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Mezzanine 3.0.7

An open source content management platform built using the Django framework.

Latest Version: 4.2.3

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Created by `Stephen McDonald <http:"" stephen_mcd="">`_


Mezzanine is a powerful, consistent, and flexible content management
platform. Built using the `Django`_ framework, Mezzanine provides a
simple yet highly extensible architecture that encourages diving in
and hacking on the code. Mezzanine is `BSD licensed`_ and supported by
a diverse and active community.

In some ways, Mezzanine resembles tools such as `Wordpress`_ that
provide an intuitive interface for managing pages, blog posts, form
data, store products, and other types of content. But Mezzanine is
also different. Unlike many other platforms that make extensive use of
modules or reusable applications, Mezzanine provides most of its
functionality by default. This approach yields a more integrated and
efficient platform.

Visit the `Mezzanine project page`_ to see some of the `great sites
people have built using Mezzanine`_.


In addition to the usual features provided by Django such as MVC
architecture, ORM, templating, caching and an automatic admin
interface, Mezzanine provides the following:

* Hierarchical page navigation
* Save as draft and preview on site
* Scheduled publishing
* Drag-and-drop page ordering
* WYSIWYG editing
* `In-line page editing`_
* Drag-and-drop HTML5 forms builder with CSV export
* SEO friendly URLs and meta data
* Shopping cart module (`Cartridge`_)
* Configurable `dashboard`_ widgets
* Blog engine
* Tagging
* `Themes Marketplace`_
* User accounts and profiles with email verification
* Translated to over 35 languages
* Sharing via Facebook or Twitter
* `Custom templates`_ per page or blog post
* `Twitter Bootstrap`_ integration
* API for `custom content types`_
* `Search engine and API`_
* Seamless integration with third-party Django apps
* Multi-device detection and template handling
* One step migration from other blogging engines
* Automated production provisioning and deployments
* `Disqus`_ integration, or built-in threaded comments
* `Gravatar`_ integration
* `Google Analytics`_ integration
* `Twitter`_ feed integration
* ``_ integration
* `Akismet`_ spam filtering
* Built-in `test suite`_
* `JVM`_ compatible (via `Jython`_)

The Mezzanine admin dashboard:

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Mezzanine makes use of as few libraries as possible (apart from a
standard Django environment), with the following dependencies:

* `Python`_ 2.6 / 2.7 / 3.3
* `Django`_ 1.4 / 1.5 / 1.6
* `Python Imaging Library`_ - for image resizing
* `grappelli-safe`_ - admin skin (`Grappelli`_ fork)
* `filebrowser-safe`_ - for managing file uploads (`FileBrowser`_ fork)
* `bleach`_ - for sanitizing markup in content
* `pytz`_ and `tzlocal`_ - for timezone support
* `South`_ - for database migrations (optional)
* `django-compressor`_ - for merging JS/CSS assets (optional)
* `requests`_ and `requests-oauth`_ - for interacting with external APIs
* `pyflakes`_ and `pep8`_ - for running the test suite (optional)

Browser Support

Mezzanine's admin interface works with all modern browsers.
Internet Explorer 7 and earlier are generally unsupported.


The easiest method is to install directly from pypi using `pip`_ by
running the command below, which will also install the required
dependencies mentioned above::

$ pip install mezzanine

If you prefer, you can download Mezzanine and install it directly from

$ python install

Once installed, the command ``mezzanine-project`` can be used to
create a new Mezzanine project in similar fashion to

$ mezzanine-project project_name
$ cd project_name
$ python createdb --noinput
$ python runserver

.. note::

The ``createdb`` command is a shortcut for using Django's ``syncdb``
command and setting the initial migration state for `South`_. You
can alternatively use ``syncdb`` and ``migrate`` if preferred.
South is automatically added to INSTALLED_APPS if the
``USE_SOUTH`` setting is set to ``True``.

``createdb`` will also install some demo content, such as a contact
form and image gallery. If you'd like to omit this step, use the
``--nodata`` option with ``createdb``.

