django CMS

django-html5-appcache supports django CMS out-of-the-box.

django CMS integration delivers support for all the the default plugins; to enable your own plugins see django CMS plugins below.



To enable, add the following to INSTALLED_APPS:

  • html5_appcache.packages.cms
  • html5_appcache.packages.filer (if you use django-filer)
  • html5_appcache.packages.cmsplugin_filer (if you use cmsplugin_filer)


If you use applications hooked to django CMS AppHooks, you have to write the AppCache class; if you use the sitemap method to discover the urls, you must add conditional urls loading to the main````.

As the scraping uses the internal testserver to deliver the contents, Apphooks are not hooked so you have to provide an alternate method to attach the urls.

For this purpose use the following snippet:

if getattr(settings, 'HTML5_APPCACHE_OVERRIDDEN_URLCONF', False):
    urlpatterns += patterns('',
        url(r'^my-url', include("my-app.urls")),

Where my-url is the url where the apphook is attached to, and my-app.urls is the urlconf of you application. Repeat for every attached apphook and for every slug they are attached to.

django CMS plugins

To enable cache invalidation for your own plugins, you must create an AppCache class for your plugin models too.

The example below is the implementation of an appcache for django CMS text plugin:

from html5_appcache import appcache_registry
from html5_appcache.appcache_base import BaseAppCache
from cms.plugins.text.models import Text

class CmsTextAppCache(BaseAppCache):
    models = (Text, )

    def signal_connector(self, instance, **kwargs):