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All-in-one collaboration solution providing an intuitive, consistent user experience.

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All-in-one collaboration solution. For non-profit organizations, sports clubs, small to medium-sized businesses.

django Organice is a nice way to run a collaboration platform, an intranet, and websites for your business. It’s a compilation of the best Django packages, preconfigured for getting you started quickly. Being powered by the well-known Django Web framework it’s a safe choice for your IT investment providing an easily extensible architecture.

Fundamental Features

  • Enables everyone to contribute to your content—while retaining your full control.

  • Supports all four common collaboration and support patterns in several ways:

    1. Active contribution (create content, contribute corrections)

    2. Passive contribution (report issues, assign tasks, provide feedback)

    3. Active consumption (search and browse for content)

    4. Passive consumption (subscribe to notifications)

  • Continually involves, helps and optimally supports your collaborators by sending out reminders, editing and submission hints to avoid losing traction or interest.

Core Components

Major components of django Organice are:

  • Django Web framework

  • full-featured content management (django CMS)

  • full-featured versatile blog (Zinnia, cmsplugin)

  • events with event calendar (via Zinnia)

  • flexible contact pages (cmsplugin)

  • link collection pages

  • full-featured newsletter (Emencia)

  • todo/issue lists

  • social login and user profiles (allauth)

  • generic analytics support (analytical)

  • web analytics respecting your privacy (Piwik integration)

  • multiple themes (available for free at

  • multi-language support

  • multiple websites support

  • database support for PostgreSQL, MySQL, Oracle, and more


We are thrilled to get these awesome features out to you:

  • group spaces with automatic mailing list (

  • documentation area / wiki (probably by use of CMS functionality)

  • discussion forum / Q&A board (Askbot, Misago)

  • content download for magazine generation

  • unobtrusive, integrated, transparent document and asset management

  • DropBox, ownCloud, Windows OneDrive, Google Drive, Apple iCloud, etc. integration

  • fully integrated search (Haystack)

  • live chat or chat integration

  • surveys (django-crowdsourcing, ntusurvey)

Who is using django Organice?

Examples of websites running django Organice:

Download and Contributions

Official repositories: (kept in sync)

  1. Bitbucket:

  2. GitHub:

Getting Help



  • Use djangocms-maps (instead of djangocms-googlemap)

  • Add a simple type of editorial workflow (via user groups and CMS permissions)

  • Upgrade Zinnia templates (django-organice-theme)

  • Upgrade and add more social auth providers (django-allauth)

  • Upgrade to Django 1.8.14, django CMS 3.3.2, Zinnia 0.16

  • Add ability to generate Nginx deployment configuration




  • Disable Contact Page plugin (to be replaced by forms builder) – planned for v0.5

  • Disable Mediatree component (needs upgrade to Python 3) – planned for v0.5

  • Disable Newsletter component (needs upgrade to Python 3) – planned for v0.5

  • Add Python 3 support

  • Switch from develop/master model to feature branching model (default branch: master)

  • Migrate project to Django 1.8.8 and django CMS 3.2

  • Add sample content loading (first using fixtures, later converted to management command)

  • Integration of Piwik open source analytics (optional via django-analytical)

  • Add some test coverage, finally!

  • Start with continuous builds (Travis-CI, Shippable)




  • Project-level Makefile

  • Automation of translation processes with Transifex (for documentation only)

  • New options for settings (ORGANICE_URL_PATH_…)

  • Newsletter editor configuration, newsletter template sample

  • Add social login and user profiles (django-allauth)

  • Add assets pipeline (bootstrap-sass, Compass, UglifyJS v2)

  • Upgrade jQuery to v1.11.0, template overhaul with Bootstrap

  • Add language selection dropdown menu

  • Migrate theme data (templates, styles, and javascript) and assets pipeline to separate projects

  • Generation of server configuration (lighttpd) and more options in organice-setup

  • Add media management (django-media-tree)

  • Add todo lists (django-todo)

  • Add generic analytics (django-analytical)




  • Initial release

  • Based on Django 1.5.5, django CMS 2.4.3, Zinnia blog 0.13, Emencia newsletter

  • A more natural i18n mechanism than vanilla Django, no language prefix for default language

  • Setup script with project generation, deployment settings, custom templates, Bootstrap 3


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