About TGApp-Smallpress

SmallPress is a Pluggable Minimalistic Blog for TurboGears2. It implements articles with Attachments and Tags support. Uses CKEditor for content editing.


tgapp-smallpress can be installed both from pypi or from bitbucket:

easy_install tgapp-smallpress

should just work for most of the users

Plugging Smallpress

In your application config/ import plug:

from tgext.pluggable import plug

Then at the end of the file call plug with smallpress:

plug(base_config, 'smallpress')

Run paster setup-app development.ini again to create the tables related to smallpress and start the application. You will be able to access the blog section at http://localhost:8080/smallpress. Management gui will be available when logged with an user inside the smallpress Group.

Enabling Whoosh Indexing

SmallPress has bult in posts indexing whoosh based. If you have Whoosh installed it will be used to perform indexing of the articles for better lookup in search functions.

When enabled Whoosh will store its index into /tmp/smallpress_whoosh you can change this path by changing the smallpress_whoosh_index variable in your configuration file.

Multiple Blogs Support

By default smallpress will work with only one blog, but it supports a preliminary multiple blogs implementation. Search and TagCloud will be shared by all the blogs, but it is possible to filter the articles of only one blog and manage only its articles.

To create a blog access /smallpress/blogs and create a new one, you will then be able to access the subblog and manage it by accessing /smallpress/blogname

Exposed Partials

Smallpress exposed a bunch of partials which can be used to render pieces of the blogging system anywhere in your application:

  • smallpress.partials:articles -> Renders the list of articles
  • smallpress.partials:article_preview -> Renders the preview of an article
  • smallpress.partials:tagcloud -> Renders the blog tagcloud section
  • smallpress.partials:search -> Renders the blog search section