You should then be able to browse to and
log in using the default account (``username: admin, password:
default``). If you'd like to specify a different username and password
during set up, simply exclude the ``--noinput`` option included above
when running ``createdb``.

For information on how to add Mezzanine to an existing Django project,
see the FAQ section of the documentation.


Mezzanine is an open source project managed using both the Git and
Mercurial version control systems. These repositories are hosted on
both `GitHub`_ and `Bitbucket`_ respectively, so contributing is as
easy as forking the project on either of these sites and committing
back your enhancements.

Please note the following guidelines for contributing:

* Contributed code must be written in the existing style. This is
as simple as following the `Django coding style`_ and (most
importantly) `PEP 8`_.
* Contributions must be available on a separately named branch
based on the latest version of the main branch.
* Run the tests before committing your changes. If your changes
cause the tests to break, they won't be accepted.
* If you are adding new functionality, you must include basic tests
and documentation.

If you want to do development with mezzanine, here's a quick way to set
up a development environment and run the unit tests, using
`virtualenvwrapper`_ to set up a virtualenv::

$ mkvirtualenv mezzanine
$ workon mezzanine
$ pip install Django pep8 pyflakes
$ git clone
$ cd mezzanine
$ python develop
$ cp mezzanine/project_template/ mezzanine/project_template/
$ ./mezzanine/project_template/ test

Language Translations

Mezzanine makes full use of translation strings, which allow Mezzanine
to be translated into multiple languages using `Django's
internationalization`_ methodology. Translations are managed on the
`Transiflex`_ website but can also be submitted via `GitHub`_ or
`Bitbucket`_. Consult the documentation for `Django's
internationalization`_ methodology for more information on creating
translations and using them.

Third-party Modules

The following modules have been developed outside of Mezzanine. If you
have developed a module to integrate with Mezzanine and would like to
list it here, send an email to the `mezzanine-users`_ mailing list.
You can also add modules to the `Mezzanine Grid on`_.

* `Cartridge`_ - ecommerce for Mezzanine.
* `Drum`_ - A `Hacker News`_ / `Reddit`_ clone powered by Mezzanine.
* `mezzanine-html5boilerplate`_ - Integrates the
`html5boilerplate project`_ into Mezzanine.
* `mezzanine-mdown`_ - Adds `Markdown`_ support to Mezzanine's rich
text editor.
* `mezzanine-openshift`_ - Setup for running Mezzanine on
`Redhat's OpenShift`_ cloud platform.
* `mezzanine-stackato`_ - Setup for running Mezzanine on
`ActiveState's Stackato`_ cloud platform.
* `mezzanine-blocks`_ - A Mezzanine flavored fork of
* `mezzanine-widgets`_ - Widget system for Mezzanine.
* `mezzanine-themes`_ - A collection of Django/Mezzanine templates.
* `mezzanine-twittertopic`_ - Manage multiple Twitter topic feeds
from the Mezzanine admin interface.
* `mezzanine-captcha`_ - Adds CAPTCHA field types to Mezzanine's
forms builder app.
* `mezzanine-bookmarks`_ - A multi-user bookmark app for Mezzanine.
* `mezzanine-events`_ - Events plugin for Mezzanine, with geocoding
via Google Maps, iCalendar files, webcal URLs and directions via
Google Calendar/Maps.
* `mezzanine-polls`_ - Polls application for Mezzanine.
* `mezzanine-pagedown`_ - Adds the `Pagedown`_ WYSIWYG editor to
* `mezzanine-careers`_ - Job posting application for Mezzanine.
* `mezzanine-recipes`_ - Recipes plugin with built-in REST API.
* `mezzanine-slides`_ - Responsive banner slides app for Mezzanine.
* `mezzyblocks`_ - Another app for adding blocks/modules to Mezzanine.
* `mezzanine-flexipage`_ - Allows designers to manage content areas
in templates.
* `mezzanine-instagram`_ - A simple Instagram app for Mezzanine.
* `mezzanine-wiki`_ - Wiki app for Mezzanine.
* `mezzanine-calendar`_ - Calendar pages in Mezzanine
* `mezzanine-facebook`_ - Simple Facebook integration for Mezzanine.
* `mezzanine-instagram-gallery`_ - Create Mezzanine galleries using
Instagram images.
* `mezzanine-cli`_ - Command-line interface for Mezzanine.
* `mezzanine-categorylink`_ - Integrates Mezzanine's Link pages with
its blog categories.
* `mezzanine-podcast`_ - A simple podcast streamer and manager for
* `mezzanine-linkcollection`_ - Collect links. Feature them. Share
them over RSS.
* `cash-generator`_ - Generate `GnuCash`_ invoices with Mezzanine.
* `mezzanine-foundation`_ - `Zurb Foundation`_ theme for Mezzanine.
* `mezzanine-file-collections`_ - Simple file collection page type
for Mezzanine.
* `mezzanine-wymeditor`_ - `WYMeditor`_ adapted as the rich text
editor for Mezzanine.
* `mezzanine-meze`_ - Adds support for `reStructuredText`_,
`Pygments`_ and more, to Mezzanine's rich text editing.
* `mezzanine-pageimages`_ - Add background and banner images per page
in Mezzanine.
* `mezzanine-protected-pages`_ - Restrict access to pages by group
* `mezzanine-page-auth`_ - A Mezzanine module for add group-level
permission to pages.
* `django-widgy`_ - Widget-oriented content editing. Includes an adapter for
Mezzanine and a powerful form builder.
* `mezzanine-admin-backup`_ - Export your Mezzanine database and assets directly from the admin.
* `mezzanine-mailchimp`_ - Integrate Mezzanine forms with a MailChimp subscription list.


