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Sites using Django
References & Development Aides
djangopackages.com - 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 drinkfindr.com
DjangoSearch - A multilingual search engine for Django and archive of all articles.
djangosnippets.org - Code-sharing site with source code available.
django-apps.com - A catalog of complete django applications
djangourls.com - An aggregator for the newest and most popular Django links
Learning Website Development with Django- A beginner's tutorial to building web applications, quickly and cleanly, with the Django application framework.
Django 1.0 Template Development- A practical guide to Django template development with custom tags, filters, multiple templates, caching, and more.
Django 1.0 Website Development- Build powerful web applications, quickly and cleanly, with the Django application framework.
Django 1.1 Testing and Debugging- Building rigorously tested and bug-free Django applications.
Django 1.2 E-commerce- Build powerful e-commerce applications using Django, a leading Python web framework
Beginning Django E-Commerce - Learn how to build e-commerce shopping cart web applications with Django
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.
django-publicauth - Authenticate users through OpenID/OAuth/Facebook/Vkontakte
Django-Socialauth - Allows logging in via Facebook, Yahoo, Gmail, Twitter and Openid
django-socialregistration - Another OpenID + OAuth + OAuth2 (Facebook) solution
django-authopenid - Django authentication application with openid using django auth contrib
django-openid-consumer - fork of django-openid, to add OpenID 2 support
django-openid-auth - OpenID integration for django.contrib.auth, with xsupport for the Simple Registration and Attribute Exchange extensions.
See a short feature comparison at http://splike.com/wiki/Django_OpenID
User registration, signup, authentication, security
django-registration - A simple, generic user-registration application for Django
django-signup - A pluggable signup application for Django
django-cas YaleCAS (Central Authentication Service) plugin for user authentication
django-http-digest - Allows you to protect views with HTTP digest authentication.
django-simple-captcha - Extremely simple, yet highly customizable Django application to add captcha images to any Django form.
django-ldapdb - Allows you to access LDAP entries through Django Models.
django-account-manager - Experimental implementation of Account Management and Session Identification by Mozilla Labs
django-permissions - Role based per object permissions.
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)
DjangoBB - Django Bulletin Board
Sphene Community Tools - (SCT) django forum (bulletin board) and wiki applications which can be easily integrated into custom django projects. BSD.
Diamanda Wiki and MyghtyBoard Forum: A wiki and forum. GPL.
django-forum - A lightweight Forum application that plugs straight into your existing Django project.
comments A comment application to allow users top post comment on your website. Inspired by freecomments.
django-diario - A pluggable weblog application for Django Web Framework.
Blogmaker -A full-featured, production-quality blogging application with support for trackback, ping and comment honeypots
Byteflow - Extensible Blog Engine with many features and a clean codebase.
https://github.com/montylounge/django-mingus - a blog engine leveraging reusable Django apps for all its features.
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 feedclowd.com
django-pingback - Pingback implementation for Django
django-tagging - A generic tagging application for Django
django-geo – A generic, easy-to-use location-awareness application.
django-googlemap - get your site GoogleMaps-enabled (in development)
django-worldmap - Displays your data in colorful maps like Wikipedia.
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
django-pad - A wiki support multiusers.
sf-django-wiki - A flexible and embeddable Django wiki engine.
django-editarea - A text editor with syntax highlighting.
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.
django-forms-builder - Allows non-technical users to create website forms containing arbitrary sets of fields for data capture
django-dbtemplates - A Template loader for database stored templates with an extensible cache backend
Zope3 Page Templates - Makes Zope3 Page Templates available to Django sites.
SimpleTAL Templates - Makes SimpleTAL Page Templates available to Django sites.
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-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.
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-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.
django-event-calendar A event calendar application component
Tracker, ticket integration
django-voting - A generic voting application for Django
GoFlow - A workflow engine for django inspired by the zope2 product Openflow
django-job-board - A simple pluggable job board for django
python-piwik - Integrate piwik web analytics / tracker into django with admin integration
django-trac - Django Hacks Trac (help django and trac working together)
django-robots - A simple application for Django to manage robots exclusion files (robots.txt) via admin interface
django-webproxy - A reverse proxy app in django
django-portlets - Generic portlets for Django
django-workflows - Generic workflow engine for Django
django-reviews - Generic reviews for Django
django-dynamic-link - A file streaming application for Django.
