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**Django blogs** is module that provide configurable blogs for Django projects.

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Quick overview

- Using this module, you can implement blogging system in your project.
- This application allows to configure:
- One blog (for companies news blog or for personal blog)
- Multiblogging system (multiple blogs with different topics, for internet societies or instead of forum as more orginized way to share information)
- Blog-per-user system (each user writes in his own blog, useful for companies when each person has it's own blog)
- Mix of blog-per-user and blog-per-topic - multiple blogs with specific topic and each user has own blog (Large internet societies, social networks)
- Post's content is cleaned up to contain only safe html tags. So you can use any JS editor you like (we use
- Each post can have tease which will be shown at when posts are listed, you can configure how will it be cut and how long it can be.
- RSS feeds are available for all types of blogs.


- python >= 2.5
- pip >= 0.8
- django >= 1.2
- django-misc (
- django-pagination
- django-tagging
- django-voter (


- django-threadedcomments (
- django-notification (


**Django blogs** should be installed using pip: ::

pip install git+git://


- Add 'blog' to INSTALLED_APPS ::

INSTALLED_APPS += ( 'blog', )

- Add blog urls to urlpatterns in ::

from blog.feeds import BlogFeedAll, BlogFeedBlog, BlogFeedUser

blogs_feed_dict = {"feed_dict": {
'all': BlogFeedAll,
'blog' : BlogFeedBlog,
'only': BlogFeedUser,

urlpatterns = ('',
(r'^blogs/', include('blog.urls')),
(r'^b/', include('blogs.short_urls')), # For short urls, if you want
(r'^feeds/posts/(?P<url>\w+)/', 'django.contrib.syndication.views.feed', blogs_feed_dict), # Rss feeds

- Copy blog/static/ to your STATIC_URL path

Please, consider templates and css that are in this application - as example how to create your own design.
Note, that I use django-themes ( in my templates.

Configure django-blogs

There are two main settings:

- BLOG_ENABLE_USER_BLOG - enable user blogs, by default TRUE

- BLOG_ENABLE_BLOGS - enable multiblogging system, by default TRUE

Additional settings:

- BLOG_SHORT_POST_MAX_LENGTH - limits to post, that can be without tease, by default - 2048 symbols.

- BLOG_CUT_MAX_LENGTH - limits to size of cut added, by default - 2048 symbols.

- BLOG_CUT_TAG and BLOG_CUT_TAG_SYNONYMS are added to help customize tag that is used to cut post on tease and main content. Defaults: '<hr class="redactor_cut">' as main cut tag, and as one synonym.


Development of django-blogs happens at github:

Note, that I don't like having django-voter as obligatory requirement, and if you have a solution how to make it not to be obligatory but still be able to use it's RatingField as an optional feature - I'm open for suggestion.


Copyright (C) 2013 Illia Polosukhin
This program is licensed under the MIT License (see LICENSE)
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