0.7.2 (unreleased)

  • Nothing changed yet.

0.7.1 (2015-08-18)

  • Fix python 3 compatibility: SortedDict.keys() was returning an iterator instead of a view. This was causing form_builder/forms/XX not to display properly.

0.7.0 (2015-07-31)

  • Possible Breaking Change Updated the django-pyscss dependency. Please see the django-pyscss changelog for documentation on how/if you need to change anything.
  • Django 1.8 compatibility.
  • Python 3 compatibility
  • Django 1.7 is now the minimum supported version
  • Mezzanine 4.0 is now the minimum supported version
  • Content.clone now copies simple many-to-many relationships. If you have a widget with a many-to-many field and an overridden clone method that calls super, you should take this into account. If you have many-to-many relationships that use a custom through table, you will have to continue to override clone to clone those.
  • Backwards Incompatible WidgySite.has_add_permission signature changed.
  • Multisite support
    • One widgy project can now respond to multiple domains. Use cases could be Widgy as a Service or multi-franchise website.
    • This feature depends on Mezzanine multi-tenancy
    • Callouts are now tied to a django site
    • This feature is provided by

0.6.1 (2015-05-01)

  • Fix non-determinism bug with find_media_files.

0.6.0 (2015-04-30)

  • Improved the compatibility error messages [#299, #193]

  • Remove the recommendation to use mezzanine.boot as it was not required [#291]

  • Possible Breaking Change Updated the django-pyscss dependency. Please see the django-pyscss changelog for documentation on how/if you need to change anything.

  • By default, Widgy views are restricted to staff members. Previously any authenticated user was allowed. This effects the preview view and pop out edit view, among others. If you were relying on the ability for any user to access those, override authorize_view in your WidgySite. [#267]:

    class MyWidgySite(WidgySite):
        def authorize_view(self, request, view):
            if not request.user.is_authenticated()
                raise PermissionDenied

0.5.0 (2015-04-17)

  • Backwards Incompatible RichTextPage is no longer unregistered by default in widgy_mezzanine. If you wish to unregister it, you can add the following to your file:

    from django.contrib import admin
    from mezzanine.pages.models import RichTextPage
  • Bugfix: Previously, the Widgy editor would break if CSRF_COOKIE_HTTPONLY was set to True [#311]

  • Switched to py.test for testing. [#309]

0.4.0 (2015-03-12)

  • Django 1.7 support. Requires upgrade to South 1.0 (Or use of SOUTH_MIGRATION_MODULES) if you stay on Django < 1.7. You may have to –fake some migrations to upgrade to the builtin Django migrations. Make sure your database is up to date using South, then upgrade Django and run:

    ./ migrate --fake widgy
    ./ migrate --fake easy_thumbnails
    ./ migrate
  • Support for installing Widgy without the dependencies of its contrib apps. The ‘django-widgy’ package only has dependencies required for Widgy core. Each contrib package has a setuptools ‘extra’. To install everything, replace ‘django-widgy’ with ‘django-widgy[all]’. [#221]

  • Switched to tox for test running and allow running core tests without contrib. [#294]

  • Stopped relying on urls with consecutive ‘/’ characters [#233]. This adds a new urlpattern for widgy_mezzanine’s preview page and form submission handler. The old ones will keep working, but you should reverse with ‘page_pk’ instead of ‘slug’. For example:

    url = urlresolvers.reverse('widgy.contrib.widgy_mezzanine.views.preview', kwargs={
  • Treat help_text for fields in a widget form as safe (HTML will not be escaped) [#298]. If you were relying on HTML special characters being escaped, you should replace help_text="1 is < 2" with help_text=django.utils.html.escape("1 is < 2").

  • Reverse URLs in form_builder admin with consideration for Form subclasses [#274].

0.3.5 (2015-01-30)

Bugfix release:

  • Set model at runtime for ClonePageView and UnpublishView [Rocky Meza, #286]

0.3.4 (2015-01-22)

Bugfix release:

  • Documentation fixes [Rocky Meza and Gavin Wahl]
  • Fixes unintentional horizontal scrolling of Widgy content [Justin Stollsteimer]
  • Increased spacing after widget title paragraphs [Justin Stollsteimer]
  • Fixed styles in ckeditor to show justifications [Zachery Metcalf, #279]
  • Eliminated the margins for InvisibleMixin [Rocky Meza]
  • CSS support for adding fields to Image. [Rocky Meza]
  • Additional mezzanine container style overflow fixes [Justin Stollsteimer]
  • Fix r.js optimization errors with daisydiff [Rocky Meza]
  • Remove delete button from widgypage add form [Gavin Wahl]

0.3.3 (2014-12-22)

Bugfix release:

  • Allow cloning with an overridden WIDGY_MEZZANINE_PAGE_MODEL [Zach Metcalf, #269]
  • SCSS syntax error [Rivo Laks, #271]

0.3.2 (2014-10-16)

Bugfix release:

  • Allow WidgyAdmin to check for ReviewedWidgySite without review_queue installed [Scott Clark, #265]
  • Fix handling of related_name on ProxyGenericRelation [#264]

0.3.1 (2014-10-01)

Bugfix release for 0.3.0. #261, #263.

0.3.0 (2014-09-24)

This release mainly focusses on the New Save Flow feature, but also includes several bug fixes and some nice CSS touch ups. There have been some updates to the dependencies, so please be sure to check the How to Upgrade section to make sure that you get everything updated correctly.

Major Changes

  • New Save Flow Requires upgrading Mezzanine to at least 3.1.10 [Gavin Wahl, Rocky Meza, #241]

    We have updated the workflow for WidgyPage. We consider this an experiment that we can hopefully expand to all WidgyAdmins in the future. We hope that this new save flow is more intuitive and less tedious.

