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A reusable Django app for managing news/blog entries in different languages.

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Author: Tobias Lorenz
License: The MIT License
Description: Django Multilingual News

A reusable Django app for managing news/blog entries in different languages.

Comes with a django-cms apphook and has been prepared using Django 1.5.1 and
django-cms 2.4.1. From version 2.0 onwards it is tested and developed further
on Django 1.9 and django-cms 3.

This app is based on the great
and re-used some of it's snippets.

Current features include

- Entry authors based on a `django-people <>`_ Person
- Entry attachments based on the `django-document-library <>`_ Document
- Tagging via `django-multilingual-tags <>`_ with a tag based archive view
- Entry categories
- RSS Feeds for all news entries, just special authors or tag based.
- Site maps
- SEO fields on the Entry for storing custom individual meta descriptions and


If you want to install the latest stable release from PyPi::

$ pip install django-multilingual-news

If you feel adventurous and want to install the latest commit from GitHub::

$ pip install -e git://

Add ``multilingual_news`` to your ``INSTALLED_APPS``::


# cms related requirements (please check the relevant `documentation <>`)

# filer related requirements (please check the relevant `documentation <>`)

Run the migrations::

./ migrate


Placeholders ("excerpt" and "content")

To add content to a news entry, you can make use of two cms placeholders. The excerpt is used in list views only. Adding content to a placeholder works pretty much the same like adding content to a cms page. First, create a news entry, then go to its detail view. Use the django cms toolbar to add plugins to the placeholders. For more information visit `Django CMS' documentation <>`_.

Using the apphook

Simply create a django-cms page and select ``Multilingual News Apphook`` in the
``Application`` field of the ``Advanced Settings``.


To add a sitemap of your blog, add the following to your urlconf: ::

from multilingual_news.sitemaps import NewsSitemap

urlpatterns += patterns(
url(r'^sitemap.xml$', 'django.contrib.sitemaps.views.sitemap', {
'sitemaps': {
'blogentries': NewsSitemap,
}, }),

RSS Feeds

The app provides three different types of feeds, you can link to.

1. All news ``{% url "news_rss" %}``
2. News from a specific author ``{% url "news_rss_author" %}``,
where ``author`` is an instance of a ``people.Person``
3. All news ``{% url "news_rss_tagged" tag=tag.slug %}``, where ``Tag`` is an
instance of a ``multilingual_tags.Tag``.


You can simply add tags for a news entry from the ``NewsEntry`` admin page,
which renders an inline form at the bottom.

Template tags


To render recent news::

{% load multilingual_news_tags %}
{% get_recent_news limit=5 as recent_news %}
{% include "multilingual_news/recent.html" with object_list=recent_news %}

You might want to filter recent news by a category. Just add the relevant
category slug::

{% get_recent_news category='category-slug' as recent_news %}

If you want to render recent news on a news detail page, you might want to
exclude the current news from the queryset::

{% get_recent_news exclude=object as recent_news %}

get_newsentry_meta_description and get_newsentry_meta_title

To render the best matching title or description from the SEO fields, you can
use the template tags ``get_newsentry_meta_description`` and
``get_newsentry_meta_title``. ::

<title>{% get_newsentry_meta_title entry_instance %}</title>
<meta name="description" content="{% get_newsentry_meta_description entry_instance %}" />

Twitter Bootstrap 3

List of Bootstrap compatible features:

* A delete confirmation modal for deleting news entries.

For support of the Twitter Bootstrap 3 functionality, you need to add the Bootstrap js library to your template. If you haven't already

.. code-block:: html

<script type="text/javascript" src=""></script>

Delete confirmation modal

Add the following markup to your template.

.. code-block:: html

{% load static %}

{# add this before bootstrap.js #}
<script type="text/javascript" src="{% static "django_libs/js/modals.js" %}"></script>

<div id="ajax-modal" class="modal fade" tabindex="-1">
<div class="modal-content">
<div class="modal-header">
<button type="button" class="close" data-dismiss="modal" aria-hidden="true">&times;</button>
<div class="modal-body">

To trigger the modal, create a link that looks like this.

.. code-block:: html

<a href="{% url "news_delete" %}" data-class="toggleDeleteModal">Delete</a>



Default: 10

Amount of news entries to display in the list view.


If you want to contribute to this project, please perform the following steps

.. code-block:: bash

# Fork this repository
# Clone your fork
mkvirtualenv -p python2.7 django-multilingual-news
make develop

git co -b feature_branch master
# Implement your feature and tests
git add . && git commit
git push -u origin feature_branch
# Send us a pull request for your feature branch

In order to run the tests, simply execute ``tox``. This will install two new
environments (for Django 1.8 and Django 1.9) and run the tests against both

Keywords: django,news,blog,multilingual,cms
Platform: OS Independent

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