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Bare bones Django forum application with Reddit like features

Project description

Bare bones Django forum application with Reddit like features developed as a Django reusable app.

  • comments are ranked using wilson scoring interval and displayed in a collapsable tree structure (using django-mptt)

  • voting functionality for threads & comments

  • compatible with mobile screen sizes (using Bootstrap)

  • users management page for admins

  • admins can lock/unlock, edit, delete threads and posts, edit & delete topics

django-registration-redux is recommanded to go along with this app if you need out of the box user registration functionality.

Working demo:



Supported Dajngo versions

The app is currently tested with Django 1.8, 1.9, 1.10 and 1.11, 2.0


Install django-djeddit:

pip install django-djeddit

Add it and its dependencies to your INSTALLED_APPS:


djeddit_settings to context_processors:

'context_processors': [

jango-djeddit’s URL patterns:

urlpatterns = [
    url(r'^', include('djeddit.urls')),

Migrate models:

python migrate djeddit

Create a topic:

You can use New Topic dialog in topics page if you’re logged in as a superuser or you can create one in a python console:

from djeddit.models import Topic
Topic.objects.create(title='Test Topic')



Tools used in rendering this package:


0.1.0 (2017-04-15)

  • First release on PyPI.

0.1.5 (2017-05-26)

  • Added tests for models, forms, views

  • Urls that include topic titles with spaces in them don’t work // fixed

  • Competability fixes for Django 1.9 and 1.8 and Python 2.7

  • client side fixes for added compatibility with mobile screen sizes

  • font-awsome fonts are not loading // fixed

  • Added description field for Topic model

  • moved base.html to root template dir

0.2 (2017-07-04)

  • Admins can lock/unlock & delete threads, delete posts

  • Admins can edit thread title, url, and post content

  • added users management page for admins

  • admins can edit & delete topics

  • added fields upvotes, downvotes, wsi (Wilson score interval) to Post model

  • removed score field from Post model

  • comments are ranked using wilson scoring interval

  • added comments paging functionality (using “Load n more comments” links)

0.3 (2018-06-02)

  • added option to define url prefix in settings.TOPICS_URL for topic & thread pages

  • added sitemap support

  • added url slugs to threads

  • added ip & user agent tracking for posts

  • added compatibility to Django 2.0

  • added thread stickies (can be added or removed by admins)

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