django-pagelets is a simple, flexible app for integrating static, unstructured content in a Django site.

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  • “Pagelets” for adding small pieces of content to otherwise static templates
  • CMS “pages” which include any number of pagelets and, if needed, attachments
  • Different pagelet content types including HTML and Markdown
  • An integrated WYSIWYG editor (WYMeditor) which can be selectively enabled/disabled

Required Dependencies

  • Django = 1.11
  • A Python version supported by your chosen Django version
  • Django admin site
  • django-taggit 0.12.1 or greater
  • django-selectable 0.9.0 or greater
  • The django.template.context_processors.request context processor

Note: adding Django 2.0 support will require django-selectable to add Django 2.0 support first.

Optional Dependencies

Installation and Setup

  1. django-pagelets is available on PyPI, so the easiest way to install it is to use pip:

    pip install django-pagelets
  2. Add pagelets, selectable and taggit to INSTALLED_APPS in and run migrate:

  3. Make sure django.template.context_processors.request is loaded and that you have a template directory with a “base.html” template in it:

            'DIRS': ['/home/user/projects/myproject/templates'], # <- should have 'base.html' inside
            'OPTIONS': {
                'context_processors': [
  4. Add the pagelets URLs to, e.g.:

    urlpatterns += [
        url(r'^selectable/', include('selectable.urls')),
        url(r'^pagelets-management/', include('')),
        url(r'^', include('pagelets.urls.content')),
  5. Visit the admin site, add and save a new page, and click the View on site link. If everything is setup correctly, you should be able to see and edit the content you just added.

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