molly.apps.webcams – Webcams

This shows webcams to users. The webcams to be imported are configured from the admin interface.


This has no additional configuration in the settings file, just in the database.


Application('molly.apps.webcams', 'webcams', 'Webcams')

Managing Webcams

This app can be managed by going to the admin interface at and logging in using the username and password created at install time. From here, you can select the ‘Webcams’ option from the ‘Webcams’ box on the front page to manage webcam feeds that are being displayed to users. To create a new webcam, you simply need to click on the ‘Add webcam’ button, whereas to edit a webcam, you can click on the webcam title. You can also bulk delete webcams from this screen.

On the following screen, there are three fields and a box to allow for multi-lingual content to be configured:

  • slug - this is the unique identifier that forms the URL for this webcam, i.e.,
  • URL - this is the URL for the static image for the webcam. Molly proxies this image, so if the webcam is private, it can be set so only Molly can access it. The formats supported depend on the support that PIL was compiled with, but by default should include JPEG and PNG. Django ensures
  • Fetch period - this is how long Molly should wait between requests (i.e., how long the image should be cached for). Note that Molly only requests the webcam when it is dealing with a request for the webcam, so this is not a constant fetch rate.

The box below is then split into rows with one row per language. You can then specify details for the webcam in multiple languages to support multi-lingual websites. For single language websites, you must fill in the top line and can leave the rest blank.

The four columns are:

  • Language code: The language of this row
  • Title: The name of this webcam (shown as the page title and also on the list of webcams).
  • Description: In the default template, this is shown below the webcam image.
  • Credit: In the default template, this is shown below the description.

Once you have entered this information, you can click ‘Save’ at the bottom to save the changes.




This view lives at the / URL of this app and is handled by molly.apps.webcams.views.IndexView. It is rendered with a week-long cache.

This view provides a list of all webcams and is used to render a list of webcams for the user to choose. The rendered template is webcams/index.html and a single item is provided in the context: webcams which is an (unordered) list of all molly.apps.webcams.models.Webcam objects known to Molly.


This view lives at the /:slug:/ URL of this app, and is handled by molly.apps.webcams.views.WebcamDetailView.

The context consists of a single item: webcam, which corresponds to the molly.apps.webcams.models.Webcam object in the database where the slug matches the :slug: parameter in the URL. The rendered template is webcams/webcam_detail.html.



This template defines no new blocks and uses standard styling to render a link list to all webcams known about.


This template defines no new blocks and uses standard styling to render the webcam image with description and credit beneath it, with title as the page header.

It uses the extrahead block to define a meta refresh period of 60 seconds.


Webcams uses core Molly styles and defines non-itself.


Webcams does not use any additional media.