Django app to moderate model objects
Moderation seems to be some job each one want to do in their own way. Django-monitor is a django-app to moderate model objects. It was started as a clone of django-gatekeeper project but to meet certain business requirements. Read about those requirements it meet in the Features section.
Here, the moderation process is well integrated with django-admin. That is, all moderation actvities are performed from within the changelist page itself.
The detailed documentation for latest revision is available at:
- Within the docs/source/ directory inside the source path.
- Python >= 2.4
- Django >= 1.1
Directly from the python package index
$ pip install django_monitor
$ easy_install django_monitor
OR Directly from the mercurial repo
Clone the repo (if you have hg installed):
$ hg clone http://bitbucket.org/rajeesh/django-monitor/
OR Download & install from available archives:
Get the archive from any of the following locations:
Install using the setuptools as given below:
$ tar xzf django-monitor-xxx.tar.gz $ cd django-monitor-xxx $ python setup.py install
If setuptools is not installed, you may copy the django_monitor directory to somewhere in your python path.
Then add ‘django_monitor’ to your project’s settings.INSTALLED_APPS.
Each moderated model will have an associated moderate permission. To approve or challenge any object created for a particular model, users need to have the corresponding permission.
Any object created by a user with add permission will have an In Pending status. If the user has got moderate permission also, the object created will automatically get approved (status becomes Approved).
Moderation from within admin changelist
The changelist of a moderated model displays the current moderation status of all objects. Also, you can filter the objects by their moderation status. Three actions are available for moderation. To moderate, user just need to select the objects, choose appropriate action and press Go.
The developer can prevent admin-users from changing values of selected fields of approved objects. Deleting approved objects also can be prevented if your client’s business requires that.
Basic usage (developers)
Register the model for moderation using django_monitor.nq.
import django_monitor from django.db import models class MyModel(models.Model): pass django_monitor.nq(MyModel)
Inherit MonitorAdmin, not ModelAdmin for moderated models.
# in your admin.py from django_monitor.admin import MonitorAdmin class MyAdmin(MonitorAdmin): pass from django.contrib import admin admin.site.register(MyModel, MyAdmin)
Django-monitor can not bring existing model instances under moderation. So, enqueue the model first and then only create model instances.
More details given at the documentation locations mentioned above.