Extend and customize using Django and Python. Contribute your changes upstream so that everybody can benefit. This reduces your maintenance costs; code in Weblate is taken care of when changing internal interfaces or refactoring the code.
Neither internal interfaces nor templates are considered a stable API. Please review your own customizations for every upgrade, the interfaces or their semantics might change without notice.
Creating a Python module
If you are not familiar with Python, you might want to look into Python For Beginners, explaining the basics and pointing to further tutorials.
To write some custom Python code (called a module), a
place to store it is needed, either in the system path (usually something like
/usr/lib/python3.9/site-packages/) or in the Weblate directory, which
is also added to the interpreter search path.
Better yet, turn your customization into a proper Python package:
Create a folder for your package (we will use weblate_customization).
Within it, create a
setup.pyfile to describe the package:
from setuptools import setup setup( name="weblate_customization", version="0.0.1", author="Your name", author_email="email@example.com", description="Sample Custom check for Weblate.", license="GPLv3+", keywords="Weblate check example", packages=["weblate_customization"], )
Create a folder for the Python module (also called
weblate_customization) for the customization code.
Within it, create a
__init__.pyfile to make sure Python can import the module.
This package can now be installed using pip install -e. More info to be found in Editable installs.
Once installed, the module can be used in the Weblate configuration (for example
Your module structure should look like this:
weblate_customization ├── setup.py └── weblate_customization ├── __init__.py ├── addons.py └── checks.py
You can find an example of customizing Weblate at <https://github.com/WeblateOrg/customize-example>, it covers all the topics described below.
Changing the logo
Create a simple Django app containing the static files you want to overwrite (see Creating a Python module).
Branding appears in the following files:
Logo shown in the navigation bar.
Web icons depending on screen resolution and web-browser.
Web icon used by legacy browsers.
Avatars for bots or anonymous users. Some web-browsers use these as shortcut icons.
Used in notifications e-mails.
Add it to
INSTALLED_APPS = ( # Add your customization as first "weblate_customization", # Weblate apps are here… )
weblate collectstatic --noinput, to collect static files served to clients.
Custom quality checks, add-ons and auto-fixes
To install your code for Custom automatic fixups, Writing own checks or Writing add-on in Weblate:
Place the files into your Python module containing the Weblate customization (see Creating a Python module).
Add its fully-qualified path to the Python class in the dedicated settings (
# Checks CHECK_LIST += ("weblate_customization.checks.FooCheck",) # Autofixes AUTOFIX_LIST += ("weblate_customization.autofix.FooFixer",) # Add-ons WEBLATE_ADDONS += ("weblate_customization.addons.ExamplePreAddon",)