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A Django app for adding a carousel of recent papers, etc. to a Django site with django CMS-specific features

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djangocms-lab-carousel is a Django app for adding a carousel of recent papers, etc. to a Django site with django CMS-specific features. It uses djangocms-lab-publications manage publications.

Source code is available on GitHub at mfcovington/djangocms-lab-carousel. Information about and source code for djangocms-lab-carousel is available on GitHub at mfcovington/djangocms-lab-publications.



pip install djangocms-lab-carousel

GitHub (development branch)

pip install git+


  • Install django CMS and start a project, if one doesn’t already exist.

    • Unless you use this app as part of djangocms-lab-site or plan to style the app from scratch, you will want to choose the Use Twitter Bootstrap Theme option (when running djangocms) and then edit the resulting templates/base.html. This will add style that looks like Bootstrap 2. To use Bootstrap 3 styling, remove the following line for the bootstrap-theme.min.css stylesheet from templates/base.html:

      <link rel="stylesheet" href="">
  • Do the following in

    • Add cms_lab_carousel and its dependencies to INSTALLED_APPS:

          # ...
    • Add easy_thumbnail settings:

      # For easy_thumbnails to support retina displays (recent MacBooks, iOS)
      THUMBNAIL_SUBDIR = 'versions'


Create and perform migrations cms_lab_carousel and its dependencies:

python makemigrations cms_lab_carousel
python makemigrations cms_lab_publications
python migrate


  • Start the development server:
python runserver
  • Visit:
  • Create a CMS page.
  • Insert the Carousel Plugin into a placeholder field.

Version 0.2.1

Revision History

0.2.1 2015-12-07

  • Set slide’s publication date based on article’s publication date
  • Prevent deletion of publication that is being used by a slide
  • On carousel deletion, set slide’s carousel field to null
  • Show (and sort by) # of slides in carousel admin’s list display
  • Add save buttons to top of carousel admin
  • Minor behind-the-scenes improvements
  • Update README with more complete and accurate instructions
  • Prepare for distribution via PyPI

0.2.0 2015-08-27

  • Allow linking from a slide to a journal article (djangocms-lab-publication)
  • Configure bumpversion & wheel for easier distribution

0.1.4 2015-05-08

  • Add optional CMS page link button for slides

0.1.3 2015-04-21

  • Make minor improvements to styling

0.1.2 2015-04-19

  • Make minor improvements to styling

0.1.1 2015-04-17

  • Correct app name in

0.1.0 2015-04-17

  • A Django app for adding carousel of recent papers, etc. to a Django site with django CMS-specific features

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