########################## How to work with templates ########################## Application can reuse cms templates by mixing cms template tags and normal django templating language. static_placeholder ------------------ Plain :ttag:`placeholder` cannot be used in templates used by external applications, use :ttag:`static_placeholder` instead. .. _page_template: CMS_TEMPLATE ------------ ``CMS_TEMPLATE`` is a context variable available in the context; it contains the template path for CMS pages and application using apphooks, and the default template (i.e.: the first template in :setting:`CMS_TEMPLATES`) for non-CMS managed URLs. This is mostly useful to use it in the ``extends`` template tag in the application templates to get the current page template. Example: cms template .. code-block:: html+django {% load cms_tags %} {% cms_toolbar %} {% block main %} {% placeholder "main" %} {% endblock main %} Example: application template .. code-block:: html+django {% extends CMS_TEMPLATE %} {% load cms_tags %} {% block main %} {% for item in object_list %} {{ item }} {% endfor %} {% static_placeholder "sidebar" %} {% endblock main %} ``CMS_TEMPLATE`` memorises the path of the cms template so the application template can dynamically import it. render_model ------------ :ttag:`render_model` allows to edit the django models from the frontend by reusing the django CMS frontend editor.