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A News Release Application for Django

Project description

A Django application for creating news releases which can be associated with unique newsroom objects.

A Django CMS apphook is included as well as a templatetag for rendering news release headlines in non-application templates.


Add newscenter to your python path:

$ pip install newscenter

Add the following to the INSTALLED_APPS of your project’s


In your, add:

url(r’^newscenter/’, include(‘newscenter.urls’)),

Run: migrate

Collect static media: collectstatic


The following will be installed automatically if you use pip to install newscenter:

Pillow (

easy-thumbnails (

feedparser (

django-el-pagination (

For easy-thumbnails, you’ll also need to add it to INSTALLED_APPS and run migrate:


For django-el-pagination, you’ll also need to add it to INSTALLED_APPS:


You will also need to update your context_processors with:


NB: don’t forget to delete any ‘endless_pagination’ from INSTALLED_APPS in the file.

Template Tag

The template tag can be used like this:

{% load newscenter_tags %}
{% get_news "newsroom-name" %}
<h1><a href="{{ newsroom.get_absolute_url }}">{{ }}</a></h1>
{% for release in featured_list %}
<h2>{{ release.title }}</h2>
<p class="teaser">{{ release.teaser }}</p>
<p><a href="{{ release.get_absolute_url }}">Read more</a></p>
{% endfor %}

Change Log


  • Compatible with Django 3.2, Python 3.9


  • django-endless-pagination -> django-el-pagination

Changed in 2.0.0:

  • In this version, we changed the name of the migrations directories as follows. If you are using Django 1.7+ and are upgrading to newscenter 2.0.0, you can make sure to remove newscenter from MIGRATION_MODULES in If you are using Django 1.6, update the MIGRATION_MODULES as documented above.


Renamed Directories: migrations -> south_migrations migrations_django -> migrations

New in 1.5.8: - Added support for Django 1.7

New in 1.4.1: - Added title field to Contact model

New in 1.4: - Switched image plugin from popeye to bxslider

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