A Python content management system designed for kirsle.net featuring a blog, comments and photo albums. https://rophako.kirsle.net/
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# Rophako
A simplistic content management system designed for
[kirsle.net](http://www.kirsle.net/).
Rophako is [Azulian](http://www.kirsle.net/wizards/translator.html) for
"website." Pronounce it however you like. I pronounce it "roe-fa-koe."
8 years ago
This project is currently in "beta" status. It is currently powering kirsle.net
and a couple other small sites.
Check out Rophako's official homepage and example site:
[rophako.kirsle.net](http://rophako.kirsle.net/)
# Installation
`pip install -r requirements.txt`
These may need to be installed for the dependencies to build:
**Fedora:** `libffi-devel libjpeg-devel libpng-devel`
# Server Configuration
Instructions and tips are currently available for the Apache web server.
See [Apache.md](https://github.com/kirsle/rophako/blob/master/Apache.md) for
information.
Copy the file `config-sample.py` as a file named `config.py`, and edit
its contents to set up your site. It's very important that you change the
`SECRET_KEY` variable, as this is used to sign the session cookies and
prevent people from tampering with them. The config script is well-documented
with comments explaining what all the options do.
## Plugins
The various site features in Rophako are delegated out into pluggable
modules. Your `config.py` should call a `load_plugin()` method for each
plugin you want your site to use.
The core plugins `admin` and `accounts` are *always* loaded automatically.
The other built-in plugins like `blog`, `photo`, and `comment` are optional
but are enabled by default in the sample config file.
Each of the built-in plugins are loaded as Flask blueprints, and the plugin
specifies where it attaches its endpoint to within its own code, i.e. the
blog plugin will attach to the `/blog` URI. For loading the built-in plugins
in your site, just refer to them by name:
```python
load_plugin("rophako.modules.blog")
```
Plugins are assumed to be Flask blueprint modules, which use the variable
name `mod` to hold their Blueprint object. If your plugin isn't a blueprint,
and you simply want it to be imported and run (i.e. perhaps it manipulates
the `app` object directly to specify its endpoints), use the parameter
`as_blueprint=False`. An example of this is with `kirsle_legacy.py` which
defines legacy endpoints for kirsle.net for backwards compatible URIs:
```python
load_plugin("kirsle_legacy", as_blueprint=False)
```
Finally, blueprint plugins can keep their own templates bundled within their
module's folder. All of the built-in plugins do this -- it means that, for
example, if you elect *not* to include the `photo` plugin, that the endpoints
for its URIs (i.e. `/photos/album`) will give 404 responses.
You can specify the template path for your blueprint's templates as a
`template_path` parameter to `load_plugin()`. By default, the module's name
is converted into a path and a `/templates` folder is appended. So for
example, the blog's template path becomes `rophako/modules/blog/templates`.
This works fine for built-in modules (as your working directory will be the
root of your Flask application), but hasn't been tested for third party
modules.
# Create the Admin User
Once the web app is up and running, navigate to the `/account/setup` URL
to create the admin user account. Once the admin account has been created,
the `/account/setup` path can't be used anymore. Additional user accounts
can be created by the admin users at the `/admin` URL.
# Building Your Site
Rophako has a dual templating system. When the Rophako CMS wants to render
a template (for example, `blog/entry.html`), it will look inside your
`SITE_ROOT` path first for that template, before falling back to the default
site templates inside the `rophako/www` path.
All of the core features of Rophako (user account, blog, photo albums,
comments, etc.) exist in the default site, so the CMS is already fully
functional out-of-the-box. You can override files in the default site by
putting files with the same name in your `SITE_ROOT` folder. For example,
the default `SITE_ROOT` is set to the "site/www" folder in the git repo, and
if you put a file at `site/www/layout.html` there, it will change the web
design template for the Rophako site. A file at `site/www/index.html` will
change the index page of your site away from the default.
# Copyright
Rophako CMS
Copyright (C) 2014 Noah Petherbridge
This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or
(at your option) any later version.
This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the
GNU General Public License for more details.
You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software
Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place, Suite 330, Boston, MA 02111-1307 USA