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HTML editor on django.contrib.flatpages

Project Description


django-flatpages-tinymce provides on-site editing of “Flat Pages” with minimal impact on the rest of code.

django-flatpages-tinymce is available under the MIT license.


First of all, you need to have django-flatpages-tinymce and django-tinymce installed; for your convenience, recent versions should be available from PyPI.

To use, just add these applications to your INSTALLED_APPS after django.contrib.flatpages app:


If you want on-site editing of templates, you must edit flatpages templates: change {{flatpage.content} to {% flatpage_admin flatpage %} from flatpage_admin template library. So

{% extends "base.html" %}
{% block body %}
{% endblock %}
{% block body %}
{% endblock %}

will become

{% extends "base.html" %}
{% load flatpage_admin %}
{% block body %}
{% flatpage_admin flatpage %]
{% endblock %}

If you are bothered with <script>/<link> tags, being inserted in <body> tag and your template has something like {% block extrahead %}, you can move all plugin media in head, using {% flatpage_media %} tag.

{% extends "base.html" %}
{% block extrahead %}
{% flatpage_media %}
{% endblock %}
{% block body %}
{% flatpage_admin flatpage %}
{% endblock %}


Default settings are in file. Also, you can override them in site-wide file. The main of them are:

  • FLATPAGES_TINYMCE_ADMIN (default True) - use TinyMCE widget in admin area
  • FLATPAGES_TINYMCE_FRONTEND (default True) - use TinyMCE widget in frontend
  • FLATPAGES_TEMPLATE_DIR (default: TEMPLATE_DIRS[0] + ‘flatpages’) - directory where flatpages templates are placed
  • FLATPAGES USE_MINIFIED (defalut: not settings.DEBUG) - use minified versions of JS/CSS

Further, you will want to change default settings of TinyMCE Editor.

    # custom plugins
    'plugins': "table,spellchecker,paste,searchreplace",
    # editor theme
    'theme': "advanced",
    # custom CSS file for styling editor area
    'content_css': MEDIA_URL + "css/custom_tinymce.css",
    # use absolute urls when inserting links/images
    'relative_urls': False,


Changes in version 0.1.1

  • Minor issues with IE8.0.

Changes in version 0.1

  • First public release.
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