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Django app to build a planet, RSS/Atom feeds aggregator.

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Usage
=====

Changing your settings.py
-------------------------

Modifiy your projects ``settings.py`` file following the next steps:

1. Check your ``INSTALLED_APPS``:

.. code-block:: python

INSTALLED_APPS = (
# django required contrib apps
'django.contrib.sites',
'django.contrib.admin',
'django.contrib.auth',
'django.contrib.contenttypes',
'django.contrib.sessions',
'django.contrib.messages',
'django.contrib.staticfiles',
'django.contrib.sitemaps',
# 3rd-party required apps:
'pagination',
'tagging',
'pinax_theme_bootstrap',
# and finally:
'planet',
)

2. Configure your database. Here is an example using mysql:

.. code-block:: python

DATABASES = {
'default': {
'ENGINE': 'django.db.backends.mysql', # Add 'postgresql_psycopg2', 'postgresql', 'mysql', 'sqlite3' or 'oracle'.
'NAME': 'planet', # Or path to database file if using sqlite3.
'USER': '<myuser>', # Not used with sqlite3.
'PASSWORD': '<mypass>', # Not used with sqlite3.
'HOST': '', # Set to empty string for localhost. Not used with sqlite3.
'PORT': '', # Set to empty string for default. Not used with sqlite3.
}
}

3. Choose a site id:

.. code-block:: python

SITE_ID = 1

4. For Django 1.8 include the following context processors:

.. code-block:: python

TEMPLATES = [
{
'BACKEND': 'django.template.backends.django.DjangoTemplates',
'DIRS': [
'/path/to/project/templates',
],
'APP_DIRS': True,
'OPTIONS': {
'context_processors': [
'django.template.context_processors.debug',
'django.template.context_processors.request',
'django.contrib.auth.context_processors.auth',
'django.contrib.messages.context_processors.messages',
'django.template.context_processors.i18n',
'django.template.context_processors.media',
'django.template.context_processors.static',
'django.template.context_processors.tz',
'planet.context_processors.context',
],
},
},
]

If you're still using Django 1.6.x or 1.7.x, then set `TEMPLATE_CONTEXT_PROCESSORS`
this way:

.. code-block:: python

TEMPLATE_CONTEXT_PROCESSORS = (
'django.contrib.auth.context_processors.auth',
'django.core.context_processors.debug',
'django.core.context_processors.i18n',
'django.core.context_processors.media',
'django.core.context_processors.static',
'django.core.context_processors.tz',
'django.core.context_processors.request',
'django.contrib.messages.context_processors.messages',
'planet.context_processors.context',
)

5. Check your middlewares to include:

.. code-block:: python

MIDDLEWARE_CLASSES = (
'django.contrib.sessions.middleware.SessionMiddleware',
'django.middleware.common.CommonMiddleware',
'django.middleware.csrf.CsrfViewMiddleware',
'django.contrib.auth.middleware.AuthenticationMiddleware',
'django.contrib.messages.middleware.MessageMiddleware',
'django.middleware.clickjacking.XFrameOptionsMiddleware',
'pagination.middleware.PaginationMiddleware',
)

Please do not forget ``pagination.middleware.PaginationMiddleware`` middleware!

5. Add planet configuration variables:

.. code-block:: python

PLANET = {
"USER_AGENT": "My Planet/1.0",
}

6. Properly configure your static files root directory:

.. code-block:: python

STATIC_URL = '/static/'

7. Only for Django 1.6.x or 1.7.x set your projects templates root directory:

.. code-block:: python

TEMPLATE_DIRS = (
'/path/to/project/templates',
# other paths...
)

and your template loaders:

.. code-block:: python

TEMPLATE_LOADERS = (
'django.template.loaders.filesystem.Loader',
'django.template.loaders.app_directories.Loader',
# some other template loaders here...
)

8. Finally in your project's templates directory create a ``site_base.html``
template if you don't already have one:

.. code-block:: html

{% extends "base.html" %}


9. Optionally, modify cookie names so you don't have login conflicts with other
projects:

.. code-block:: python

LANGUAGE_COOKIE_NAME = "myplanetlng"
SESSION_COOKIE_NAME = "myplanetid"

Congratulations! Your settings are complete. Now you'll need to change other
files in order to get a running project.

Enable planet urls
------------------

1. Add the planet urls include to your project's ``urls.py`` (remember to
also include admin urls so you can use the admin to manage your planet!):

.. code-block:: python

from django.conf.urls import patterns, include, url

from django.contrib import admin
admin.autodiscover()

urlpatterns = patterns('',
url(r'^', include('planet.urls')),
url(r'^admin/', include(admin.site.urls)),
# ... other url bits...
)

Syncdb and add some feeds!
--------------------------

1. Then create the database structure::

./manage.py syncdb

2. Add some feeds::

python manage.py planet_add_feed http://www.economonitor.com/feed/rss/
python manage.py planet_add_feed http://www.ft.com/rss/home/us

3. And surely you'll want to add a cron entry to periodically update them all::

30 * * * * python manage.py planet_update_all_feeds

This attempts to pull in new posts every 30 minutes.

4. Now you're done. Just run::

./manage.py runserver

and browse your planet at http://localhost:8000/ in your favorite browser!

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