django-admin-timeline

A Facebook-like timeline app for Django admin. It’s very similar to built-in feature Daily progress, but then has a nicer templates and infinite scroll implemented. Actions are broken up by day, then by action. Filtering by user (multiple select) and content type (multiple select) is implemented.

Prerequisites

  • Django 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7
  • Python >=2.6.8, 2.7, 3.3

Installation

  1. Install in your virtual environemnt

Latest stable version from PyPI:

$ pip install django-admin-timeline

Latest stable version from bitbucket:

$ pip install -e hg+http://bitbucket.org/barseghyanartur/django-admin-timeline@stable#egg=django-admin-timeline

Latest stable version from github:

$ pip install -e git+https://github.com/barseghyanartur/django-admin-timeline@stable#egg=django-admin-timeline
  1. Add admin_timeline to your INSTALLED_APPS in the global settings.py.
>>> INSTALLED_APPS = (
>>>     # ...
>>>     'admin_timeline',
>>>     # ...
>>> )
  1. Collect the static files by running (see the Troubleshooting section in case of problems):

    $ ./manage.py collectstatic

  2. Override app settings in your global settings module (see the apps.admin_timeline.defaults for the list of settings). As for now, most important of those is NUMBER_OF_ENTRIES_PER_PAGE - number of entries displayer per page (for both non-AJAX and AJAX requests).

  3. Add the following lines to the global urls module:

>>> # Admin timeline URLs. Should be placed BEFORE the Django admin URLs.
>>> (r'^admin/timeline/', include('admin_timeline.urls')),
>>> url(r'^admin/', include(admin.site.urls)),

Demo

In order to be able to quickly evaluate the django-admin-timeline, a demo app (with a quick installer) has been created (works on Ubuntu/Debian, may work on other Linux systems as well, although not guaranteed). Follow the instructions below for having the demo running within a minute.

Grab the latest django_admin_timeline_example_app_installer.sh:

Assign execute rights to the installer and run the django_admin_timeline_example_app_installer.sh:

$ chmod +x django_admin_timeline_example_app_installer.sh

$ ./django_admin_timeline_example_app_installer.sh

Open your browser and test the app.

If quick installer doesn’t work for you, see the manual steps on running the example project.

Troubleshooting

If somehow static files are not collected properly (missing admin_timeline.js and admin_timeline.css files), install the latest stable version from source.

$ pip install -e hg+http://bitbucket.org/barseghyanartur/django-admin-timeline@stable#egg=django-admin-timeline

Usage

After following all installation steps, you should be able to access the admin-timeline by:

An example application is available. See the following directory:

https://github.com/barseghyanartur/django-admin-timeline/tree/stable/example

License

GPL 2.0/LGPL 2.1

Support

For any issues contact me at the e-mail given in the Author section.

Author

Artur Barseghyan <artur.barseghyan@gmail.com>

Screenshots

_images/admin_timeline.png

Documentation

Screenshots are available in documentation:

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