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JS client-side messages plugin, with support for Djangocontrib.messages app

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jQuery Django Messages UI

JS client-side messages plugin, with support for Django contrib.messages app

Getting Started

django-messages-ui can be used as a standalone jQuery plugin for adding and removing client-side messages, or as a Django add-on to additionally support the Django contrib.messages app. It should be called on the message list element, and accepts options for message selectors, transient messages (that disappear on click or key-press), and close-links. The messages themselves should be styled with CSS.

Messages can be dynamically added via Handlebars.js, ICanHaz.js, or any other templating engine which creates precompiled callable template fns. If used as a Django plugin there’s a Python middleware to automatically add messages from the request into Ajax JSON responses.


Installation as a Standalone jQuery Plugin

If using as a standalone jQuery plugin, download the production version or the development version, along with either the Handlebars.js precompiled template or the ICanHaz.js template.

Linking the JS:

<script src="dist/django-messages-ui.min.js"></script>

If desired, also include the precompiled JS template:

<script src="messages_ui/static/messages_ui/message.js"></script>

To override the default JS template, pass your own precompiled template function as option template.

If using ICanHaz.js, wrap the ICanHaz.js template (or your own custom template, if you don’t want to use the default template) in a <script id="message" type="text/html"> tag and include it in your HTML, or import it in JS using ich.addTemplate('message', YOUR_TEMPLATE_STRING). Then pass in the precompiled template: template: ich.message.

Installation with Django

If using with Django, just pip install django-messages-ui to install (or download the tarball from PyPI, unpack it, and run python install). In your Django project settings, add "messages_ui" to your INSTALLED_APPS setting.

Linking the JS:

<script src="{% static 'messages_ui/django-messages-ui.js' %}"></script>

If desired, also include the precompiled JS template:

<script src="{% static 'messages_ui/message.js' %}"></script>

If using ICanHaz.js to insert messages on the client side, use this template instead, and pass in the precompiled template: template: ich.message:

{% include "messages_ui/_messages_ich.html" %}

To override the default JS template, pass your own precompiled template function as option template.


To enable automatic handling of messages from Ajax requests, add "messages_ui.middleware.AjaxMessagesMiddleware" to your MIDDLEWARE_CLASSES setting (directly after django.contrib.messages.middleware.MessageMiddleware), and pass handleAjax: true to the plugin initialization.


Calling the plugin:


Calling the plugin with a variety of options explicitly configured to their default values:

  message: '.message',          // Selector for individual messages
  closeLink: '.close',          // Selector for link to close message
                                //  ...set to ``false`` to disable
  closeCallback:                // Fn called when closeLink is clicked
    function (el) {
      el.stop().fadeOut('fast', function () {
  transientMessage: '.success', // Selector for transient messages
  transientDelay: 500,          // Transient message callback delay (ms)
  transientCallback:            // Fn called after transientDelay
    function (el) {
      el.fadeOut(2000, function () { el.remove(); });
  handleAjax: false,            // Enable automatic AJAX handling
  template: Handlebars.templates.message,
                                // Callable precompiled template fn.
  escapeHTML: true              // Set ``false`` to display unescaped
                                //  ...HTML in message content

Adding a message in JS:

$('#messages').messages('add', {message: "Sample Message", tags: "info"});

Adding a message with unescaped HTML in JS:

  { message: "<a href='/'>Sample Message</a>", tags: "info" },
  { escapeHTML: false }


2.0.2 (2015.03.01)

  • Merge pull request #5 from shinglyu/http204 (handle response with no content-type header)

  • Merge pull request #4 from support-lazy-messages (coerve message bodies to text)

2.0.1 (2014.03.20)

  • Delay instantiating Handlebars to prevent error if not using default.

2.0.0 (2014.03.20)

  • BACKWARDS INCOMPATIBLE: Accept callable template fn instead of namespace and tplName.

1.1.1 (2014.03.18)

  • Add bower.json.

1.1.0 (2014.02.14)

  • Add option for template name.

  • Make agnostic regarding templating engine, as long as template is precompiled and callable fn.

1.0.3 (2013.10.29)

  • Add option for Handlebars templates global namespace.

1.0.2 (2013.10.27)

  • Add missing

1.0.1 (2013.10.27)

  • Fix to include package json file.

1.0.0 (2013.10.27)

  • Publish as a standalone jQuery plugin. Add JS unit tests.

  • BACKWARDS INCOMPATIBLE: js filename changed from jquery.messages-ui.js to django-messages-ui.js

0.2.7 (2013.09.25)

  • Remove transient messages on scroll (also mousedown, keydown, mouseover).

0.2.6 (2013.06.05)

  • Fix AjaxMessagesMiddleware encoding issue with Python 3 and JSON response.

  • Precompile Handlebars template with 1.0.0.

0.2.5 (2013.05.23)

  • Precompile Handlebars template with 1.0.0-rc.4.

  • Make AjaxMessagesMiddleware Py3-compatible.

0.2.4 (2013.01.28)

  • Add option for function called after closeLink is clicked.

0.2.3 (2013.01.24)

  • Add option for function called on transient messages after transientDelay.

0.2.2 (2013.01.21)

  • Add response.no_messages option for disabling middleware.

0.2.1 (2013.01.14)

  • Rewrite using method plugin architecture; simpler ‘add’ method to add msg.

  • Add option to display unescaped HTML in message content.

0.2.0 (2013.01.11)

  • Add option to use Handlebars.js (new default) instead of ICanHaz.js.

0.1.8 (2013.01.03)

  • Make close-link selector specific to within a message; use preventDefault.

0.1.7 (2012.11.06)

  • JS stop transient-message fade on close-link click.

0.1.6 (2012.10.05)

  • JS don’t parse non-json.

0.1.5 (2012.07.23)

  • Don’t touch non-200 responses.

0.1.4 (2011.07.14)

  • JS cleanup; added JSLint options.

0.1.3 (2011.06.28)

  • Added closeLink: false plugin option.

  • Subsequent plugin calls on the same element default to previous options unless explicitly overridden.

0.1.2 (2011.06.27)

  • Added AjaxMessagesMiddleware and handleAjax plugin option.

0.1.1 (2011.06.27)

  • Updated HTML template (removed <aside> and moved #messages to <ul>).

0.1.0 (2011.06.25)

  • Initial release.

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