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Bilingual blog on Django

Project Description

Introduction

Marcus is billingual blog engine, written Ivan Sagalaev (http://softwaremaniacs.org/about/).

This fork over augmented and has the following features:

  • Billingual articles, Categories, Tags and Comments
  • Simple file uploader for the article with a preview images
  • Archive and date navigation
  • Pingback
  • Automatically pings search engines on new entries
  • Supports markdown (http://pypi.python.org/pypi/markdown2)
  • Comments have CSRF protection via JavaScript, supported Akismet (antispam service)
  • There are authentication via OpenID, or by login with pre-moderated
  • There is support for retweet button
  • Sitemaps for articles, feeds for articles and comments
  • A simple search module
  • A pretty minimalistic theme
  • Import from Wordpress (command “wordpress_importer”)

Examples

Screenshots:

Installation

http://pypi.python.org/pypi/django-marcus

mkvirtualenv marcus
pip install --process-dependency-links django-marcus  # use "--process-dependency-links" for pip>=1.5
django-admin.py startproject <project_name>

Configuration

Add to settings.py:

import os
import imp

PROJECT_ROOT = os.path.dirname(__file__)
PROJECT_NAME = os.path.basename(PROJECT_ROOT)
STORAGE_ROOT = os.path.join('/storage', PROJECT_NAME)
LOCALE_PATHS = (
    os.path.join(imp.find_module('marcus')[1], 'locale'),
)

ADMINS = (
    ('Admin', 'admin@example.com'),
)
// Please setup settings.MANAGERS for notify about new comments
MANAGERS = ADMINS

MARCUS_PAGINATE_BY = 20
MARCUS_ARTICLES_ON_INDEX = 10
MARCUS_COMMENTS_ON_INDEX = 10
MARCUS_COMMENT_EXCERPTS_ON_INDEX = 2
MARCUS_ITEMS_IN_FEED = 20
MARCUS_AUTHOR_ID = 1
MARCUS_TAG_MINIMUM_ARTICLES = 0

# Specify blog names:
from django.utils.translation import ugettext_lazy as _
MARCUS_TITLE = _('Blog')
MARCUS_SUBTITLE = _('Sample blog')

MARCUS_DESCRIPTION = _('')
MARCUS_KEYWORDS = _('')

# You can specify extras for markdown:
MARCUS_MARKDOWN_EXTRAS = ['code-friendly', 'wiki-tables']

# You can specify #hashtag or @name as suffix for Twitter:
MARCUS_RETWEET_SUFFIX = "#marcus"

# Specify a fields which will used in search:
MARCUS_SEARCH_FIELDS = [
    'slug', 'title_ru', 'title_en', 'text_ru', 'text_en',
    'categories__slug', 'categories__title_ru', 'categories__title_en',
]

# OpenID sessions dir. OpenID authentication will not work without it.
SCIPIO_STORE_ROOT = os.path.join(STORAGE_ROOT, 'scipio')

# URL passed to OpenID-provider to identify site that requests authentication.
# Should not end with '/'.
# Complete site URL is passed if the value is empty.
SCIPIO_TRUST_URL = ''

# Akismet is a spam filtering service.
# Without the key will not work comments.
# You can receive the key here https://akismet.com/signup/
SCIPIO_AKISMET_KEY = ''

SCIPIO_USE_CONTRIB_SITES = True

AUTHENTICATION_BACKENDS = (
    'scipio.authentication.OpenIdBackend',
    'django.contrib.auth.backends.ModelBackend',
)

TEMPLATE_CONTEXT_PROCESSORS = (
    'django.contrib.auth.context_processors.auth',
    'django.core.context_processors.request',
    'marcus.context_processors.marcus_context',
)

MEDIA_ROOT = os.path.join(STORAGE_ROOT, 'media')
MEDIA_URL = '/media/'

STATIC_ROOT = os.path.join(STORAGE_ROOT, 'static')
STATIC_URL = '/static/'

INSTALLED_APPS = (
    'django.contrib.auth',
    'django.contrib.admin',
    'django.contrib.admindocs',
    'django.contrib.contenttypes',
    'django.contrib.sessions',
    'django.contrib.sites',
    'django.contrib.messages',
    'django.contrib.staticfiles',
    'django.contrib.flatpages',
    'marcus',
    'scipio',
)

Add to urls.py:

from django.conf.urls import patterns, include, url
from django.contrib.staticfiles.urls import staticfiles_urlpatterns
from django.contrib import admin

admin.autodiscover()

urlpatterns = patterns('',
    url(r'^admin/doc/', include('django.contrib.admindocs.urls')),
    url(r'^admin/', include(admin.site.urls)),
    url(r'^', include('marcus.urls')),
)

urlpatterns += staticfiles_urlpatterns()

And run so:

python ./manage.py runserver 8000

After installation, going to http://localhost:8000/admin/scipio/profile/ and create you profile.

Wordpress importer settings:

Marcus includes “wordpress_importer” it is command that imports your entries from the Wordpress to the Marcus. It has a built-in pipelines for additional filtering data.

MARCUS_WORDPRESS_IMPORTER = {
    'ARTICLE_PIPELINES': (
        'marcus.wordpress_importer.pipelines.CodecolorerToHighlightJsPipeline',
        'marcus.wordpress_importer.pipelines.WpContentUploadsToMediaPipeline',
        'marcus.wordpress_importer.pipelines.BbCodeDetector',
        'marcus.wordpress_importer.pipelines.EscapeTheUnderscore',
        # 'marcus.wordpress_importer.pipelines.ChangeUrlToArticleForImagePipeline',
        # 'marcus.wordpress_importer.pipelines.RemoveImgClassPipeline',
        # 'marcus.wordpress_importer.pipelines.HtmlToMarkdownPipeline',
    ),
    # 'CATEGORY_PIPELINES': tuple(),
    # 'TAG_PIPELINES': tuple(),
    'COMMENT_PIPELINES': (
        'marcus.wordpress_importer.pipelines.CodecolorerToHighlightJsPipeline',
    ),
    'ALLOW_DOMAINS': (  # Used to determine the internal domain to import only local "wp-content/uploads", etc.
        'my-old-blog-on-wordpress.org',
        'www.my-old-blog-on-wordpress.org',
    ),
}

How enable WYSIWYG?

As an editor was selected MarkitUp (http://markitup.jaysalvat.com/), so you need to install django-markitup:

pip install django-markitup

Now, add to your settings.py:

INSTALLED_APPS = (
    ...
    'markitup',
)

MARKITUP_FILTER = ('markdown2.markdown', {'safe_mode': True})
MARKITUP_SET = 'marcus/sets/markdown'

And add to your urls.py:

url(r'^markitup/', include('markitup.urls')),

That’s all!

Installation guide for new projects:

django-admin.py startproject project
cd project
pip install --process-dependency-links django-marcus  # use "--process-dependency-links" for pip>=1.5
... Copy the settings to settings.py and you urls to you urls.py described above ...
python ./manage.py syncdb
python ./manage.py createsuperuser
python ./manage.py runserver 8000

Go to https://akismet.com/signup/, get a key and enter it here:

SCIPIO_AKISMET_KEY = '<key>'

After installation, going to http://localhost:8000/admin/scipio/profile/ and create you profile.

MySQL Timezone Fixes

If you use MySQL and have problem with open an article by URL, it is likely that you did not work CONVERT_TZ, it can be solved as follows:

mysql_tzinfo_to_sql /usr/share/zoneinfo | mysql -u root -p mysql

License

BSD licensed.

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