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Place arbitrary django-cms placeholders into templates

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Django-cms-autoblocks is an app that allows you to place arbitrary content blocks into your templates, so that you can take advantage of django-cms placeholders in the templates for your custom apps, without having to include django-cms as a requirement for your custom app (because the django-cms dependency is introduced at the template level by the template author).


From PyPi: pip install autoblocks

From GitHub: pip install


  1. Add autoblocks to settings.INSTALLED_APPS.

  2. Run syncdb.

  3. If you want to do frontend editing, add the dependencies for the django-cms toolbar to your templates.


In your template:

{% load autoblocks_tags %}
{% autoblock 'this is my auto block' %}
{% autoblock 'this is' 'also' 'an autoblock' %}
{% autoblock 'blurb-' %}
{% autoblock 'blurb-' on site %}
{% autoblock 'blurb-' on site as foo %}

The templatetag will generate an Autoblock with a placeholder field for you to work with tied to either the current site (Site.objects.get_current()), or the site instance you pass in when you use the {% autoblock ... on <site> %} variation of the tag.


If you add django.core.context_processors.request to settings.TEMPLATE_CONTEXT_PROCESSORS, autoblocks will only be created when the page is accessed by an authenticated user with the autoblocks.add_autoblock permission.

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