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Extensible, hierarchical, and pluggable navigation system for Django sites

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An extensible, hierarchical, and pluggable navigation system for Django sites.

django-treenav was designed from the start to live independent of a CMS implementation. As a separate application, treenav can easily be integrated into existing, custom setups and does not enforce or require users to use a particular content management system.

Sharing the same principles, django-pagelets integrates seamlessly with treenav and can be used together to create a flexible CMS product.

For complete documentation checkout, http://django-treenav.readthedocs.org

Features

  • Generic functionality with multiple URL specifications: get_absolute_url(), reverse(), or raw URLs
  • Packaged with templates to render the tree hierarchy with nested <ul>’s, but can easily be overridden with custom templates
  • Useful CSS classes for flexible UI customization
  • Automatically sets “active” on item and item’s parents if PATH_INFO is equal to item.href
  • Efficient: minimizes database access with django-mptt functionality
  • Caches the tree so that repeated page views do not hit the database.
  • Simple links in the MenuItem list view for refreshing the cache and href from the database.

Requirements

Using the demo

For a quick demo, follow these steps:

$ mkvirtualenv django-treenav
(django-treenav)$ git clone git://github.com/caktus/django-treenav.git
(django-treenav)$ cd django-treenav/
(django-treenav)~/django-treenav$ python setup.py develop
(django-treenav)~/django-treenav$ cd sample_project/
(django-treenav)~/django-treenav/sample_project$ pip install -r requirements.txt
(django-treenav)~/django-treenav/sample_project$ ./manage.py migrate
(django-treenav)~/django-treenav/sample_project$ ./manage.py runserver

Visit http://localhost:8000/ in your browser and follow the instructions.

Installation

  1. Install the app with pip:

    pip install django-treenav
    
  2. Add to your INSTALLED_APPS and run migrate:

    INSTALLED_APPS = (
        ...,
        'mptt',
        'treenav',
    )
    
  3. Include these context processors:

    TEMPLATES = [
      {
        'OPTIONS': {
          'context_processors': [
            "django.template.context_processors.request",
            "treenav.context_processors.treenav_active",
          ],
        },
      },
    ]
    
  4. Add these urls:

    urlpatterns = [
        url(r'^treenav/', include('treenav.urls')),
    ]
    

Development sponsored by Caktus Consulting Group, LLC.

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