Create your own content node

A content node is a simple django-model. No quirks. If you want to use a title and a textfield as your content-node, define a new model Entry in your application myproject:

from django.db import models
from django.contrib import admin
from django.utils.encoding import python_2_unicode_compatible

class Entry(models.Model):
    title = models.CharField(max_length=255, blank=True)
    content = models.TextField(blank=True)

    def __str__(self):
        return self.title


django-generic-flatblocks creates an empty content-node upon first request, so make sure each field has either it’s default value or allow blank=True. Don’t forget to register your Model in the admin backend, if you want to edit it there.

Then create a template myproject/entry/flatblock.html in your template directory. This template is the default template to render the content node, if you do not provide a unique template for it (with argument).

In this template are all context-variables from the parent template available plus some extra variables. See arguments/with above for details.

A common template source for the content node would be:

<h1>{{ object.title }}</h1>
{{ object.content|safe }}

{% if admin_url %}<a href="{{ admin_url }}">edit this</a>{% endif %}

In your templates, create a new content node using the templatetag:

{% gblock "about_me" for "myproject.Entry" %}

For some pre defined nodes see Contributed content nodes