Customizing Django-Fack

Customizing templates

The one thing you’ll probably want to do quickly is to make some custom templates so that the FAQ app “fits” with the rest of your site. Django-Fack uses the following templates:

Template name Use

The base template that all the other included templates extend by default. For a quick and dirty customization you can just override this one template, making sure to provide a content block, and everything’ll look OK.

But to get a more custom feel you’ll probably want to move on


Used by an individual “question” detail page.

The context has one variable, question, which is the Question object.


Used by the view that allows users to submit a question.

The context has the obligatory form variable, which is a form containing topic, text, and answer fields.

faq/submit_thanks.html Shown after a successful FAQ submission. No context.

Shows all the FAQs in a given topic.

  • topic - a Topic.
  • questions - list of Question objects in the given topic.
faq/topic_list.html Shows a list of all topics. Context contains a topic variable, which is a Topic object.

Subclassing FAQ views

All of the views in Django-Fack use class-based generic views and are designed to be extended. Consulting the source is your best bet here: the code’s fairly clear, and prose will only complicate things.

If you do choose to subclass views, you’ll most likely want to write your own URLconf (instead of fack.urls). Remember that if you maintain the names given by the default URLconf all the existing links will continue to work.