Skip to main content
Help us improve Python packaging – donate today!

Easy app-specific settings for Django

Project Description

Easy app-specific settings for Django.


To install, run: pip install django-easysettings


Create a file within your app’s directory, adding attributes for the default values of your app-specific settings. They will be overridden by any project setting that is provided.

For example:

from easysettings import AppSettings

class Settings(AppSettings):
    MYAPP_WIDGETS = ('foo', 'bar')

settings = Settings()

Then in your app, rather than from django.conf import settings, use from myapp.conf import settings. For example:

from myapp.conf import settings

def dashboard(request):
    data = {}
    for widget in settings.MYAPP_WIDGETS:
        data[widget] = render_widget(widget)
    if settings.DEBUG:
        data['debug_mode'] = True
    # ...

Isolating Settings when Testing

You can force your app’s tests to use the default project settings rather than any value in the project’s settings configuration module.

Just set settings.isolated = True.

For example, you could use a base test class to do this:

class BaseTest(TestCase):

    def setUp(self):
        Isolate all application specific settings.
        output = super(BaseTest, self).setUp()
        settings.isolated = True
        return output

    def tearDown(self):
        Restore settings to their original state.
        settings.isolated = False
        return super(BaseTest, self).tearDown()

As also shown in the example above, you can revert any changes made by calling settings.revert().

Release history Release notifications

This version
History Node


History Node


History Node


History Node


Download files

Download the file for your platform. If you're not sure which to choose, learn more about installing packages.

Filename, size & hash SHA256 hash help File type Python version Upload date
django_easysettings-1.1-py2.py3-none-any.whl (4.9 kB) Copy SHA256 hash SHA256 Wheel py2.py3 Apr 4, 2017
django-easysettings-1.1.tar.gz (2.9 kB) Copy SHA256 hash SHA256 Source None Apr 4, 2017

Supported by

Elastic Elastic Search Pingdom Pingdom Monitoring Google Google BigQuery Sentry Sentry Error logging CloudAMQP CloudAMQP RabbitMQ AWS AWS Cloud computing Fastly Fastly CDN DigiCert DigiCert EV certificate StatusPage StatusPage Status page