page navigation
- Save as draft and preview on site
- Scheduled publishing
- Drag-and-drop page ordering
- WYSIWYG editing
- In-line page editing
- Drag-and-drop HTML5 forms builder with CSV export
- SEO friendly URLs and meta data
- Ecommerce / Shopping cart module (Cartridge)
- Configurable dashboard widgets
- Blog engine
- Free Themes, and a Premium Themes Marketplace
- User accounts and profiles with email verification
- Translated to over 35 languages
- Sharing via Facebook or Twitter
- Multi-lingual sites
- Custom templates per page or blog post
- Twitter Bootstrap integration
- API for custom content types
- Search engine and API
- Seamless integration with third-party Django apps
- Multi-device detection and template handling
- One step migration from other blogging engines
- Automated production provisioning and deployments
- Disqus integration, or built-in threaded comments
- Gravatar integration
- Google Analytics integration
- Twitter feed integration
- bit.ly integration
- Akismet spam filtering
- Built-in test suite
- JVM compatible (via Jython)
The Mezzanine admin dashboard:
To report a security issue, please send an email privately to email@example.com. This gives us a chance to fix the issue and create an official release prior to the issue being made public.
For all other Mezzanine support, the primary channel is the mezzanine-users mailing list. Questions, comments, issues, feature requests, and all other related discussions should take place here.
If you're certain you've come across a bug, then please use the GitHub issue tracker, however it's crucial that enough information is provided to reproduce the bug, ideally with a small code sample repo we can simply fork, run, and see the issue with. Other useful information includes things such as the Python stack trace generated by error pages, as well as other aspects of the development environment used, such as operating system, database, and Python version. If you're not sure you've found a reproducible bug, then please try the mailing list first.
Mezzanine is an open source project managed using both the Git and Mercurial version control systems. These repositories are hosted on both GitHub and Bitbucket respectively, so contributing is as easy as forking the project on either of these sites and committing back your enhancements.
Please note the following guidelines for contributing:
- If you're fairly confident you've identified a bug or have already written a patch, feel free to open an issue or pull request. Otherwise, please discuss on the mezzanine-users mailing list first.
- Contributions must be available on a separately named branch based on the latest version of the main branch.
- Run the tests before committing your changes. If your changes cause the tests to break, they won't be accepted.
- If you are adding new functionality, you must include basic tests and documentation.
If you would like to make a donation to continue development of Mezzanine, you can do so via the Mezzanine Project website.
- "I'm enjoying working with Mezzanine, it's good work" - Van Lindberg, Python Software Foundation chairman
- "Mezzanine looks like it may be Django's killer app" - Antonio Rodriguez, ex CTO of Hewlett Packard, founder of Tabblo
- "Mezzanine looks pretty interesting, tempting to get me off Wordpress" - Jesse Noller, Python core contributor, Python Software Foundation board member
- "I think I'm your newest fan. Love these frameworks" - Emile Petrone, integrations engineer at Urban Airship
- "Mezzanine is amazing" - Audrey Roy, founder of PyLadies and Django Packages
- "Mezzanine convinced me to switch from the Ruby world over to Python" - Michael Delaney, developer
- "Like Linux and Python, Mezzanine just feels right" - Phil Hughes, Linux For Dummies author, The Linux Journal columnist
- "Impressed with Mezzanine so far" - Brad Montgomery, founder of Work For Pie
- "From the moment I installed Mezzanine, I have been delighted, both with the initial experience and the community involved in its development" - John Campbell, founder of Head3 Interactive
- "You need to check out the open source project Mezzanine. In one word: Elegant" - Nick Hagianis, developer