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django-friendship provides an easy extensible interface for following and friendship

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Add friendship to INSTALLED_APPS and run syncdb.

To use django-friendship in your views:

from django.contrib.auth.models import User
from friendship.models import Friendship, Following

def my_view(request):
    # List of this user's friends
    all_friends = Friendship.objects.friends(request.user)

    # List all unread friendship requests
    requests = Friendship.objects.requests(user=request.user, unread=True)

    # List all rejected friendship requests
    rejects = Friendship.objects.requests(user=request.user, rejected=True)

    # List of this user's followers
    all_followers = Following.objects.followers(request.user)

    # List of who this user is following
    following = Following.objects.following(request.user)

    ### Managing friendship relationships
    other_user = User.objects.get(pk=1)
    new_relationship = Friendship.objects.add_friend(request.user, other_user)

    # Create request.user follows other_user relationship
    following_created = Following.objects.add_follower(request.user, other_user)

To use django-friendship in your templates:

{% load friendship %}

{% friends request.user %}
{% followers request.user %}
{% following request.user %}
{% friend_requests request.user %}


django-friendship emits the following signals:

  • friendship_request_created
  • friendship_request_rejected
  • friendship_request_canceled
  • friendship_request_accepted
  • friendship_removed
  • follower_created
  • following_created
  • follower_removed
  • following_removed

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