    Screenshot of before:

    Widgy Page Admin Old Save Flow

    Screenshot of after:

    Widgy Page Admin New Save Flow

    As you can see, we have rearranged some of the buttons and have gotten rid of the Published Status button. The new save buttons on the bottom right now will control the publish state as well as the commit status. This means that now instead of committing and saving being a two-step process, it all lives in one button. This should make editing and saving a smoother process. Additionally, we have renamed some buttons to make their intent more obvious.

Bug Fixes

  • Updated overridden directory_table template for django-filer 0.9.6. Requires upgrading django-filer to at least 0.9.6. [Scott Clark, #179]
  • Fix bug in ReviewedVersionTrackerQuerySet.published [Gavin Wahl, #240]
  • Made commit buttons not look disabled [Justin Stollsteimer, #250, #205]
  • (Demo) Added ADD_PAGE_ORDER to demo settings [Zach Metcalf, #248]
  • (Demo) Updated demo project requirements [Scott Clark, #234]
  • Make Widgy’s jQuery private to prevent clashes with other admin extensions [Gavin Wahl, #246]


  • Update recommend ADMIN_MENU_ORDER to clarify django-filer [Gavin Wahl, #249]

How to Upgrade

In this release, widgy has udpated two of its dependencies:

  • The minimum supported version of django-filer is now 0.9.6 (previously 0.9.5).
  • The minimum supported version of Mezzanine is now 3.1.10 (previously 1.3.0).

If you pip install django-widgy==0.3.0, it should upgrade the dependencies for you, but just to be sure, you may want to also run

pip install 'django-filer>=0.9.6' 'Mezzanine>=3.1.10'

to make sure that you get the updates.


Please note that if you are upgrading from an older version of Mezzanine, that the admin center has been restyled a little bit.

0.2.0 (2014-08-04)


  • Widgy is now Apache Licensed

  • Breaking Change Use django-pyscss for SCSS compilation. [Rocky Meza, #175]

    Requires an update to the COMPRESS_PRECOMPILERS setting:

        ('text/x-scss', 'django_pyscss.compressor.DjangoScssFilter'),

    You may also have to update @import statements in your SCSS, because django-pyscss uses a different (more consistent) rule for path resolution. For example, @import 'widgy_common' should be changed to @import '/widgy/css/widgy_common'

  • Added help_text to Section to help user avoid bug [Zach Metcalf, #135]

  • Allow UI to updated based on new data after reposition [Gavin Wahl, #199]

  • Changed Button’s css_classes in shelf [Rocky Meza, #203]

  • Added loading cursor while ajax is in flight [Gavin Wahl, #215, #208]

  • Get rid of “no content” [Gavin Wahl, #206]

  • Use sprites for the widget icons [Gavin Wahl and Rocky Meza, #89, #227]

  • Only show approve/unapprove buttons for interesting commits [Gavin Wahl, #228]

  • Updated demo app to have new design and new widgets [Justin Stollsteimer, Gavin Wahl, Antoine Catton and Rocky Meza, #129, #176]

  • Added cloning for WidgyPages [Gavin Wahl, #235]

  • Use a more realistic context to render pages for search [Gavin Wahl, #166]

  • Add default children to Accordion and Tabs [Rocky Meza, #238]


  • Fix cursors related to dragging [Gavin Wahl, #155]
  • Update safe urls [Gavin Wahl, #212]
  • Fix widgy_mezzanine preview for Mezzanine==3.1.2 [Rocky Meza, #201]
  • Allow RichTextPage in the admin [Zach Metcalf, #197]
  • Don’t assume the response has a content-type header [Gavin Wahl, #216]
  • Fix bug with FileUpload having empty values [Rocky Meza, #217]
  • Fix urlconf_include login_required handling [Gavin Wahl, #200]
  • Patch fancybox to work with jQuery 1.9 [Gavin Wahl, #222]
  • Fix some import errors in SCSS [Rocky Meza, #230]
  • Fix restore page in newer versions of Mezzanine [Gavin Wahl, #232]
  • Use unicode format strings in review queue [Gavin Wahl, #236]


  • Updated quickstart to cover south migrations with easy_thumbnails [Zach Metcalf, #202]
  • Added Proxy Widgy Model Tutorial [Zach Metcalf, #210]

0.1.6 (2014-09-09)

  • Fix migrations containing unsupported KeywordsField from mezzanine [Scott Clark]
  • Rename package to django-widgy

0.1.5 (2013-11-23)

  • Fix Widgy migrations without Mezzanine [Gavin Wahl]
  • Drop target collision detection [Gavin Wahl]
  • Fix Figure and StrDisplayNameMixin [Gavin Wahl]
  • Avoid loading review_queue when it’s not installed [Scott Clark]
  • Fix multi-table inheritance with LinkFields [Gavin Wahl]

0.1.4 (2013-11-04)

  • Add StrDisplayNameMixin

0.1.3 (2013-10-25)

  • Fix image widget validation with the S3 storage backend

0.1.2 (2013-10-23)

  • Fix Widgy admin for static files hosted on a different domain

0.1.1 (2013-10-21)

  • Adjust to fix PyPi install.
  • Fix layout having a unicode verbose_name

0.1.0 (2013-10-18)

First release.

Basic features:

  • Heterogeneous tree editor (widgy)
  • CMS (widgy.contrib.widgy_mezzanine)
  • CMS Plugins (widgy.contrib.urlconf_include)
  • Widgets (widgy.contrib.page_builder)
  • Form builder (widgy.contrib.form_builder)
  • Multilingual pages (widgy.contrib.widgy_i18n)
  • Review queue (widgy.contrib.review_queue)