If you would like to make a donation to continue development of
Mezzanine, you can do so via the `Mezzanine Project`_ website.


To report a security issue, please send an email privately to
``_. This gives us a chance to fix the issue and
create an official release prior to the issue being made

For general questions or comments, please join the `mezzanine-users`_
mailing list. To report a bug or other type of issue, please use the
`GitHub issue tracker`_. And feel free to drop by the `#mezzanine
IRC channel`_ on `Freenode`_, for a chat.

Communications in all Mezzanine spaces are expected to conform
to the `Django Code of Conduct`_.

Sites Using Mezzanine

* `Citrus Agency <http:""/>`_
* `Mezzanine Project <http:"">`_
* `Nick Hagianis <http:"">`_
* `Thomas Johnson <http:"">`_
* `Central Mosque Wembley <http:"">`_
* `Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation <http:""/>`_
* `The Source Procurement <http:""/>`_
* `Imageinary <http:"">`_
* `Brad Montgomery <http:"">`_
* `Jashua Cloutier <http:"">`_
* `Alpha & Omega Contractors <http:"">`_
* `Equity Advance <http:""/>`_
* `Head3 Interactive <http:"">`_
* `PyLadies <http:"">`_
* `Ripe Maternity <http:""/>`_
* `Cotton On <http:""/>`_
* `List G Barristers <http:"">`_
* `Tri-Cities Flower Farm <http:"">`_
* ` <http:""/>`_
* ` <http:""/>`_
* ` <http:""/>`_
* `ARA Consultants <http:""/>`_
* `Boîte à Z'images <http:""/>`_
* `The Melbourne Cup <http:""/>`_
* `Diablo News <http:"">`_
* `Goldman Travel <http:""/>`_
* `IJC Digital <http:""/>`_
* `Coopers <http:""/>`_
* `Joe Julian <http:"">`_
* `Sheer Ethic <http:""/>`_
* `Salt Lake Magazine <http:""/>`_
* `Boca Raton Magazine <http:""/>`_
* ` <http:"">`_
* `Elephant Juice Soup <http:"">`_
* `National Positions <http:""/>`_
* `Like Humans Do <http:"">`_
* `Connecting Countries <http:"">`_
* ` <http:"">`_
* `Environmental World Products <http:""/>`_
* `Ross A. Laird <http:"">`_
* `Etienne B. Roesch <http:"">`_
* `Recruiterbox <http:""/>`_
* `Mod Productions <http:""/>`_
* `Appsembler <http:""/>`_
* `Pink Twig <http:"">`_
* `Parfume Planet <http:"">`_
* `Trading 4 Us <http:"">`_
* `Chris Fleisch <http:"">`_
* `Theneum <http:""/>`_
* `My Story Chest <http:"">`_
* `Philip Sahli <http:"">`_
* `Raymond Chandler <http:"">`_
* `Nashsb <http:"">`_
* `AciBASE <http:"">`_
* `Enrico Tröger <http:"">`_
* `Matthe Wahn <http:"">`_
* `Bit of Pixels <http:"">`_
* `European Crystallographic Meeting <http:"">`_
* `Dreamperium <http:"">`_
* `UT Dallas <http:"">`_
* `Go Yama <http:"">`_
* `Yeti LLC <http:""/>`_
* `Li Xiong <http:"">`_
* `Pageworthy <http:"">`_
* `Prince Jets <http:"">`_
* `30 sites in 30 days <http:"">`_
* `St Barnabas' Theological College <http:""/>`_
* `Helios 3D <http:""/>`_
* `Life is Good <http:""/>`_
* `Building 92 <http:""/>`_
* `Pie Monster <http:"">`_
* `Cotton On Asia <http:""/>`_
* `Ivan Diao <http:"">`_
* `Super Top Secret <http:""/>`_
* `Jaybird Sport <http:""/>`_
* `Manai Glitter <https:"">`_
* `Sri Emas International School <http:"">`_
* `Boom Perun <http:"">`_
* `Tactical Bags <http:"">`_
* ` <http:"">`_
* `Sunfluence <http:"">`_
* ` <http:"">`_
* ` <http:"">`_
* `Wdiaz <http:"">`_
* `Hunted Hive <http:""/>`_
* ` <http:"">`_
* `The Beancat Network <http:"">`_
