Django aims to follow Python’s “batteries included” philosophy. It ships with a variety of extra, optional tools that solve common Web-development problems.
This code lives in django/contrib in the Django distribution. This document gives a rundown of the packages in contrib, along with any dependencies those packages have.
For most of these add-ons – specifically, the add-ons that include either models or template tags – you’ll need to add the package name (e.g., 'django.contrib.admin') to your INSTALLED_APPS setting and re-run manage.py syncdb.
- The Django admin site
- Anonymous users
- Login and logout signals
- Authentication backends
- Django’s comments framework
- The contenttypes framework
- Cross Site Request Forgery protection
- The flatpages app
- The messages framework
- The redirects app
- The sitemap framework
- The “sites” framework
- The staticfiles app
- The syndication feed framework
A light framework for hooking into “types” of content, where each installed Django model is a separate content type.
See the contenttypes documentation.
A framework for managing simple “flat” HTML content in a database.
See the flatpages documentation.
Requires the sites contrib package to be installed as well.
A set of high-level abstractions for Django forms (django.forms).
An abstraction of the following workflow:
“Display an HTML form, force a preview, then do something with the submission.”
See the form preview documentation.
A world-class geospatial framework built on top of Django, that enables storage, manipulation and display of spatial data.
See the GeoDjango documentation for more.
A set of Django template filters useful for adding a “human touch” to data.
See the humanize documentation.
A framework for storing and retrieving temporary cookie- or session-based messages
See the messages documentation.
A light framework that lets you operate multiple Web sites off of the same database and Django installation. It gives you hooks for associating objects to one or more sites.
See the sites documentation.
Helpers and utilities targeted primarily at Web designers rather than Web developers.
See the Web design helpers documentation.