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Django Middleware for HTTP Method Override Form Params & Header

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Django Method Override

Django middleware that overrides the HTTP method through either a _method form param (Ruby on Rails style) or the X-HTTP-Method-Override header.


  1. Install via pip:

    pip install django-method-override
  2. Add the MethodOverrideMiddleware after Django's CsrfViewMiddleware:

        # ...
        # ...
  3. Add method_override to your INSTALLED_APPS:

        # ...


Use the provided template tag in your form to add the desired form:

{% load method_override %}
<form action="{% url 'post-detail' %}" method="POST">
    {% csrf_token %}
    {% method_override 'PUT' %}

Now, you may use put in you Class-based views. Django Method Override will even copy over the form data to request.PUT:

class PostView(View):
    def put(self, request):
        form = Form(request.PUT)
        # ...

The X-HTTP-Method-Override header is also supported. So for the above view, this will work too:

    headers: { "X-HTTP-Method-Override": "PUT" },
    type: "POST",
    url: "http://localhost:8000/posts/1/"
    // ...


Django Method Override can be customized from your Django file:


A list of the allowed methods for overriding. Defaults to:



The form param key used to override the method. Defaults to '_method'.


The HTTP header to check. Defaults to 'HTTP_X_HTTP_METHOD_OVERRIDE'


The string tempalte used to render the input for the form param. It will based to kwargs, name and value. Defaults to:

'<input type="hidden" name="{name}" value="{value}">'


Copyright (c) 2013 LocalMed, Inc.. See LICENSE for details.

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