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django-minipub 1.2

Django-minipub is a MINImalist PUBlication control system for Django.

Django-minipub
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Django-minipub is a **mini**-malist **pub**-lication control system for Django.

Let's explain it with an example: you have a 'news' application, with an
Article model. In the admin interface, Minipub will add this fieldset:

.. image:: docs/img/minipub-fieldset.png

All articles will then have the following 3 fields:

- status: usually ``draft`` or ``published``.
- start: start date.
- end: end date; optional.

Articles will only be visible in the public website **if** they are ``published``
**and** today's date is between the start and end dates.

In addition, we have a fieldset for showing various read-only status fields:

.. image:: docs/img/minipub-status-fieldset.png

These can be of use for tracking changes to an Article.

And that's it... Minipub is simply a few fields on a Model Mixin, together with plenty of code - in the models,
views, admin and sitemap - to make the best use of it, that you will hopefully reuse
again and again throughout a project.

What can I use it for?
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Here are some examples of Minipub at work:

- `Controlling the publication of the Events for a F1 racetrack <http: www.silverstone.co.uk="" events=""/>`_.
- `Controlling when job offers are displayed <http: www.ipglobal-ltd.com="" en="" about="" careers=""/>`_.
- `Minutes of the meetings of a residents association website <http: www.saphra.org.uk="" meetings=""/>`_.

Alternatives
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There are several similar projects that take slightly different approaches
to publication control; usually they introduce more sophisticated control. A well-known
example is `django-reversion <https: github.com="" etianen="" django-reversion="">`_.

Minipub is a very basic publication control tool, but works well on several production
websites. Its author has found it be a decent compromise between a tool that's too
basic to be useful, and too complex to be understood by its intended end users.

Installation and usage
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