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A minimalist Django menu app.

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django-alacarte is a minimalist menu app for Django.


$ pip install django-alacarte


Add “alacarte” to your INSTALLED_APPS:


In your root add the following code:

# ...

import alacarte

# Your url patterns

Note: You don’t need this if you use Django >= 1.7, autodiscovery is made automatically with AppConfig.

Create a file called inside the app of your choice and register its corresponding menus:

import alacarte

class BankTransactionsMenu(alacarte.Menu):
    label = 'Transactions'
    url_name = 'bank_transactions'

class BankBalanceMenu(alacarte.Menu):
    label = 'Balance'
    url_name = 'bank_balance'

class BankPremiumMenu(alacarte.Menu):
    label = 'Premium Offers'
    url_name = 'bank_premium_offers'

    def shown(self)
        user = self.context['user']
        return user.is_premium()

class BankMenu(alacarte.Menu):
    group = 'main'
    label = 'Bank'
    submenus = (

    def shown(self):
        user = self.context['user']
        return user.is_authenticated()


Then in your template:

{% load alacarte %}
{# ... #}
    {# ... #}
    {% alacarte "main" %}
    {# ... #}
{# ... #}


  • Django >= 1.3
  • Tested on Python 2.7 and 3.4

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