Open-Source Django projects
These are stand-alone applications written using Django.
Community applications, wiki
djangoproject.com: See the full code and templates for the Django-powered portions of this site (e.g., everything except the ticket system). The Python code is available under the BSD license, but the templates are copyrighted by World Online and shouldn't be copied.
Custard/Melt: A work-in-progress community Web app developed by Greenpeace. LGPL.
Zyons: A forum/community application.
Sphene Community Tools - (SCT) board and wiki applications which can be easily integrated into custom django projects. BSD.
Photo gallery, photo blog, media, music
Stockphoto: A simple photo gallery by Jason McBrayer.
tracka.info - Share media file with small team or family. New BSD.
Klisha - an open-source and standards-compliant photoblog application for the web.
Libravatar - A federated profile image hosting service similar to Gravatar
Blog, RSS, feeds, aggregation, lifestream, website
Feedme - Another RSS feed aggregator, aimed more for personal use than Feedjack.
Sleepy Django Build static websites from Django templates.
e-government, e-democracy, citizen participation
e-cidadania Application for participative processes (debates, proposals, voting, etc.) in development.
Geo, Maps, localisation
IP-to-country application: Allows you to get the country flag of comments.
Utilities, tools, admin, file management
Django Fileman - web based files manager. (using jQuery)
FileBrowser - An extension to the Django admin interface.
Djangoutils: Miscellaneous Django utilities.
Tracker, ticket integration
System management, networking, monitoring
djagios.org - Nagios Configuration tool written in Django.
bcfg2 Dynamic Reports - bcfg2 provides a Reporting Facility based on Django (bcfg2 is a configuration management system like cfengine)
e-commerce, shopping cart
Satchmo - the Django e-commerce project. (shopping cart)
LFS - Lightning Fast Shop - the Django online-shop.
Evennia - A feature-liberal MUD server based on Django and Twisted. Heavy web integration, easily scriptable/extendable in Python.
Topic-specific, business apps, time management, ...
WorkStyle: A "Get Things Done" to-do list management application.
FFSomething: A suite for managing open wireless mesh networks
RISE Project (Resources and Information for Success in Education): A project to manage and publish academic catalog information, including programs, courses, and schedules. BSD.
frePPLe An open source framework for production planning applications, with a Django user interface.
Voter Universe - Django based voter file analysis and interaction management application for progressive political campaigns and organizations released under AGPL v3.
GestorPSI - A complete open source system for manage psychology clinics as well school clinics.
Pleft - An appointment planning tool that helps with finding the right date and time. (GPLv3)
https://github.com/shuaibhanief/todolist_django - A to-do list app that works with Django 1.3
RunningDjangoTests: How to run the Django tests
Django API: Autogenerated Django API documentation
CookBook: Code recipes.
CommonPitfalls: Common developer errors, gotchas, etc.
DocumentationSuggestions: A place to put docs that you wish you could have found while learning
Do's and Dont's for application writers: how to make an application that is easy to distribute
FormField documentation for Manipulators
ExtendedUserModel: How to extend the auth systems's User class to contain extra data. (Warning: kludge!)
Making Custom form fields: Adventures in making new form fields.
Custom Upload Fields with Template Filters: extra features for upload fields.
Developer Documentation: Documentation about the internals of Django.
Initial SQL data using Django ORM: How to do it.
Alter Model's Storage: Automatically changing a table to suit your app & database.
Using Django and PureFTPd: How to use Django's user database in PureFTPd. Surprisingly
Working with 3rd Party Apps and Making your Apps Portable: How to setup your project structure, where to put 3rd party apps, development and production setup.
Django & Open Office: An example of how to use Django and Open Office to do advance document templating.
ThumbNails: Discussion about options for adding thumbnails to Django.
