Working with rich content

This section contains an in-depth discussion of the architecture and design decisions behind GLAMkit’s enterprise-level tools for working with content.

Debugging tip - finding what view is used

In an ecosystem as rich as GLAMkit’s, it can often be confusing to figure out which view is rendered by which URL. To track this down:

  1. Try: show_urls

    which lists all the URL patterns with their corresponding view.

  2. If the URL is covered by a non-obvious catch-all, then it’s probably a Page, as they can be mounted at any URL point. The URL for a Page is normally its slug concatenated with the slugs of its parents, but Pages can specify any URL as in url_override. You can see if a Page matches by running:


    and then look at the page_type_plugins file; for the Page model to see what Plugin is used. The get_response() method of the plugin is the view.

  3. As a last resort, enable debug_toolbar and review the list of templates to see what is being rendered, and search the codebase for the template name to see where it is used.

    However, note that Layout objects store the template name in the database. If you see a layouts path in your template name, there is a chance that it’s specified by a Layout object. In that case, look in the Layout object’s properties (or its admin) to determine which kinds of content can use that layout.