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jQuery-powered widgets and fields for Django

Project description

This is a pluggable app for Django that currently provide only one extra widget: ForeignKeySeatchInput. This widget provide search functionallety for foreingkey fields in a form.

NOTE: This django app was created to make it easier for myself to include extra functionality in some of my django projects. It contains a very small set of widgets (currently only one), and what widgets are included in the future are currently only determined by my own personal needs. Do not hesitate to come with suggestions though.

Application content

Included widgets

ForeignKeySearchInput: An ajax auto-complete widget that replaces the normal select input.

Included for the admin

ExtendedModelAdmin: An extension of django.admin.ModelAdmin that make it easy to use the included widgets in the admin view.

Example usage:

from jquery_widgets.admin import ExtendedModelAdmin
from myapp.models import MyModel

class MyModelAdmin(ExtendedModelAdmin):
     # Use the ForeignKeySearchInput widget for the field 'user'. Let the
     # search_fields be 'username' and 'email':
     related_search_fields = {'user': ('username', 'email'),}


Using pip (or easy_install):


$ sudo pip install django-jquery-widgets


$ sudo pip install -e git://

Getting the source repository:

If you want to include the code with your django project, rather then installing it to your system, you can download a recent version and copy the jquery_widgets folder into your django project.


$ git clone git://

Project configuration

Quick guide

If you use a Unix-flavoured OS and Django >= 1.2, this is all the required steps to get django-jqury-widgets working:

1 Add ‘jquery_widgets’ to your settings.INSTALLED_APPS

2 Add This line to your urlconf:

url(r'^jqw/', include('jquery_widgets.urls', namespace='jquery-widgets')),

3 Symlink static media into your media-root by issuing:

$ python syncdb

If Django >= 1.2 and ADMIN_MEDIA_PREFIX is configured in settings, you are done.


1 Add ‘jquery_widgets’ to your settings.INSTALLED_APPS.

2 Add This line to your urlconf (replace ‘jqw’ with whatever you like):

url(r'^jqw/', include('jquery_widgets.urls', namespace='jquery-widgets')),

3 Include application static media:

Unix: Issue ‘python syncdb’. This will create a symlink to ‘<path>/jquery_widgets/media’, in your MEDIA_ROOT. The symlink will be named: ‘jquery_widgets’.

Windows: You will have to manually copy the media directory form jquery_widgets to your MEDIA_ROOT, and renamed it to jquery_widgets.

4 Include jQuery:

Django <= 1.2: You can configure settings.JQUERY_URL to point to your jQuery library.

If the JQURY_URL setting is not given, the jquery_widgets app will default to think that jQuery is located at ‘<MEDIA_URL>js/jquery.min.js’.

Django >= 1.2: if the JQURY_URL setting is not given and ADMIN_MEDIA_PREFIX is found in your setings, the jqury_widgets will default to think that jQuery is located at ‘<ADMIN_MEDIA_PREFIX>js/jquery.min.js’. It will also take some steps to make sure that jquery is copied back into the global javascript namespace (Django admin puts jQury in the ‘django.jquery’ namespace).

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