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jQuery plugin that auto-hides form field help blocks as pluggable Django app

Project Description


django-autohide-help is a jQuery_ plugin packaged as a Django_ app for easy
installation. It's a plugin that allows frontend developers to hide help blocks
generated by `crispy forms`_.


Install using pip::

pip install django-autohide-help

After adding ``autohide_help`` to ``INSTALLED_APPS``, ``autohide-help.js`` will
be avalable at ``{{ STATIC_URL }}js/autohide-help.js``.

If you are using RequireJS_, you can add ``autohide-help`` to dependencies, as
it is packages with RequireJS support.

If you want to use it via a simple script tag, you can add the script tag as

<script src="{{ STATIC_URL}}js/autohide-help.js``"></script>

This plugin requires jQuery (obviously).

Basic usage

Select a form (or forms), and call ``autohideHelp`` on it::


As user enters the fields the help block is slid out, and slid back in as user
leaves the field.

Using without crispy forms

Crispy forms are not absolutely required. It is just convenient to use them
since they automatically generate the help blocks.

If you want to use django-autohide-help without the crispy forms, make sure
that your help blocks have an id in the following format: ``help_FIELD_ID``
where ``FIELD_ID`` is the id of the field to which the help block belongs. For
example, if you field has an id of ``id_name``, the help block must have the
id of ``help_id_name``. Future releases of ``django-authide-help`` may make
this configurable.

Reporting bugs

Please report bugs to Bitbucket `issue tracker`_.

.. _jQuery:
.. _Django:
.. _crispy forms:
.. _issue tracker:

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