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.

XML and RSS views#




Creates a RSS/XML view and call the view rssitem for each entity of the result set.


Create a RSS/XML view for each entity based on the results of the dublin core methods of the entity (dc_*)

RSS Channel Example#

Assuming you have several blog entries, click on the title of the search box in the left column. A larger search box should appear. Enter:

Any X ORDERBY D WHERE X is BlogEntry, X creation_date D

and you get a list of blog entries.

Click on your login at the top right corner. Chose “user preferences”, then “boxes”, then “possible views box” and check “visible = yes” before validating your changes.

Enter the same query in the search box and you will see the same list, plus a box titled “possible views” in the left column. Click on “entityview”, then “RSS”.

You just applied the “RSS” view to the RQL selection you requested.

That’s it, you have a RSS channel for your blog.

Try again with:

Any X ORDERBY D WHERE X is BlogEntry, X creation_date D,
X entry_of B, B title "MyLife"

Another RSS channel, but a bit more focused.

A last one for the road:

Any C ORDERBY D WHERE C is Comment, C creation_date D LIMIT 15

displayed with the RSS view, that’s a channel for the last fifteen comments posted.


  • show that the RSS view can be used to display an ordered selection of blog entries, thus providing a RSS channel

  • show that a different selection (by category) means a different channel