* `Raquel Marón <http:""/>`_
* `EatLove <http:""/>`_
* `Hospitality Quotient <http:""/>`_
* `The Andrew Story <http:""/>`_
* `Charles Koll Jewelry <http:""/>`_
* `Mission Healthcare <http:""/>`_
* `Creuna (com/dk/fi/no/se) <http:""/>`_
* `Coronado School of the Arts <http:""/>`_
* `SiteComb <http:"">`_
* `Dashing Collective <http:""/>`_
* `Puraforce Remedies <http:""/>`_
* `Google's VetNet <http:""/>`_
* `1800RESPECT <http:""/>`_
* `Evenhouse Consulting <http:""/>`_
* `Humboldt Community Christian School <http:"">`_
* `Atlanta's Living Legacy <http:"">`_
* `Shipgistix <http:"">`_
* `Yuberactive <http:"">`_
* `Medical Myth Busters <http:"">`_
* `4player Network <http:""/>`_
* `Top500 Supercomputers <http:"">`_
* `Die Betroffenen <http:"">`_
* ` <http:"">`_
* ` <http:"">`_
* `Dominican Python <http:"">`_
* ` <http:""/>`_
* `Adrenaline <http:""/>`_
* `ACE EdVenture Programme <http:""/>`_
* `Butchershop Creative <http:""/>`_
* `Sam Kingston <http:"">`_
* `Ludwig von Mises Institute <http:"">`_
* `Incendio <http:""/>`_
* `Alexander Lillevik <http:""/>`_
* `Walk In Tromsø <http:"">`_
* `Mandrivia Linux <http:""/>`_
* `Crown Preschool <http:"">`_
* `Coronado Pathways Charter School <http:"">`_
* `Raindrop Marketing <http:"">`_
* `Web4py <http:"">`_
* `The Peculiar Store <http:"">`_
* `GrinDin <http:"">`_
* `4Gume <http:"">`_
* `Skydivo <http:"">`_
* `Noshly <http:"">`_
* `Kabu Creative <http:""/>`_
* `KisanHub <http:""/>`_
* `Your Song Your Story <http:""/>`_
* `Kegbot <http:"">`_
* `Fiz <http:""/>`_
* `Willborn <http:"">`_
* `Copilot Co <http:"">`_
* `Amblitec <http:"">`_
* `Gold's Gym Utah <http:""/>`_
* `Appsin - Blog to Native app <http:""/>`_
* `Take Me East <http:"">`_
* `Code Raising <http:"">`_
* `ZigZag Bags <http:"">`_
* `VerifIP <http:""/>`_
* `Clic TV <http:""/>`_
* `JE Rivas <http:""/>`_
* `Heather Gregory Nutrition <http:"">`_
* `Coronado Island Realty <http:"">`_
* `Loans to Homes <http:"">`_
* `Gensler Group <http:"">`_
* `SaniCo <https:"">`_
* `Grupo Invista <http:"">`_
* `Brooklyn Navy Yard <http:""/>`_
* `MEZZaTHEME <http:""/>`_
* `Nektra Advanced Computing <http:""/>`_
* `Bootstrap ASAP <https:""/>`_
* `California Center for Jobs <http:""/>`_
* `Sam Kingston <http:"">`_
* `Code Juggle DJ <http:"">`_
* `Food News <http:"">`_
* `Australian Discworld Conventions <http:"">`_
* `Distilled <http:""/>`_
* `OpenMRP <http:"">`_
* `Arkade Snowboarding <http:""/>`_
* `Linktective The Link Checker <http:"">`_
* `Zetalab <http:"">`_
* `Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild <http:"">`_
* `Anywhereism <http:"">`_
* `Assistive Listening Device Locator <http:"">`_
* `Frank & Connie Spitzer <http:"">`_
* `Coronado Unified School District <http:"">`_
* `Coronado Inn <http:"">`_
* `Coronado Schools Foundation <http:"">`_
* `Light and Life Christian School <http:"">`_
* `The Morabito Group <http:"">`_
* `Law Offices of Nancy Gardner <http:"">`_
* `Soden & Steinberger APLC <http:"">`_
* `Stalwart Communications <http:"">`_
* `Ubuntu Consultants <http:"">`_
* `Wine a Bit Coronado <http:"">`_
* `Mercury Mastering <http:"">`_
* `Flowgrammable <http:"">`_
* `Shibe Mart <http:"">`_
* `Carlos Isaac Balderas <http:""/>`_
* `Enrico Tröger <http:"">`_


