1. Tomas Zulberti
  2. django-apptemplates

Overview

Django apptemplates

django-apptemplates is a Django template loader that allows you to load a template from a specific application. By this you can both extend and override a template at the same time. The default Django loaders require you to copy the entire template you want to override, even if you only want to override one small block.

Based on: http://djangosnippets.org/snippets/1376/

Usage

Template usage example (extend and override Django admin base template):

{% extends "admin:admin/base.html" %}

The part before the colon (:) is the Django app namespace.

Installation and Setup

This package is available from PyPI. To install it simply execute:

$ pip install django-apptemplates

Settings (for Django 1.8+)

TEMPLATES = [
    {
        'BACKEND': 'django.template.backends.django.DjangoTemplates',
        'OPTIONS': {
            'loaders': [
                'apptemplates.Loader',
                'django.template.loaders.filesystem.Loader',
                'django.template.loaders.app_directories.Loader',
            ],
        },
    },
]

Settings (for Django < 1.8)

TEMPLATE_LOADERS = (
    'apptemplates.Loader',
    'django.template.loaders.filesystem.Loader',
    'django.template.loaders.app_directories.Loader',
)

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