Starting from CubicWeb version 4.0 all code related to generating html views has been moved to the Cube cubicweb_web.

If you want to migrate a project from 3.38 to 4.* while still using all the html views you need to both install the cubicweb_web cube AND add it to your dependencies and run add_cube('web').

cubicweb_web can be installed from pypi this way:

pip install cubicweb_web

We don’t plan to maintain the features in cubicweb_web in the long run; we are moving to a full javascript frontend using both cubicweb_api (which exposes a HTTP API) and @cubicweb/client as a frontend javascript toolkit.

In the long run cubicweb_api will be merged inside of CubicWeb.

The facets system#

Facets allow to restrict searches according to some user friendly criterias. CubicWeb has a builtin facet system to define restrictions filters really as easily as possible.

Here is an exemple of the facets rendering picked from our http://www.cubicweb.org web site:


Facets will appear on each page presenting more than one entity that may be filtered according to some known criteria.

Base classes for facets#