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Give your site a down page, or redirect to another error page.

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## Django Downtime

> Looking For Authors! This project is currently looking for a user to take it over. If that sounds like you, send a note to derek at stegelman dot com or open up an issue in this repository.

Small, simple, app to show a down page while you make upgrades.


Django supports versions 1.8, 1.9, 1.10, and 1.11 on Python 2 and 3.

To install django-downtime:

pip install django-downtime

add to installed apps:


Add downtime middleware to the top your list of installed middlewares:



Exempted URLs:

    '/', # exempts homepage

Exempted Paths:


Url Redirect



If no URL Redirect is specified a lame default template is rendered, this can be overridden by specifying a downtime/downtime.html template.

Management Commands

There are two managment commands, one to take a project down python downtime_start and one to set it back up python downtime_end.

What happens internally when calling python downtime_start?

This sets a start date time and mark is as enabled. We call this “deployment mode”, usually called before running a deployment script.

What happens internally when calling python downtime_end?

This sets a end date time to all records that has a start date time and no end date time set and are marked as enabled. We call this “closing deployment mode”, usually called after running a deployment script.

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