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actionkit-templates allows you to view your ActionKit templates locally testing different configurations for each page type. It also documents by-code many context variables for each page

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ActionKit Template Renderer

### What this is

If you use [ActionKit]( and edit its templates, then you might want to see what they look like
locally. If you install this (`pip install actionkit-templates`) then you can run

aktemplates runserver

You can also run it on a different port than the default like so:

aktemplates runserver

in a directory where you have a set of ActionKit templates (`wrapper.html`, etc), then you can
view them on from a local port. This runs Django in a similar environment that ActionKit
runs itself.


You can set some environment variables that will help you develop locally (e.g. static file versions).

This is a 0.1 codebase, so things might change across versions -- probably limiting the full Django context and to expose those things by commandline, instead. In the meantime, you can
look at `actionkit_templates/` and search for `os.environ` for what it does.

: By default we search the local directory and a directory called template_set. If you run:

TEMPLATE_DIR=actionkittemplates aktemplates runserver

it will also look in the directory `actionkittemplates/`

: By default we serve the `./static/` directory at /static/ This goes well with code in your
wrapper.html template like this:
{% if args.env == "dev" or devenv.enabled or 'devdevdev' in page.custom_fields.layout_options %}
<!-- development of stylesheets locally -->
<link href="/static/stylesheets/site.css" rel="stylesheet" />
{% else %}
<!-- production location of stylesheets -->
<link href="https://EXAMPLE.COM/static/stylesheets/site.css" rel="stylesheet" />
{% endif %}

: In the occasional moment when you are developing without an internet connection this will fail
to load:

{% load_js %}
{% end %}

In that situation, if you set STATIC_FALLBACK to a directory where, e.g. `jquery.min.js`
is present, then it will look for all the internet-external files in that directory.
Note that this only works with `load_js` and `load_css` template tags.

Contributing When You Run Into Something Not Covered

Template Tags

Usually, these are easy to add here `actionkit_templates/templatetags/`
We should aim for support of all these:

Extra contexts

If you make a context that's not covered already, please contribute with a patch to
`actionkit_templates/contexts/` Note that these are also useful to browser, to see
what variables you can access from a particular page context.

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