8. Content creation wizards#
Content creation wizards allow you to make use of the toolbar’s Create button in your own applications. It opens up a simple dialog box with the basic fields required to create a new item.
django CMS uses it for creating Pages, but you can add your own models to it.
polls_cms_integration application, add a
from django import forms from polls.models import Poll class PollWizardForm(forms.ModelForm): class Meta: model = Poll exclude = 
Then add a
cms_wizards.py file, containing:
from cms.wizards.wizard_base import Wizard from cms.wizards.wizard_pool import wizard_pool from polls_cms_integration.forms import PollWizardForm class PollWizard(Wizard): pass poll_wizard = PollWizard( title="Poll", weight=200, # determines the ordering of wizards in the Create dialog form=PollWizardForm, description="Create a new Poll", ) wizard_pool.register(poll_wizard)
Refresh the Polls page, hit the Create button in the toolbar - and the wizard dialog will open, offering you a new wizard for creating Polls.
Once again, this particular example is for illustration only. In the case of a Poll, with its multiple Questions associated with it via foreign keys, we really want to be able to edit those questions at the same time too.
That would require a much more sophisticated form and processing than is possible within the scope of this tutorial.