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sveedocuments 0.9.13

Django application to manage documents in ReStructuredText

Latest Version: 1.1.1


Sveetchies-documents is a Django application to manage text documents. It work almost like a Wiki.


  • Usage of the ReStructuredText docutils parser;
  • Templates builded with Foundation5;
  • Rich editor djangocodemirror;
  • Nice forms with django-crispy-forms;
  • Usage of autobreadcrumbs;
  • Optional usage of Assets bundles with django-assets;
  • Usage of the Django cache system for the parser rendering;
  • A management board ready to use in frontend;
  • Two kind of documents :
    • Page : For full page documents with children pages in a sitemap tree;
    • Insert : For documents to insert as fragment in your templates;
  • Simple collaborative way (History, authoring) for Pages;
  • Templatetags to use documents in your templates;
  • Global or ‘per object’ moderation on categories, threads and messages;
  • Internationalized (English and French for now);


Optionnally :

  • django-assets to use Assets bundles instead of plain assets, you will have to load these bundles instead of raw asset files, perform this with overriding sveedocuments/assets_css.html and sveedocuments/assets_js.html in your project templates directory.
  • South to perform database migrations for next releases;


Add it to your installed apps in your project settings :


Add django-guardian settings (see its doc for more details) :

    'django.contrib.auth.backends.ModelBackend', # this is default


And add the djangocodemirror required settings :

DJANGOCODEMIRROR_USER_SETTINGS_COOKIE_NAME = "djangocodemirror_user_settings"
    'sveetchies-documents-edit-page': {
        'mode': 'rst',
        'csrf': 'CSRFpass',
        'preview_url': ('sveedocuments:preview',),
        'quicksave_url': ('sveedocuments:page-quicksave',),
        'quicksave_datas': 'DJANGOCODEMIRROR_OBJECT',
        'lineWrapping': True,
        'lineNumbers': True,
        'search_enabled': True,
        'help_link': ('sveedocuments:help',),
        'settings_url': ('sveedocuments:editor-settings', [], {}),
    'sveetchies-documents-edit-insert': {
        'mode': 'rst',
        'csrf': 'CSRFpass',
        'preview_url': ('sveedocuments:preview',),
        'quicksave_url': ('sveedocuments:insert-quicksave',),
        'quicksave_datas': 'DJANGOCODEMIRROR_OBJECT',
        'lineWrapping': True,
        'lineNumbers': True,
        'search_enabled': True,
        'help_link': ('sveedocuments:help',),
        'settings_url': ('sveedocuments:editor-settings', [], {}),
CODEMIRROR_SETTINGS['sveetchies-documents-add-page'] = CODEMIRROR_SETTINGS['sveetchies-documents-edit-page'].copy()
CODEMIRROR_SETTINGS['sveetchies-documents-add-page']['quicksave_url'] = None
CODEMIRROR_SETTINGS['sveetchies-documents-add-insert'] = CODEMIRROR_SETTINGS['sveetchies-documents-edit-insert'].copy()
CODEMIRROR_SETTINGS['sveetchies-documents-add-insert']['quicksave_url'] = None

Also you can overrides app settings to change some behaviors, see sveedocuments.local_settings to see what you can override in your project settings like DOCUMENTS_PAGE_TEMPLATES to add new templates to use to build your pages.

Optionnally if you plan to use autobreadcrumbs, register its context processor in settings :


Finally mount its urls into your main :

import autobreadcrumbs

urlpatterns = patterns('',
    (r'^documents/', include('sveedocuments.urls', namespace='sveedocuments')),

The first two lines are for the autobreadcrumbs autodiscover remove them if you don’t plan to use it.



sveedocuments make usage of django-guardian to manage ‘per object permissions’ or ‘global permissions’.

Actually you need to use the Django admin and be a staff user with the right permissions for managing Page or Insert objects to add these permissions for your users.

And so, you can add the needed permissions globally to the all documents within each user accounts. Or you can add a permission for a specific object in its edit page (in Django admin) using the link named Object permissions.

  • All users can see the sitemap and visible pages;
  • Users with sveedocuments.add_page permission can create new pages;
  • Users with sveedocuments.change_page permission can edit pages, add them new attachment item or delete them;
  • Users with sveedocuments.delete_page permission can create delete pages;

Others Page’s and Insert’s model permissions have no roles on frontend.

Permission error response

Permission error is rendered though a 403.html template that is allready embedded within this app, you can override it in your project with adding your custom 403.html template in your project templates directory.

Also you can use another template name, you will have to define its name in settings.GUARDIAN_TEMPLATE_403 (yes, this is a setting from django-guardian, see its doc for more details).


sveedocuments use Django signals to send signals when a Page object or an Insert object is updated (when created or edited), you can listen to them to perform some tasks. These signals are :

  • sveedocuments.models.documents_page_update_signal for Page updates;
  • sveedocuments.models.documents_insert_update_signal for Insert updates;
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