Serve static files and django templates in current folder, for prototyping
This is a command line utility that django-izes the current folder. This is primarily for prototyping.
Lets say the current folder contains a bunch of html file, this utility runs a django server, and makes the files available through it. The html files can use django’s powerful template inheritance.
djangothis supports configuring django using config.yaml file if present in current folder. It can be used configure middleware, template context processors etc.
If there is a folder named static in current folder, that content of that folder will also become available on /static/ url.
This utility maps request to /favicon.ico to /static/favicon.ico.
views.py and forms.py
Also if there is a ajax.yaml file in current folder, this utility will look for request the requested path in the yaml file, and if it exists, appropriate JSON will be returned.
djangothis supports theming. Theme can be placed in a special folder _theme. This folder is placed at the beginning of template dirs settings, so any template can be “overridden” by placing in it.
For the purpose of special theme specific static files, they can be placed in side _theme folder, and will be accessible via /theme/ url. Eg if there is a css file _theme/style.css, it can be accessed via /theme/style.css.
With these two features themes can be distributed as self contained folder.
Using djangothis as a static site generator
$ wget -mk http://localhost:8000
Can be used to create a local mirror.
Using djangothis as a replacement of jekyll, pelican
An appropriate views.py file has to be written and placed in the current folder, which will define views for / or /blog/, that view can read the content of _posts for example, generate appropriate summary and links, define views for post etc, which serve the page.
It is left for reader as an exercice. ;-)
Installation and Usage
$ pip install djangothis
To run from any folder that contains files as described above:
$ djangothis Validating models... 0 errors found Django version 1.4.1, using settings None Development server is running at http://127.0.0.1:8000/ Quit the server with CONTROL-C.
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