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Process every media request, if media not present locally, and try to obtain in another location

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Django Media Placeholder

This project override django static media and storage(optional), for process every media request, if media not present locally, and try to obtain in another location

Its great for dev, homolog and QA ambients because no need to copy production media every time.


  1. Install the package with:

    pip install django-media-placeholder

  2. Uninstall the package with:

    pip uninstall django-media-placeholder

  3. Add and URL to your URLCONF:

    from django_media_placeholder.static import static
    urlpatterns = [
    ] + static(settings.MEDIA_URL, document_root=settings.MEDIA_ROOT)
  4. On, set MEDIA_URL to point to it

    STATIC_URL = '/static/'
    MEDIA_URL = '/media/'
    MEDIA_ROOT = os.path.join(DATA_DIR, 'media')
    STATIC_ROOT = os.path.join(DATA_DIR, 'static')
    ALTERNATIVE_MEDIA_URL = 'Url to Get image not present in locally'
  5. If use thumbanails, set DEFAULT_FILE_STORAGE to new storage, (thumbnails's libs generate and get image directly in disk, no request to media path):

    DEFAULT_FILE_STORAGE = 'django_media_placeholder.custom_storage.OverwritingStorage'

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