Django resources

Django resources

Django resources

This page lists open source projects and applications regarding Django, the framework for perfectionists with deadlines.

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  1. ToDo
  2. Sites using Django
  3. References & Development Aides
  4. Django books
  5. Django application components
  6. Open-Source Django projects
  7. General
  8. Installing and configuring Django
  9. Development environment
  10. Templates
  11. Code examples
  12. Web services/APIs
  13. Tutorials on the Web
  14. Presentations
  15. Resources in other languages
  16. Community
  17. Jobs & Employment
  18. Cheat Sheets and Quick Starts



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Sites using Django

References & Development Aides

  • – A list of open-source apps/projects for Django, focused on comparing similiar apps.
  •  Findjango – A vertical search engine addressing the Django community. Warning – link appears dead, redirects to
  •  DjangoSearch – A multilingual search engine for Django and archive of all articles.
  • – Code-sharing site with source code available.
  • – A catalog of complete django applications
  • – An aggregator for the newest and most popular Django links

Django books


Django application components

These are open-source application components that you can plug into any project. See ReusableAppResources for other resources for finding and evaluating re-usable apps.

  • Search
    •  django-sphinx – A full-text search integration with Django using the Sphinx engine
    •  djapian – A full-text search integration with Django using Xapian
    •  django-search-with-lucene – Django search with Lucene is Tightly integrated the Lucene in Django, so use search content using django model filtering expressions.
    •  haystack – Modular search for Django.
  • CMS (feature comparison available)
    •  django-cms – A free, BSD-licensed content management system for Django, supporting a hierarchical page structure, internationalization and more. Notice: it doesn’t supports Chinese(non-ASCII).
    •  Merengue A free, LGPL-Licensed content management system for Django. It’s not only a plug-and-play CMS but a framework to build CMS sites at top speed with clean and re-usable code
    •  django-simplecms – A simple cms As Simple As Possible but Extensible.
    •  django-simple-wiki – A simple, but powerful wiki supporting hierarchy, relations, attachments and permissions.
    •  django-page-cms A simple multilingual paged cms for Django
    •  PyLucid CMS – A lightweight content management system. Ideal for Shared-Webhosting: No shell account needed. Run at least with CGI. (GPL)
    •  django-blocks – An easier way to build Web apps like an blog or CMS more quickly and with almost no code.
    •  django-taxonomy – A taxonomy tool to integrate in your django sites/CMS. Can also be used as a menu structure.
    •  Mezzanine – A content management platform built on top of Django with many features including hierarchical pages, blogging, tagging, threaded comments and custom content types. BSD licensed.
    •  LFC – Lightning Fast CMS – Hierarchical pages, blogging, tagging, threaded comments and custom content types, workflows, role based permissions, multi-languages. BSD licensed.
  • Forums and comments ( feature comparison available)
  • Blog apps
  • Aggregation, RSS, feeds, lifestreams
    •  django-simpleaggregation – A component which allows for (simplistic) aggregation of data about Django models.
    •  django-lifestream – A generic application for the Django framework that lets you combine multiple RSS and Atom feeds into one lifestream-style page.
    •  django-feedclowd – The lifestreaming application that powers
    •  django-pingback – Pingback implementation for Django
  • Tagging
  • Maps, geo
  • Hierarchy structures in the database
    •  Django MPTT – Utilities for implementing Modified Preorder Tree Traversal (MPTT) with your Django Model classes and working with trees of Model instances.
    •  django-treebeard – 3 different efficient tree implementations: Adjacency List, Materialized Path and Nested Sets. They share the same API, so it’s easy to switch between them.
  • Models, database, history, trails
    •  South – Intelligent schema and data migrations for Django projects
    •  DMigrate – A tool to migrate Django databases easily.
    •  django-mssql – An external database backend (based on ado-mssql) that allows MS SQL Server to run against Django-trunk
    •  django-firebird – An external database backend (based on kinterbasdb) that allows to work with Firebird SQL DBMS
    •  django-selectreverse – Model manager to reduce SQL querycount for nested lists with reverse foreignkeys or m2m relations.
    •  django-fullhistory – Offers an audit trail to be kept for objects being edited, even outside of the admin.