* "I'm enjoying working with Mezzanine, it's good work"
- `Van Lindberg`_, `Python Software Foundation`_ chairman
* "Mezzanine looks like it may be Django's killer app"
- `Antonio Rodriguez`_, ex CTO of `Hewlett Packard`_, founder
of `Tabblo`_
* "Mezzanine looks pretty interesting, tempting to get me off
Wordpress" - `Jesse Noller`_, Python core contributor,
`Python Software Foundation`_ board member
* "I think I'm your newest fan. Love these frameworks"
- `Emile Petrone`_, integrations engineer at `Urban Airship`_
* "Mezzanine is amazing" - `Audrey Roy`_, founder of `PyLadies`_
and `Django Packages`_
* "Mezzanine convinced me to switch from the Ruby world over
to Python" - `Michael Delaney`_, developer
* "Like Linux and Python, Mezzanine just feels right" - `Phil Hughes`_,
Linux For Dummies author, `The Linux Journal`_ columnist
* "Impressed with Mezzanine so far" - `Brad Montgomery`_, founder
of `Work For Pie`_
* "From the moment I installed Mezzanine, I have been delighted, both
with the initial experience and the community involved in its
development" - `John Campbell`_, founder of `Head3 Interactive`_
* "You need to check out the open source project Mezzanine. In one
word: Elegant" - `Nick Hagianis`_, developer


