Stoat allows you to create your own models that have a ForeignKey field pointing to stoat.models.Page and display them as inlines on the Page admin.

This can be useful if you want to allow an arbitrary number of a certain kind of data to be attached to a Page. We’ll use the idea of a “sidebar link” as an example.

Creating Models

The first step is to create the SidebarLink model and make sure it has a ForeignKey to stoat.models.Page.

IMPORTANT: You must use a string when specifying the model for the ForeignKey, and not try to import stoat.models.Page directly, otherwise you’ll get circular imports.

Here’s a sample of a simple file for our SidebarLink example:

from django.db import models

class SidebarLink(models.Model):
    title = models.CharField(max_length=140)
    link = models.URLField(verify_exists=True)
    page = models.ForeignKey('stoat.Page')

Creating Admins

The next step is to create the inline admin class as normal.

Here’s a sample file for our example:

from django.contrib import admin
from models import SidebarLink

class SidebarLinkInline(admin.TabularInline):
    model = SidebarLink
    extra = 1

Both TabularInline and StackedInline will work, and you can configure the inline however you like.

Configuring Stoat

To tell Stoat to use this inline, you add a field to your template definition in

    'Default': ['default.html', [
        ['Heading',       'char'],
        ['Body',          'ckeditor', { 'required': True }],
        ['Sidebar Links', 'inline', { 'import': 'sidebar.admin.SidebarLinkInline' }],

The definition for our new inline on its own looks like this:

['Sidebar Links', 'inline', { 'import': 'sidebar.admin.SidebarLinkInline' }],

The field options must contain the full path to import the inline.

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