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Django template tags designed to help the navigation rendering

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Django template tags to add active class on navigation menus


  • Django 1.6, 1.7, 1.8
  • Python 2.7, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4


From sources

python install

From PyPi

pip install django-navhelper

Configure your Django installation

Add geelweb.django.navhelper in your INSTALLED_APPS.

Ensure django.core.context_processors.request is in TEMPLATE_CONTEXT_PROCESSORS. Make sure you keep the components required by the features of Django you wish to use, in doubt keep the default values.

Template tags


Returns “active” if the pattern is found in the request path

{% load navactive %}
<li class="{% renavactive request "^/start_with_foo" %}">
    <a href="{% url "view_name" }">Menu Entry</a>


You can customize some options using settings


Default: ‘active’

The class name for active entries


Default: ‘’ (Empty string)

The class name for non-active entries

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