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django-brevisurl 1.0

django-brevisurl is django app for shortening urls

Latest Version: 2.0.0

django-brevisurl is django app for shortening urls. Brevis is a latin word, which means short, so the name brevisurl == shorturl or url shortener. The actual creating of short url is handled by the shortening backend.

Requirements

  • python 2.7+
  • django

Installation

Install via pypi or copy this module into your project or into your PYTHONPATH.

Put brevisurl into INSTALLED_APPS in your projects settings.py file

INSTALLED_APPS = (
    'localeurl',
    'django.contrib.auth',
    'django.contrib.contenttypes',
    'django.contrib.sessions',
    'django.contrib.sites',
    'django.contrib.admin',
    'django.contrib.sitemaps',
    'web',
    'debug_toolbar',
    'rosetta',
    'south',
    'brevisurl'
)

Run syncdb command to create database tables from brevisurl models

python manage.py syncdb

Configuration

django settings.py constants

# Setting for default brevis backend
BREVISURL_BACKEND = 'brevisurl.backends.local.BrevisUrlBackend' # Default is 'brevisurl.backends.local.BrevisUrlBackend'

# This bypasses Django Site framework and settings.SITE_ID; if set, brevisurl don't use Django Site framework
# but uses this settings insted to generate  absolute urls
BREVISURL_BACKEND_LOCAL_DOMAIN = 'http://brevisurl.net/' # Default is None

# Characters that are used to generate tokens for local backend.
BREVISURL_LOCAL_BACKEND_TOKEN_CHARS = list(string.ascii_letters + string.digits)

# Settings for token length.
BREVISURL_LOCAL_BACKEND_TOKEN_LENGTH = 5

# Settings for url pattern.
BREVISURL_LOCAL_BACKEND_URL_PATTERN = r'^(?P<token>[a-zA-Z0-9]{' + str(LOCAL_BACKEND_TOKEN_LENGTH) + r'})$'

# Protocol for local backend.
BREVISURL_LOCAL_BACKEND_DOMAIN_PROTOCOL = getattr(settings, 'BREVISURL_LOCAL_BACKEND_DOMAIN_PROTOCOL', 'http')

Append brevisurl url patterns to your urls.py at the end of module, if you're using local backend

urlpatterns += patterns('',
    # brevisurl urls
    (r'^', include('brevisurl.urls'))
)

To be able to access brevisurl settings add brevisurl.context_processors.brevisurl_data to your context processors

TEMPLATE_CONTEXT_PROCESSORS = (
    'django.contrib.auth.context_processors.auth',
    'django.core.context_processors.debug',
    'django.core.context_processors.request',
    'django.contrib.messages.context_processors.messages',
    'brevisurl.context_processors.brevisurl_data'
)

Configure site framework

This setting is important for local backend only. At least one Site object must be created and configured as current via settings.SITE_ID. For development/production switching I suggest you to use configuration like this. Setting is also important while using absurl templatag. Domain for absolute url is generated from current Site object.

if DEBUG:
    SITE_ID = 2 # pk for Site object containing your development domain e.g. 'localhost:8000'
else:
    SITE_ID = 1 # pk for Site object containing your production domain e.g. 'www.production.net'

Examples

Example 1

Using programmatic approach

from brevisurl import get_connection

connection = get_connection()
short_url_obj = connection.shorten_url('http://www.codescale.net/')
print short_url_obj.shortened_url

Example 2

Using programmatic approach with shortcut

from brevisurl import shorten_url

shor_url_obj = shorten_url('http://www.codescale.net/')
print shor_url_obj.shortened_url

Example 3

Using brevisurl in templates via filter approach

{% load brevisurltags %}
{% url homepage as homepage_url %}
{{ homepage_url|shorten_url }}

Example 4

Using brevisurl in templates with filtered tag approach. brevisurl comes with special tag called absurl that works exactly the same as url django tag but prepends protocol + domain in front of resovled url path.

{% load brevisurltags %}
{% absurl homepage as homepage_url %}
{{ homepage_url|shorten_url }}

Tests

Tested on evnironment

  • Xubuntu Linux 12.04 LTS precise 64-bit
  • python 2.7.3+
  • python unittest
  • django 1.4.1

Running tests

To run the test run command:

$ python manage.py test brevisurl

Author

char0n (Vladimír Gorej, CodeScale s.r.o.)
 
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