.. _`Django`:
.. _`Django Code of Conduct`:
.. _`BSD licensed`:
.. _`Wordpress`:
.. _`great sites people have built using Mezzanine`:
.. _`Pinax`:
.. _`Mingus`:
.. _`Mezzanine project page`:
.. _`Python`:
.. _`pip`:
.. _`bleach`:
.. _`pytz`:
.. _`tzlocal`:
.. _`django-compressor`:
.. _`Python Imaging Library`:
.. _`grappelli-safe`:
.. _`filebrowser-safe`:
.. _`Grappelli`:
.. _`FileBrowser`:
.. _`South`:
.. _`requests`:
.. _`requests-oauth`:
.. _`pyflakes`:
.. _`pep8`:
.. _`In-line page editing`:
.. _`custom content types`:
.. _`Search engine and API`:
.. _`dashboard`:
.. _`Themes Marketplace`:
.. _`Cartridge`:
.. _`Custom templates`:
.. _`test suite`:
.. _`JVM`:
.. _`Jython`:
.. _`Twitter Bootstrap`:
.. _`Disqus`:
.. _`Gravatar`:
.. _`Google Analytics`:
.. _`Twitter`:
.. _``:
.. _`Akismet`:
.. _`project_template`:
.. _`GitHub`:
.. _`Bitbucket`:
.. _`mezzanine-users`:
.. _``:
.. _`GitHub issue tracker`:
.. _`#mezzanine IRC channel`: irc://
.. _`Freenode`:
.. _`Django coding style`:
.. _`PEP 8`:
.. _`Transiflex`:
.. _`Mezzanine Grid on`:
.. _`Django's internationalization`:
.. _`Python Software Foundation`:
.. _`Urban Airship`:
.. _`Django Packages`:
.. _`Hewlett Packard`:
.. _`Tabblo`:
.. _`The Linux Journal`:
.. _`Work For Pie`:
.. _`virtualenvwrapper`:


.. _`Drum`:
.. _`Hacker News`:
.. _`Reddit`:
.. _`mezzanine-html5boilerplate`:
.. _`mezzanine-html5boilerplate`:
.. _`html5boilerplate project`:
.. _`mezzanine-mdown`:
.. _`Markdown`:
.. _`mezzanine-openshift`:
.. _`Redhat's OpenShift`:
.. _`mezzanine-stackato`:
.. _`ActiveState's Stackato`:
.. _`mezzanine-blocks`:
.. _`mezzanine-widgets`:
.. _`mezzanine-themes`:
.. _`mezzanine-twittertopic`:
.. _`mezzanine-captcha`:
.. _`mezzanine-bookmarks`:
.. _`mezzanine-events`:
.. _`mezzanine-polls`:
.. _`mezzanine-pagedown`:
.. _`PageDown`:
.. _`mezzanine-careers`:
.. _`mezzanine-recipes`:
.. _`mezzanine-slides`:
.. _`mezzyblocks`:
.. _`mezzanine-flexipage`:
.. _`mezzanine-wiki`:
.. _`mezzanine-instagram`:
.. _`mezzanine-calendar`:
.. _`mezzanine-facebook`:
.. _`mezzanine-instagram-gallery`:
.. _`mezzanine-cli`:
.. _`mezzanine-categorylink`:
.. _`mezzanine-podcast`:
.. _`mezzanine-linkcollection`:
.. _`cash-generator`:
.. _`GnuCash`:
.. _`mezzanine-foundation`:
.. _`Zurb Foundation`:
.. _`mezzanine-file-collections`:
.. _`mezzanine-wymeditor`:
.. _`WYMeditor`:
.. _`mezzanine-meze`:
.. _`reStructuredText`:
.. _`Pygments`:
.. _`mezzanine-pageimages`:
.. _`mezzanine-protected-pages`:
.. _`mezzanine-page-auth`:
.. _`django-widgy`:
.. _`mezzanine-admin-backup`:
.. _`mezzanine-mailchimp`:


.. _`Van Lindberg`:
.. _`Antonio Rodriguez`:
.. _`Jesse Noller`:
.. _`Emile Petrone`:
.. _`Audrey Roy`:
.. _`Michael Delaney`:
.. _`John Campbell`:
.. _`Phil Hughes`:  
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