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Integrating askbot with other Django applications

asked 2011-05-20 18:52:50 -0600

nicafyl gravatar image

I run a web site that I feel would benefit from askbot. The site itself (Drupal based) needs a serious upgrade and I am thinking it might be better to custom build a site using Django, some forum software, askbot and some other (possibly custom) stuff.

Is the idea that askbot will be easy to integrate into such an environment?

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answered 2011-05-20 19:00:02 -0600

Evgeny gravatar image

updated 2011-08-27 20:19:36 -0600

It is quite easy with the one limitation at this point (to be resolved in the future) - that you will have to use askbot's built-in user authentication system.

There is also a point of potential inconvenience: askbot patches the django.contrib.auth.models.User model, which is not a good practice. This needs to be fixed too, but so far I have not heard that this was a showstopper.

Other than that - askbot is a django app, not a dedicated site, it is possible to add other apps to the project.

Python is great, I've switched from php to python a while ago, no regrets.

Thanks.

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