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.redirects') to your
The automatic Django administrative interface. For more information, see Tutorial 2 and the admin documentation.
Requires the auth and contenttypes contrib packages to be installed.
Django’s authentication 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 “flat” HTML content in a database.
See the flatpages documentation.
Requires the sites contrib package to be installed as well.
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 collection of PostgreSQL specific features.
See the contrib.postgres documentation.
A framework for managing redirects.
See the redirects documentation.
A framework for storing data in anonymous sessions.
See the sessions documentation.
A light framework that lets you operate multiple websites off of the same database and Django installation. It gives you hooks for associating objects to one or more sites.
See the sites documentation.
A framework for generating Google sitemap XML files.
See the sitemaps documentation.
If you have an idea for functionality to include in
contrib, let us know!
Code it up, and post it to the django-users mailing list.