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#1 March 26, 2008 16:16:24

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How do you make a CMS in Django (trying to get the big picture)?


I'm not really asking you for steps. I'm trying to understand why I'm
using Django. I started out wanting to learn Python, and needing to
do more web than anything, eventually deciding on Django. I keep
reading that Django can help you make your own CMS, which is what I
want. Are there any example tutorials or books that show you how to
do that? I've looked at some of the books at Amazon, but I'm not sure
if they'll teach what I want. Any resources are appreciated that
actually build a CMS.

Thanks for any help.
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#2 March 26, 2008 18:18:03

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On 26 Mar 2008, at 3:16 pm, jmDesktop wrote:
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> I'm not really asking you for steps. I'm trying to understand why I'm
> using Django. I started out wanting to learn Python, and needing to
> do more web than anything, eventually deciding on Django. I keep
> reading that Django can help you make your own CMS, which is what I
> want. Are there any example tutorials or books that show you how to
> do that? I've looked at some of the books at Amazon, but I'm not sure
> if they'll teach what I want. Any resources are appreciated that
> actually build a CMS.


It really depends on what you want the CMS to do.http://www.pylucid.org/is a CMS written in django, perhaps you could
get some ideas on where to start from that?

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#3 March 26, 2008 19:25:39

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jmDesktop wrote:I'm not really asking you for steps. I'm trying to understand why I'm
using Django. I started out wanting to learn Python, and needing to
do more web than anything, eventually deciding on Django. I keep
reading that Django can help you make your own CMS, which is what I
want. Are there any example tutorials or books that show you how to
do that? I've looked at some of the books at Amazon, but I'm not sure
if they'll teach what I want. Any resources are appreciated that
actually build a CMS.Django is very nice for building database models. Its power is that youcan write basically a custom CMS on a per-project basis.I wrote a Christmas List website for my wife's side of the family forthis past Christmas. In its own way, it was a way for people to managetheir own content-- they added what they wanted, and other people couldsee their list.I am familiar with database design, and learning django was very nice.If you want a more general CMS, you would need to decide what type ofcontent you want to manage. Articles, polls, a list of faculty, apicture portfolio, etc... You'd then create the models-- each articlewould be stored in a textfield. You could use filters and use rst ormarkdown. You could add a javascript html editor for use in the adminsite. The bottom line is that django will assist you in building all thenecessary things to manage content. The RSS framework looks very nice. Ihaven't used it, but it would make syndicating things a piece of cake.You'd also have to build templates and views to go along with yourcontent models. You might have a view that can show you one article at atime. You might have a view that shows a list of articles.You can have an app that is tailored specifically for your needs, oryour clients' needs. Follow the tutorial, which shows you how to build apoll app. django is really quite nice. I highly recommend it.Jeff Andersonsignature.ascDescription:OpenPGP digital signature

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