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Django AJAX ModelForms. Read-only display ModelForms. Django AJAX datatables with CRUD and custom actions. Supports Django Templates.

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Documentation (in development):

  • Supports Django 2.2 LTS, 3.0, 3.1; Python 3.6 / 3.7 / 3.8 / 3.9.

Please contribute to the localization of the project:


  • Chinese: goldmonkey
  • Dutch: Melvyn Sopacua
  • Polish: pawelkoston
  • Spanish: Julio Cesar Cabrera Cabrera, kiwnix

Key features

  • AJAX based django.admin-like paginated datatables (grids) with sorting / filters and custom actions.

  • Integrates Jinja2 into existing Django templates (DTL).

  • Bootstrap 3 / Bootstrap 4 / Jinja2 / Knockout.js for Django projects.

  • No deep knowledge of Knockout.js is required: it has ready working components.

  • Dynamic adding / removing of inline formsets with Knockout.js, protected from XSS.

  • Default template renderers for Django forms / related forms / inline formsets with the possibility to override these to customize the visual layout.

  • ForeignKeyGridWidget provides ForeignKeyRawIdWidget-like functionality to select ModelForm foreign key field value via AJAX query / response.

  • Django raw queries with filter() / exclude() / order() / values() / values_list() and SQL slicing support via FilteredRawQuerySet, suitable for usage in ListView / ListSortingView / KoGridView derived classes.

  • ListQuerySet to query Python lists, including prefetch_related() results.

  • Jinja2 templates can be integrated into existing Django templates via custom template library tag:

    {% extends 'base_min.html' %}
    {% load jinja %}
    {% load static %}
    {% block main %}
    {% jinja 'bs_list.htm' with _render_=1 view=view object_list=object_list is_paginated=is_paginated page_obj=page_obj %}
    {% endblock main %}


Knockout.js uses unobtrusive data-bind HTML attributes with JSON-like values with causes no conflict to server-side double braces template syntax of DTL / Jinja2: no need to escape templates.

Combining client-side Knockout.js templates and server-side Jinja2 templates allows to write more powerful and compact template code.

Jinja2 is faster and is more powerful than built-in DTL templates. Jinja2 templates may be called from DTL templates by using custom template tag library {% load jinja %}.


It’s not a pure SPA framework, but a mixed approach of server-side pages with embedded AJAX content and client-side scripts. Although it may be used for SPA as well. Classical Web applications aren’t “outdated” in any way - because such applications are much better indexable by web crawlers, Python is better language than Javascript in general, also server-side has less glitches than browsers.

Version 1.1.0

Optional separate action handlers for HTTP methods.

RangeFilter / DateFilter / DateTimeFilter ListSortingView filters for numeric / DateField / DateTimeField Django model fields.

ListQuerySet supports ordering by prefetched reverse relation list field name: qs.order_by('reverse_relation_list__field_name')

Automatic client-side localization.

Support of Selenium 4. Additional Selenium commands. Improved Selenium logging.


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