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Upgrading to 1.0

Version 1.0 includes of bunch of changes, some of which are not backwards compatible. This migration guide will try to help you upgrade your stories to 1.0.

Before we install the new version of stories, we need to determine which parts will need your attention. While there are no schema changes to stories and relations in 1.0, there are, however, some steps that need to be taken to ensure everything stays the same.

Ensureing story models are correctly configured

If you using django-categories

The setting USE_CATEGORIES has been removed, instead you will need to use the categories to register the fields you once had. These fields were hard coded into stories as primary_category and categories. Here is an example of what you can do

       'stories.story': {
           'name': 'primary_category', 'related_name': 'primary_category'
       'M2M_REGISTRY': {
           'stories.story': {
           'name': 'categories', 'related_name': 'categories'

If you using story relations

relations are now a seperate app within stories, you must add stories.relations to your INSTALLED_APPS


If you using django-south

stories is now south enabled, however, there are some things you will need to know about how the initial migration runs. While you will be faking the initial migration, since your upgrading, these points are good to know.

  1. In order to sync the configurable authors model, the initial migration contains some custom bits. Bascially, the db columns that are created, need to be what django expects them to be. By default, auth.User model is used, which makes a table with fields user_id and story_id. If we use a custom model called BasicUser, for example, django expects the db columns to be basicuser_id and story_id.
  2. It is now the responsability of django-categories to sync the category fields and not stories. There is nothing special you have to do to get the fields to sync, categories includes a post_syncdb signal to sync the fields for you. Note: this signal is only run when using south.
  3. Relations have there own migrations. The models for relations set the db_table meta attribute to stories_storyrelation and not what it would normally (because of the location of the app being inside stories).

Ensuring functionality

The only requirement now is BeautifullSoup, all the others were removed. If you expect reversion, tinymce or categories to be installed via stories requirements, please update any site specific requirements file to include these packages.

If you using TinyMCE

django-tinymce was removed as a dependance of stories and therefore removed as the default widget for the body field. In order to get TinyMCE to render the body field you will need to supply WIDGET setting.

    'WIDGET': '',

If your using Relations

The relation template tags have moved into the relations app within stories. Any instance of {% load stories %} needs to be replaced with {% load story_relation_tags %}. The tag names are still the same and function the same

If your using STORY_ORDERING setting

The setting STORY_ORDERING was renamed to simply ORDERING

If your using the author property of the story model

While the property stil exists and functions the same, it was rather dumb in the way it worked. There is a new property called author_display which renders out a template you can use. This will be if you want to use a custom author model