Entries published on June 7, 2006
Django tips: Write better template tags
Django‘s template tags are a great way to handle things that don’t always make sense being in a view. If you want to have, say, a list of recently-added content which appears in a sidebar or footer on every page of a site, it’d be crazy to manually change every view to fetch that content and add it to the template context; a template tag is definitely the way to go.
For example, in the footer of every page on this site, I pull out the five most recent entries ...