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Webui Examples

Tested and developed on deluge-svn/Deluge 1.1 updated with newer api for r.3857

Adding a page to the webui


Webui templates are dumb, they get passed data from python, and can't call uiclient api's directly.

They are there to format the data, not to execute logic.

Template language:

Flow of the data

Disclaimer, MVC is a highly abused therm, and i'm abusing it here.

[core-plugin],deluged->uiclient->webui,[webui-plugin] -> data passed as arguments to template.
('Model'                       ) ('controller'       )   ('view')

Example : a df page in webui

This example assumes you have deluge svn checked out to "~/src/deluge" And that your plugin-development-directory is "~/prj/deluge/plugins"

This plugin will add a page to deluge that display the output of "df -h" to a page in the webui.

Create a new plugin

cd ~/prj/deluge/plugins
python ~/src/deluge/deluge/scripts/ --name Df --basepath . --author-name "My Name" --author-email ""
  • Restart deluge(d) and enable the plugin in the gtk-ui.

Add a core method.

Add this method to ~/prj/deluge/plugins/Df/df/

    def export_get_df(self):
        "returns the result of 'df -h' as a string"
        import commands
        return commands.getoutput('df -h')

Test the new core-plugin method.

create ~/prj/deluge/plugins/df/Df/ ; Contents:

from deluge.ui.client import sclient

print sclient.df_get_df() #export method is prefixed by plugin-name.


cd ~/prj/deluge/plugins/Df/df
killall deluged & deluged  && python

Fix any errors until the test outputs the desired result.

Add the template


$def with (df_result)
<h1>df -h</h1>

Webui plugin

Edit ~/prj/deluge/plugins/Df/df/ and replace the df_page and WebUI classes

Some Magic : api.render..() is automagiclly mapped to templates/.html (see for templetor, the template language)

class df_page():
    #@api.deco.deluge_page #requires  login, see for more decorators,
    @api.deco.deluge_page_noauth #<-- this is easier for testing until i implement persistent sessions.
    def GET(self, args):
        df_result = sclient.df_get_df()
        return api.render.df.df(df_result) #push data to templates/df.html

class WebUI(WebUIPluginBase):
    #map url's to classes: [(url,class), ..]
    urls = [('/df', df_page)] #<--modified url mapping.

    def enable(self):
        api.config_page_manager.register('plugins', 'df' ,ConfigForm)

    def disable(self):

  • Remove template/default.html , it's not used in api.render.df anymore.

Test webui page

killall deluge & deluge -u web &

Read the output to the console, there could be some errors there.

visit http://localhost:8112/df

Execute test until there are no more errors, and the page displays the desired result.

Add to top menu

We added a page, but the user can't navigate to it, let's fix that :

Add 2 lines for register/deregister of the menu-items.

    def enable(self):
        api.config_page_manager.register('plugins', 'df' ,ConfigForm)
        api.menu_manager.register_admin_page("df", _("Disk usage"), "/df") #<--top menu

    def disable(self):
        api.menu_manager.deregister_admin_page("df") #<--top menu

Pretty template

We're allmost ready, but the current template doesn't look right.

Adding a header/footer and menu to the template:

$def with (df_result)

$:render.header(_("Disk usage"), 'df')
<div class="panel">
<h2>Disk usage (df -h)</h2>