The purpose of this package is to handle in some way mentions to users in a text field of a model. You can choose the model you want, the field you want to listen to mentions, the pattern you use to codify the mention and the callback to notify to your app.
The package will notify to callback function each time there is a mention in this field of the model. Then you can act accordingly on your application requisites.
The full documentation is at https://django-mentions.readthedocs.io.
pip install django-mentions
To use django-mentions in a project, add it to your INSTALLED_APPS:
INSTALLED_APPS = ( ... 'mentions', ... )
Define a signal for the callback
from django.dispatch import receiver from django.core.signals import request_finished @receiver(request_finished) def post_detect_mention_callback(sender, **kwargs): """ You will receive information of the mention user_from: kwargs.get('user_from') User that mentions object_pk: kwargs.get('object_pk') User's Pk that has been mentioned target: kwargs.get('target') The object where the mention was made """ # Your code here
Register a model and field in which you want to detect mentions. You can override the pattern if you want.
from django.apps import AppConfig from mentions.registry import register class MyAppConfig(AppConfig): name = 'myapp' def ready(self): model = Post field = 'description' callback = post_detect_mention_callback register(model, field, callback)
At this point the library will notify to the callback each time there is a mention in the field of the registered model. Thats all! :)
def register(model, field, callback, pattern): """ This method handles the mentions about the model in the field and notify to the callback when there is any mention Parameters ---------- model : Models The model to register for detect mentions field : str Field of the model to detect mentions callback : function Callback function to notify when there are mentions pattern : regular expression The pattern to codify the mentions (default r'class="mention" data-user=[\'"]?([^\'" >]+)') """
Does the code actually work?
source <YOURVIRTUALENV>/bin/activate (myenv) $ pip install tox (myenv) $ tox