    •  django-reviews – A generic review application for Django projects, which allows association of a number of reviews with any Model instance and makes retrieval of reviews simple.
  • Task, jobs, queues, batch
    •  django-beanstalkd – A convenience wrapper for beanstalkd clients and workers in Django using the beanstalkc library for Python
    •  django-cron – A simple tool that allows you to have cron jobs for you applications. It comes with an example to delete expired sessions, and I have one for django-registration to delete expired users. Django Cron is intended to replace anything you would be adding to a bin directory in your own Django App
    •  celery – Task queue/Job Queue with Django integration.
    •  django-queue-service – A lightweight, open-source queueing mechanism along the lines of the Amazon Simple Queue Service.
    •  django-tasks – An asynchronous task management daemon, to execute long-running batch tasks (minutes, hours or even days) on a Django server.
  • Text editing, Wiki
  • XML-RPC, Rest, networking
    •  django-xmlrpc – a means by which a Django developer can expose their views (or indeed any other function) using XML-RPC.
  • Forms
    • AutoCompleteSolutions – links to several solutions for integrating JavaScript auto-complete fields
    •  django-forms-builder – Allows non-technical users to create website forms containing arbitrary sets of fields for data capture
  • Templates
  • Email integration
    •  django-email-extras – Provides the ability to send PGP encrypted email and allows non-technical users to manage PGP keys via the Django admin interface, as well as the ability to use the Django templating system to create multi-part emails
    •  django-flatemails – Django Flatemail System to allow for manageable email templating, much like flat pages.
    •  django-postman – User-to-User messaging system, with gateway to AnonymousUser?, moderation and thread management, user & exchange filters, auto-complete support.
  • Admin
    •  django-mobileadmin – The Django admin interface optimized for iPhone/iPod touch
    •  django-maintenancemode – Django-maintenancemode allows you to temporary shutdown your site for maintenance work.
    •  django-admin-tools – A collection of tools for the django administration interface, it includes a full featured and customizable dashboard, a customizable menu bar and tools to make admin ui theming easier.
  • Internationalization
    •  django-flags – An internationalization helper for django
    •  django-rosetta – Rosetta is a Django application that eases the internationalization (i18n) process of Django projects.
    •  django-localeurl – Specify the page language on the URL.
    •  django-modeltranslation Translate dynamic content of existing models without having to change the original model classes (using a registration approach).
    •  django-mothertongue Lightweight model translation application with inbuilt integration of django-localeurl (Compatible with django-rosetta and django-tinymce).
  • Media, graphics, images, photos, rights management
    •  django-licenses – With django-licenses you can give every object a different content license. You can easily manage your licenses and use them in other ways too.
    •  django-graphviz – Django + Graphiz
    •  django-dynamic-media-serve – Django Dynamic Media Serve is the good alternative of the default django.views.static.serve for serving the media files in Django.
    •  django-photologue A Django application for uploading, resizing, organizing, grouping, relating and displaying photographs and image galleries.
    •  django-imagekit Add “Photologue-style” image processing (resizing, effects, etc.) to your models in a simple, unobtrusive way.
    •  django-graphs – An extensible graphing engine using the Cairo graphics and FreeType? libraries.
    •  django-flowplayer – Embed multimedia in your pages with flowplayer template tags. Support for playlists, multiple player styles and configurations.
    •  django-fleshin – Fleshin is a pluggable photo management application for Django Web Framework.
    •  image – Django application that provides resizing and thumbnailing for images and videos with the ability to set the center of attention, heads won’t get cut anymore.
  • Calendar
  • Ajax, CSS
  • Tracker, ticket integration
  • Other applications

Open-Source Django projects

These are stand-alone applications written using Django.


Installing and configuring Django

Development environment


Code examples

Web services/APIs

Tutorials on the Web


Resources in other languages


Jobs & Employment

  •  Django Jobs: is for listing permanent and freelance Django / Python Jobs, it’s a portal for the Django community.


Cheat Sheets and Quick Starts


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