:Author: Pierre-Yves Chibon <firstname.lastname@example.org>
This project is a simple `flask`_ plugin to add support for overriding static
.. _python: http://www.python.org
.. _Flask: http://flask.pocoo.org/
The dependency list is therefore:
- `python`_ (2.5 minimum)
In your flask application:
from flask_multistatic import MultiStaticFlask
And replace the way you build you flask application from
APP = flask.Flask(__name__)
APP = MultiStaticFlask(__name__)
You can then specify multiple folder where static files are located, for
APP.static_folder = [
os.path.join(APP.root_path, 'static', APP.config['THEME_FOLDER']),
os.path.join(APP.root_path, 'static', 'default')
.. note:: The order of the folder is important, the last folder should be the one
where most files are present, the other folders are where you override
the static files.
So in the example above, all the default static files are in
`/static/default/` and the files specific for one theme are under
Note that this is most likely less efficient than having apache serve the static
files itself, but even if you do that you might want to have multiple static
directories and have apache fallback.
In this case, you can use the example.conf file that is shipped as part of this
The example.conf file has an example configuration that will try to serve a file
from an instance-specific theme directory, and only if the file was not found, fall
back to the application default theme.
This project is licensed GPLv3+.