New in version 3.2.
Content creation wizards¶
django CMS offers a framework for creating ‘wizards’ - helpers - for content editors.
They provide a simplified workflow for common tasks.
A django CMS Page wizard already exists, but you can create your own for other content types very easily.
Create a content-creation wizard¶
Creating a CMS content creation wizard for your own module is fairly easy.
To begin, create a file in the root level of your module called
cms_wizards.py. In this file, import Wizard as follows:
from cms.wizards.wizard_base import Wizard from cms.wizards.wizard_pool import wizard_pool
Then, simply subclass Wizard, instantiate it, then register it. If you were to
do this for
MyApp, it might look like this:
# my_apps/cms_wizards.py from cms.wizards.wizard_base import Wizard from cms.wizards.wizard_pool import wizard_pool from .forms import MyAppWizardForm from .models import MyApp class MyAppWizard(Wizard): pass my_app_wizard = MyAppWizard( title="New MyApp", weight=200, form=MyAppWizardForm, description="Create a new MyApp instance", ) wizard_pool.register(my_app_wizard)
And you need a form:
# my_apps/forms.py from django import forms class MyAppWizardForm(forms.ModelForm): class Meta: model = MyApp exclude = 
the module name
cms_wizards is special, in that any such-named modules in
your project’s Python path will automatically be loaded, triggering the
registration of any wizards found in them. Wizards may be declared and
registered in other modules, but they might not be automatically loaded.
The above example is using a ModelForm, but you can also use
In this case, you must provide the model class as another keyword argument
when you instantiate the Wizard object.
You must subclass
cms.wizards.wizard_base.Wizard to use it. This is because
each wizard’s uniqueness is determined by its class and module name.
See the Reference section on wizards for technical details of the wizards API.