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Drag and drop menu manager for Django.

Project Description

Django Menuz is another menu app for Django.

It mainly inspired by how easy menu creation ini WordPress. Django Menuz provides template tags to call menu in specified location.

With it’s drag and drop features, its easy to re-order the menu item position.


Once you install it via, easy_install or pip.

  • Add menuz into your INSTALLED_APPS Django file.

  • Please make sure django.core.context_processors.request available in your TEMPLATE_CONTEXT_PROCESSORS.

  • Also add url config below into projects urls configuration.

    url(r'', include('menuz.urls')),
  • Register all available menu positions in project by adding AVAILABLE_MENUS parameter. example:

        'id': 'top_menu',
        'title': _('Top Menu'),
        'type': 'UL',          #optional, default UL. alternative 'OL'
        'class': 'someclass',  #optional, output: <ul class="ul_toplevel someclass">
        'before_link': 'BBB',  #optional, can be text or html tag. output: <li>BBB<a href="...">Title</a></li>
        'after_link': 'AAA',   #optional, can be text or html tag. output: <li><a href="...">Title</a>AAA</li>
        'id': 'footer_menu',
        'title': _('Footer Menu'),
        'type': 'UL',
        'class': None,
        'id': 'left_menu',
        'title': _('Left Menu'),
        'type': 'OL',
        'class': None,
  • If you have few fix/static url into your application and want to include so it’s will be selectable as a menu items, add AVAILABLE_INNERLINKS in your project

        ('/this_page/', 'This Page'),
        ('/that_page/', 'That Page'),
        ('/categories/', 'Categories Page'),
        ('/collections/', 'Collections Page'),
  • Above links must inbound link, not links to other sites(outbound link).

  • For Outbound link menu, use Custom link in menu creation admin page.


  • To create a menu based on Django model items, simply create in application directory, this is in the same level as application and register our model as following example (file:

    # file:
    from menuz.registry import menuz
    from catalog.models import Product
  • Or if you want to do some filtering before registering it into menuz do as follows (file:

    from menuz.registry import menuz
    from catalog.models import Product
    def active_product():
        return Product.objects.filter(active=True)
    menuz.register(Product, custom_source=active_product)

We registering extra callback that will be called when menuz will display selectable menu items in admin area, that way, the menu item selector will not display all available products, but will display active products only.


To make Model menu items links correctly to its url, your model must utilize get_absolute_url() function. Because this is the only standard way to retrieve object urls, at least for django-menuz.


from django.db import models

class Page(models.Model):
    title = models.CharField(max_length=50)
    slug = models.SlugField()

    def get_absolute_url(self):
        return ('some_page', None, {'slug': self.slug})


example calling menu items as html list

{% load 'menuz_tags' %}
{% list_menu 'top_menu' %}

example calling menu items as template context

This implementation does not support hierarchical menu, please use list_menu tag if you need that feature.

{% load menuz_tags %}
{% get_menu top_menu as tmenu %}

    {% for item in tmenu %}
    <li><a href="{{item.url}}">{{item.title}}</a></li>
    {% endfor %}

Please note on the above example, when you assign a menu to a variable named somevar, you can display the menu title by adding _title suffix after the variable name.

In the case above, the variable name is tmenu and the title will be available in variable named tmenu_title.


In case you want to run a test for this app, you need to install Django-nose first (please refer to Django-nose docs on how to install).

Then run the test by running command below:

python test menuz

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