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Drop in, configurable, dependency-free progress bars for your Django/Celery applications.

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Celery Progress Bars for Django

Drop in, dependency-free progress bars for your Django/Celery applications.

Super simple setup. Lots of customization available.


pip install celery-progress



First add celery_progress to your INSTALLED_APPS in

Then add the following url config to your main

from django.urls import re_path
re_path(r'^celery-progress/', include('celery_progress.urls')),  # the endpoint is configurable

Recording Progress

In your task you should add something like this:

from celery import shared_task
from celery_progress.backend import ProgressRecorder
import time

def my_task(self, seconds):
    progress_recorder = ProgressRecorder(self)
    result = 0
    for i in range(seconds):
        result += i
        progress_recorder.set_progress(i + 1, seconds)
    return result

Displaying progress

In the view where you call the task you need to get the task ID like so:

def progress_view(request):
    result = my_task.delay(10)
    return render(request, 'display_progress.html', context={'task_id': result.task_id})

Then in the page you want to show the progress bar you just do the following.

Add the following HTML wherever you want your progress bar to appear:


<div class='progress-wrapper'>
  <div id='progress-bar' class='progress-bar' style="background-color: #68a9ef; width: 0%;">&nbsp;</div>
<div id="progress-bar-message">Waiting for progress to start...</div>
Import the javascript file.


<script src="{% static 'celery_progress/celery_progress.js' %}"></script>
Initialize the progress bar:
// vanilla JS version
document.addEventListener("DOMContentLoaded", function () {
  var progressUrl = "{% url 'celery_progress:task_status' task_id %}";


// JQuery
$(function () {
  var progressUrl = "{% url 'celery_progress:task_status' task_id %}";

Displaying the result of a task

If you’d like you can also display the result of your task on the front end.

To do that follow the steps below. Result handling can also be customized.

Initialize the result block:

This is all that’s needed to render the result on the page.


<div id="celery-result"></div>

But more likely you will want to customize how the result looks, which can be done as below:

// JQuery
var progressUrl = "{% url 'celery_progress:task_status' task_id %}";

function customResult(resultElement, result) {
  $( resultElement ).append(
    $('<p>').text('Sum of all seconds is ' + result)

$(function () {
  CeleryProgressBar.initProgressBar(progressUrl, {
    onResult: customResult,


The initProgressBar function takes an optional object of options. The following options are supported:

Option What it does Default Value
pollInter val How frequently to poll for progress (in milliseconds) 500
progressB arId Override the ID used for the progress bar ‘progress-bar’
progressB arMessage Id Override the ID used for the progress bar message ‘progress-bar-me ssage’
progressB arElement Override the element used for the progress bar. If specified, progressBarId will be ignored. document.getElem entById(progress BarId)
progressB arMessage Element Override the element used for the progress bar message. If specified, progressBarMess ageId will be ignored. document.getElem entById(progress BarMessageId)
resultEle mentId Override the ID used for the result ‘celery-result’
resultEle ment Override the element used for the result. If specified, resultElementId will be ignored. document.getElem entById(resultEl ementId)
onProgres s function to call when progress is updated CeleryProgressBa r.onProgressDefa ult
onSuccess function to call when progress successfully completes CeleryProgressBa r.onSuccessDefau lt
onError function to call when progress completes with an error CeleryProgressBa r.onErrorDefault
onResult function to call when returned non empty result CeleryProgressBa r.onResultDefaul t

WebSocket Support

This library has experimental WebSocket support using Django Channels courtesy of [@EJH2](

A working example project leveraging WebSockets is available here.

To use WebSockets, install with pip install celery-progress[websockets,redis] or pip install celery-progress[websockets,rabbitmq] (depending on broker dependencies).

See WebSocketProgressRecorder and websockets.js for details.

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