Dynamic models: Information on creating models at run-time and how to work with them.
Newforms Howto: Lllama's handy how-do-I guide for newforms admin.
GetVsPostSplittingAndDjango?: Get Vs Post splitting for scaling and Django.
Installing and configuring Django
TurnKey Django: pre-integrated Django installable live CD http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Software_appliance software appliance
BitNami DjangoStack : Includes ready-to-run versions of Apache, MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQLite, Django and required dependencies. It can be deployed using a native installer, as a virtual machine or in the cloud.
Server arrangements: How to use Django with FCGI, Twisted, etc.
Setup on Mac OS X Tiger: Includes installing python 2.4 (which isn't required), the latest version of postgresql, and psycopg.
WindowsInstall - install django on Windows in 5 minutes (using sqlite and the internal webserver)
MovablePythonInstall - install Django on a USB stick using Movable Python
DjangoOnAStick - Install Django on a USB stick.
DjangoAndNginx - Install Django on Ubuntu with NginX through FastCGI.
django-win32service: a django app to manage easily a lightweight web server as a win32 service.
django-cherrypy-odeon: using the cherrypy WSGI server as a production/development server
Blingnode Install Django (and a couple more tools) on Debian or Ubuntu in one minute.
Debugging Django using FirePy (FirePHP): Very good way to debug Django applications with the Firefox extension Firebug, FirePHP.
django-environments: Django "settings inheritance" for different environments, with easy WSGI integration and bash convenience commands for Django, pip, and hg.
Simple Bash Script To Setup Development Environment: An example of how to set up your development environment.
'django-settings' Bash function: Save the typing of DJANGO_SETTINGS_MODULE.
Django development with Vim: Hints and tips for using the Vim editor.
A python script for parsing settings.py: A small python script can be used to read, modify, save settings.py file.
A python script for parsing urls.py: A small python script can be used to read, modify, save urls.py file.
Profiling Django: How to use the Python hotshot profiler with Django
Greasemonkey script for djangoproject.com: Shortens titles to faciliate better tab browsing of Django's documentation
SimpleDebugThroughExceptions: Very simple method for print debug info.
SimplePrintAppForDebugging: A simple print app for debugging.
DebuggingDjangoWithWinpdb: Debugging Django apps with Winpdb
DbDumpScript: A python script can be used for dumpping and loading data from database.
Simple Schema Migration for Django – Simple tool for managing automated schema migrations
Django doctest coverage: Patch so python manage.py test reports code coverage in HTML.
Configuring pydev to work with django: Development django with pydev in Eclipse IDE.
How to debug django web application with autoreload.: How to debug django web application with autoreload in Eclipse pydev plugin.
Instant Django. A portable Django development environment for Windows. No installation required, and it can even be run from a USB key.
Multiple configurations How to setup your project with multiple configurations for development, testing and production
UML to Django: Python script to convert a UML Class diagram directly into a working Django model and admin interface; no coding involved.
ExtendingTemplates - how to extend a template but re-use parts of that template
TemplateTagsCheatSheet - A quick list of all the template tags.
Using Myghty Templates in Django - How to use Myghty templates in Django
Zope3 Page Templates for Django – Add-on allowing to use ZPT in Django
PHP template loader - Integrate Django templates into an existing PHP based site
SimpleTAL Templates - Makes SimpleTAL Page Templates available to Django sites as a templating language
One-step template tags Defining custom template tags with minimal boilerplate code.
ContentBBcode Parser - How-to make pluggable special-tag parser
Reading Binary Files - How to read Baldurs Gate II character files and display data about the character
Ajax and Django, using Dojo How to submit a form using Ajax with Dojo.
Ajax and Django, using YUI How to make ajax work with Django with Yahoo! UI Library.
LDAP Django Auth Backend: Dead-Simple LDAP in Django with Backends
Add Dojo Editor: How to add a rich-text editor to administration pages with Dojo.
