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django-legaltext helps to manage legal text versioning.

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Legaltext is a Django application to help managing legal text versioning (e.g. terms of condition, pr privacy policy). It also supports versioning of the corresponding checkbox labels.


The application consists of multiple parts and helpers:

  • Models to maintain legal texts, their versions and checkboxes

  • Model field to store the accepted version of a legal text (with support to auto-fetched default of current version)

  • Form field to render the widget which outputs the configured checkboxes just using the legal text slug

  • Admin interface to maintain the legal texts, adding new version with prefilling, and export

  • Templatetag legaltext_url



Just add the following PyPI package to your requirements.txt


To activate the application, add the following two packages to your INSTALLED_APPS

    'floppyforms',  # needed for widget rendering
    'markymark',  # required for markdown rendering

To register the url to output the legal texts, add the following to your

urlpatterns = [
    url(r'^legaltext/', include('legaltext.urls')),


Please refer to the examples to learn how to use the application.

You just need to add a new model field to your models and set the correct formfield in the corresponding forms.

class YourModel(models.Model):

    accepted_legaltext = LegalTextField('some-unique-slug')
class YourForm(forms.ModelForm):

    def __init__(self, *args, **kwargs):
        super().__init__(*args, **kwargs)
        self.fields['accepted_legaltext'] = LegalTextFormField('some-unique-slug')

Make sure that you use the same slug on both (model and form) field.


There are some more settings you can set to change the applcation

  • LEGALTEXT_ANCHOR_CLASS Add an additional css class the the rendered anchor-span when using [anchor:foo]

  • LEGALTEXT_VIEW_TEMPLATE Change the template which is used to in the view to output the legal text

  • LEGALTEXT_VIEW_TEMPLATE_OVERRIDES Choose a different template to use in views for specific slugs

  • LEGALTEXT_WIDGET_TEMPLATE Change the template which is used to in the widget to output the checkboxes

  • LEGALTEXT_WIDGET_TEMPLATE_OVERRIDES Choose a different template to use in widget for specific slugs

  • LEGALTEXT_WIDGET_ATTRS Add extra attributes to checkbox input elements

  • LEGALTEXT_SILENCE_TEMPLATE_ERRORS Silence errors for legaltext_url templatetag if legaltext does not exist


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