Versioning database content with django-reversionΒΆ

The following steps should be followed to integrate the page module with django-reversion:

  • Add 'reversion' to the list of installed applications.
  • Add 'reversion.middleware.RevisionMiddleware' to MIDDLEWARE_CLASSES.
  • Call Page.register_with_reversion() after all content types have been created (after all create_content_type invocations).

Now, you need to create your own model admin subclass inheriting from both FeinCMS’ PageAdmin and from reversions VersionAdmin:

from django.contrib import admin
from import Page, PageAdmin
from reversion.admin import VersionAdmin

class VersionedPageAdmin(PageAdmin, VersionAdmin):
    pass, VersionedPageAdmin)

The VersionedPageAdmin does not look like the ItemEditor – it’s just raw Django inlines, without any additional JavaScript. Patches are welcome, but the basic functionality needed for versioning page content is there.

Finally, you should ensure that initial revisions are created using django-reversion‘s createinitialrevisions management command.


You should ensure that you’re using a reversion release which is compatible with your installed Django version. The reversion documentation contains an up-to-date list of compatible releases.

The reversion support in FeinCMS requires at least django-reversion 1.6.

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