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asked 2017-10-10 17:40:07 -0600

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Hello Friends:

I'm trying AskBot v0.10.2.

Just FYI that I saw this solution from a long while ago, but maybe it no longer works:

If you activate the OpenStack theme/skin, the footer is located here (after running python collectstatic):

  1. When I edit that file, it doesn't change on the site no matter what I do. I have tried clearing caches everywhere, too. (By the way, I'm using nginx and uWSGI).
  2. Next, I tried using the custom footer LIVESETTINGS option, and pasting in a trivially edited version of that same footer.html file, and again absolutely nothing changes on the site.

(Note: I'm open to suggestions on clearing out nginx, uWSGI and askbot's caches, in case I did something incorrectly).

What am I missing on how to change the footer? It refuses to update.

Thank you! =:)

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answered 2017-10-10 19:09:46 -0600

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I figure it out. Answer:

I personally use the ASKBOT_EXTRA_SKINS_DIR and STATICFILES_DIRS to add additional templates, including the OpenStack template. So with that said, the solution is:

  1. vi ${ASKBOT_EXTRA_SKINS_DIR}/openstack/templates/widgets/footer.html (Make your modifications).
  2. cd ${ASKBOT_HOME}
  3. python collectstatic --settings live (Note: I inherit from into

And that works. Note that every time you make an update (i.e. perform step-1), you'll have to follow it up by doing steps 2 and 3, as well.

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