Satchmo Blog | June

Satchmo Site Upgrade June 22, 2009

This weekend, I completed some changes to the Satchmo site. The Django code running the site was all pre 1.0 so I knew there were some tweaks I needed to make to bring it up to 1.1 standards. For the most part, it wasn't too terribly bad. Outside of some minor syntax changes with the admin app, the biggest change was updating comments to the new django code base. I ended up using django-threadedcomments for the new comment functionality. After a bit of tinkering, I did get it up and running and am hopeful that it will be useful for the discussion. The other component that took a lot of time was figuring out how to dump and load all the posts and comments. Through the magic of dumpdata, loaddata and modifying the json files, it seems to have worked out pretty well. Outside of the basic cleanup and new threaded comments, the newest feature to the site is an enhanced store gallery - If you haven't looked at the variety and sophistication of the Satchmo stores in the wild, I highly encourage you to do it.