Settings

Flamingo manages its settings in plain python files. Settings are project specific and hold informations like where the content files are stored, where the output should be written to and which plugins are installed.

Naming Conventions

All settings should be uppercase. If a setting has no prefix or the prefix DEFAULT_ you are free to change them. If a setting is prefixed CORE_ it is used to implement flamingo core features.

For example the variable CORE_PLUGINS holds a list of plugins that implement parts of the meta data handling, handling of static files, hooks etc. If you change this list, you should know what you are doing.

DEFAULT_PLUGINS holds a selection of plugins the most users will need. If you don't need them, you are free to clear or modify this list.

PLUGINS holds a list of user activated plugins and is empty by default.

Overlaying Settings

Most of flamingo command line tools come with an option -s for settings, which can be one or more python files.

Let's say you have two settings files named settings.py und debug.py.

# settings.py

DEBUG = False

PLUGINS = [
    'plugin1',
    'plugin2',
]
# debug.py

DEBUG = True

PLUGINS.append('debug_plugin')

If you call flamingo flamingo build -s settings.py debug.py, debug.py will override settings.py like this:

# settings.py + debug.py

DEBUG = True

PLUGINS = [
    'plugin1',
    'plugin2',
    'debug_plugin',
]

Default Settings

Paths

DEFAULT_PLUGINS = 
['flamingo.plugins.HTML',
 'flamingo.plugins.Yaml',
 'flamingo.plugins.reStructuredText',
 'flamingo.plugins.rstInclude',
 'flamingo.plugins.rstImage',
 'flamingo.plugins.rstFile',
 'flamingo.plugins.rstLink']

this are the default plugins

CONTENT_ROOT = 
'content'

flamingo will search for content here recursivly

CONTENT_PATHS = 
[]

if set, flamingo will only parse the defined paths

OUTPUT_ROOT = 
'output'

flamingo will write the rendered HTML here

MEDIA_ROOT = 
'media'

flamingo will copy all media files used in content objects here

STATIC_ROOT = 
'output/static'

flamingo will copy all static files of activated themes here

Plugins

CORE_PLUGINS_PRE = 
['flamingo.core.plugins.layers.PreBuildLayers',
 'flamingo.core.plugins.MetaDataDefaults']

these plugins implement basic flamingo features

you can change this list if you are a developer and know what you are doing

DEFAULT_PLUGINS = 
['flamingo.plugins.HTML',
 'flamingo.plugins.Yaml',
 'flamingo.plugins.reStructuredText',
 'flamingo.plugins.rstInclude',
 'flamingo.plugins.rstImage',
 'flamingo.plugins.rstFile',
 'flamingo.plugins.rstLink']

these plugins are the default selection of flaming plugins, the most users will need

you are free to change this list

PLUGINS = 
[]

list of user installed plugins

CORE_PLUGINS_POST = 
['flamingo.core.plugins.Media',
 'flamingo.core.plugins.Static',
 'flamingo.core.plugins.layers.PostBuildLayers']

these plugins implement basic flamingo features

you can change this list if you are a developer and know what you are doing

SKIP_HOOKS = 
[]

Parsing

USE_CHARDET = 
False

if enabled, chardet gets used to detect file types while parsing content files

FOLLOW_LINKS = 
True

control if flamingo should follow filesystem links while searching for content files

DEDENT_INPUT = 
False

control if flamingo should try to dedent a content file while parsing

HTML_PARSER_RAW_HTML = 
False

if set to True the HTML parser won't process the HTML content of html content files

Templating

TEMPLATING_ENGINE = 
'flamingo.core.templating.Jinja2'
PRE_RENDER_CONTENT = 
True

if set to True, templating syntax in content files is available

CORE_THEME_PATHS = 
['/home/fsc/devel/flamingo/flamingo/theme']
THEME_PATHS = 
[]
DEFAULT_TEMPLATE = 
'page.html'
DEFAULT_PAGINATION = 
25
EXTRA_CONTEXT = 
{}
JINJA2_EXTENSIONS = 
[]