Multisite setup

feincms3-sites allows running a feincms3 site on several domains, with separate page trees etc. on each (if so desired).

Installation and configuration

Install the package:

pip install feincms3-sites

Inherit feincms3-sites’s page model instead of the default feincms3 abstract page. The only difference is that this AbstractPage model has an additional site foreign key, and path uniqueness is enforced per-site:

from feincms3_sites.models import AbstractPage

class Page(..., AbstractPage):

Add feincms3_sites to INSTALLED_APPS and run migrations afterwards:

./ migrate

If you’re using feincms3 apps currently, replace feincms3.apps.apps_middleware with feincms3_sites.middleware.apps_middleware in your MIDDLEWARE. Otherwise, you may want to add feincms3_sites.middleware.site_middleware near the top. Both middleware functions either set to the current feincms3_sites.models.Site instance or raise a Http404 exception.

The default behavior allows matching a single host. The advanced options fieldset in the administration panel of feincms3-sites allows specifying your own regex, allowing matching several hostnames. In this case you may also want to add feincms3_sites.middleware.redirect_to_site_middleware after the middleware mentioned above. If you’re also using the SECURE_SSL_REDIRECT of Django’s own SecurityMiddleware you have to add the redirect_to_site_middleware before SecurityMiddleware.

It is also possible to specify a default site. At most one site is allowed to be the default site. In this case, when no site’s regex matches, the default site is selected instead as a fallback.

Multisite support throughout your code

The most visible change is that calls to have to be replaced by This creates a bit of churn in your code but also ensures that filtering by the current site isn’t forgotten.

Uses of apps_urlconf() in your own code (improbable!) have to be replaced by feincms3_sites.middleware.apps_urlconf_for_site(site).

Default languages for sites

In some configurations it may be useful to specify a default language per site. In this case you should replace django.middleware.locale.LocaleMiddleware with feincms3_sites.middleware.default_language_middleware. This middleware has to be placed after the site_middleware or apps_middleware.

Accessing the site without a request

It might be useful under some circumstances to access a current site instance without passing the request everywhere, similar to django.utils.translation.get_language. This can be easily achieved by writing your own middleware module. I do not want to encourage such usage (I find the explicitness of passing the request or the site desirable, even though it is sometimes annoying), but since there is no question that it might be useful it still is documented here:

from contextlib import contextmanager
from threading import local

_local = local()

def set_current_site(site):
    outer = current_site() = site
    yield = outer

def current_site():
    # Return the default site if is None?
    return getattr(_local, 'site', None)

# Add this middleware after site_middleware or apps_middleware
def current_site_middleware(get_response):
    def middleware(request):
        with set_current_site(
            return get_response(request)
    return middleware