If every document in a table (DocType) corresponds to a web-page, you can setup generators.

To setup a generator you must:

  1. Add a field route that specifies the route of the page

  2. Add a condition field to indicate whether a page is viewable or not.

  3. Add the doctype name in website_generators in hooks.py of your app.

  4. Subclass the controller from frappe.website.website_generator.WebsiteGenerator

  5. Create a template for your page

  6. Add custom properties (context) for the template

  7. Customize route and list view

Let us see this with the help of an example:


1. Add fields

We added published, route in the DocType

Note: The field route is mandatory

Generator fields

2. Added Website Generator to Hooks

Since Job Opening is in erpnext, we have added to the list of existing generator hooks:

website_generators = ["Item Group", "Item", "Sales Partner", "Job Opening"]

If the website_generators property does not exist in your hooks.py, add it!

3. Controller

We add the website property to the JobOpening class in job_opening.py

In get_context, parents property will indicate the breadcrumbs

from frappe.website.website_generator import WebsiteGenerator
from frappe import _

# subclass from WebsiteGenerator, not Document
class JobOpening(WebsiteGenerator):
    website = frappe._dict(
        template = "templates/generators/job_opening.html",
        condition_field = "published",
        page_title_field = "job_title",

    def get_context(self, context):
        # show breadcrumbs
        context.parents = [{'name': 'jobs', 'title': _('All Jobs') }]

Note: Once you do this, you should see the "See in Website" link on the document form.

4. Add the template

Add the template in erpnext/templates/generators/job_opening.html

{% raw %}{% extends "templates/web.html" %}

{% block breadcrumbs %}
    {% include "templates/includes/breadcrumbs.html" %}
{% endblock %}

{% block header %}
<h1>{{ job_title }}</h1>
{% endblock %}

{% block page_content %}

<div>{{ description }}</div>

<a class="btn btn-primary" href="/job_application?job_title={{ doc.job_title }}">
    {{ _("Apply Now") }}</a>

{% endblock %}
{% endraw %}

5. Customizing List View

If you add a method get_list_view in the controller file (job_opening.py), you can set properties for the listview

def get_list_context(context):
    context.title = _("Jobs")
    context.introduction = _('Current Job Openings')

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