Custom TinyMCE Widget: How to create a custom TinyMCE widget using django.newforms
Simple 'scaffolding': Spew out simple form fields as a base for modification
More about scaffolding: Spew out simple forms for your whole app, including automated urls
Generic URL Generator: Generate URLs when using generic views
Model 'middleware': Add pre/post save/delete callbacks to any model.
Simple Custom Manipulators: Spews out a custom manipulator for your model, primed and ready for tweaking.
Auto All-Apps Module: Simple package with all the installed app modules underneith it.
Safe Settings context processor: Provide template access to your settings variables.
Form Generator: Simple script to spew out a newform from a given model.
How to find items that are not used: doing Left Outer Joins with Django's ORM.
Fun with Django newforms-admin: using the new permissions and queryset hooks in newforms-admin.
Syntax highlighting with Pygments using a template filter in Django: Automatically add color to code in a blog, including choosing a language on a per-code-block basis.
Django Rest Interface - A generic REST interface for Django
Django REST Framework: django-tastypie - A wonderful REST framework for Django
django-rest-framework - A lightweight REST framework for Django
FacebookIntegration - Integrating Facebook with Django
XML-RPC Example of doing XML-RPC in Django
JSON-RPC Example of doing JSON-RPC in Django
Simplistic_json_rpc-dispatcher A simplistic json-rpc dispatcher-function for Django in 15 lines
WebServices: An example showing how to access a web service (Amazon.com) using Python.
FlickrIntegration - One way of integrating flickr with Django
Django and AST - Using Django with Amazon Site Thumbnail.
Tutorials on the Web
Snakes and Rubies Transcript: Currently a partial transcript of the Snakes and Rubies meeting videos.
DjangoScreencasts: Official and unofficial screencasts showing Django development in action.
Python Web development with Django: A presentation in pseudo-PowerPoint format that provides a good overview. Warning: This link appears to be broken(9th Dec 2010, 19:43).
The Django Web Application Framework: From the ACCU UK Python track, April 2006
Jacob's Google Tech Talk - "Web Development for Perfectionists with Deadlines"
Tout savoir sur Django (french) - Presentation in June 07 at French Python Days, overview + advanced tips.
Resources in other languages
Translation grid for documents in '/docs': A work in progress translation project.
Italian Django Tutorial: An Italian Django tutorial step by step. [Italian]
Chinese Django Tutorial: A Chinese Django tutorial step by step. [Chinese]
Jarosław Zabiełło Blog: Various Django tips and tutorials [Polish]
Biblioteka Pythona: Polish documentation and examples [Polish]
Django-fr : French community and documentation.
Django-de : German Django community and documentation.
Django.gr : Greek Django community/user group
Django-no : Norwegian Django community/user group
Django Brasil : Brazilian Django community/user group and documentation.
Django.pl : Polish Django community/user group and documentation.
Django Brasil Wiki: To organize suggestions and ideas.
Django.es : A Spanish Django community.
Łukasz Anwajler blog : Django snippets and tutorials [Polish]
djangohq: Django news for the German community
Django Česká republika: Czech translation of Django documentation.
Django-Russian : Russian Django community/user group
PyWeb-IL : Israeli Django, Python and web-app development community/user group.
Django-jp : Japanese Django community/user group
The Django Forum : A forum devoted to Django development. Good place to get help with your Django questions.
Django People : A site to help Django developers find like-minded souls near them.
Developers for hire: Community members available to do Django work.
DjangoUsers: User community about django.
Pybots: Continuous integration testing of the Django development trunk against latest changes to the Python 2.5 maintenance branch and 2.6 development trunk.
django-hotclub: Forum for discussing Django application development
Django Forum : A forum devoted to Django Python. Good Place to get help with your Django questions.
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
Django Template Cheat Sheet: introductory 3 page, concise, example-based cheat sheet to django templates
Django Url Patterns Cheat Sheet: introductory 2 page, concise, example-based cheat sheet to url patterns, and generic views
Django Model Cheat Sheet: introductory 2 page, concise, example-based cheat sheet to models.Model
Django Forms Cheat Sheet: introductory 2 page, concise, example-based cheat sheet to forms.Form