Use MEDIA_URL in flatpages

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from django import template
from django.conf import settings
from django.template.defaultfilters import stringfilter

register = template.Library()

@register.filter
@stringfilter
def media_url(value):
    """Searches for {{ MEDIA_URL }} and replaces it with the MEDIA_URL from settings.py"""
    return value.replace('{{ MEDIA_URL }}', settings.MEDIA_URL)
media_url.is_safe = True

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Comments

robhudson (on March 23, 2008):

@kylefox: I think you missed the point of this snippet... since the content comes from the database via flatpage's content field, the interpretation of any Django template code doesn't happen -- it only happens on actual templates themselves. Since this is content being displayed in the template, Django isn't going to run the content through a Template processor.

So all this snippet does is search and replace {{ MEDIA_URL }} in the content with its appropriate setting value. A context processor isn't going to be able to do that.

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kylefox (on March 24, 2008):

Gotcha.

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justinguru (on July 5, 2013):

thanks! Lookboard

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