Boxes: Waliki as a (dummy) CMS

The templatetag waliki_box allows to display the body of a wiki page as a portion (a “box”) of a webpage, and a rapid inline edition if the user has the right permission.

The templatetag receives the page’s slug as unique parameter:

{% waliki_box "page/slug" %}

Usage example

Consider a view that renders a template:

urlpatterns = patterns('',
    url(r'^boxes-example/', TemplateView.as_view(template_name="boxes_example.html")),

Where boxes_example.html is as following:

{% extends "base.html" %}
{% load waliki_tags %}

{% block body %}
    <h1>Waliki boxes example</h1>

        <div class="row" style="margin-top: 50px">
            <div class="col-sm-8">
                {% waliki_box "boxes/left" %}
            <div class="col-sm-4">
                {% waliki_box "boxes/right" %}
        <div class="row">
            <div class="col-lg-12">
                {% waliki_box "boxes/footer/"|add:request.user.username %}

{% endblock %}

You can see this example live in the demo site. Note that the demo site applies a ACL rule to limit the edition under the namespace boxes to authenticated users.

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Context dependent boxes

As you can see in the code of the template, the last box is specifically for you, because it will render boxes/footer/<your_username>.

This technique can be used, for example, to display a different content for different languages:

{% waliki_box "my-content/"|add:request.LANGUAGE_CODE %}

This will display my-content/en for English, my-content/es for Spanish, etc.