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A re-usable bridge between Django channels and Redux Edit

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A re-usable bridge between Django channels and Redux.


$ pip install django_redux
$ npm install django-channels django_redux

Create a file called for your project:

from django_redux import action, AsyncReduxConsumer

class MyConsumer(AsyncReduxConsumer):

    async def connect(self, message):
        if message.user.is_authenticated:
            await self.send_json({
                'type': 'SET_USER',
                'user': {
                    'username': self.message.user.username,

    # This method will be called when the `INCREMENT_COUNTER` action gets
    # fired from the JS via the reduxBridge (see below).
    async def incr_counter(self, message):
        await self.send_json({'type': 'INCREMENTED_COUNTER', 'incrementBy': message['incrementBy']})

In your js entry point:

// app.js

import React from 'react';

import { render } from 'react-dom';
import { Provider } from 'react-redux';
import { createStore, } from 'redux';

import reducer from '../reducers';
import Root from '../containers/Root.react';

import { WebSocketBridge } from 'django-channels';
import { eventToAction } from 'django_redux';

const store = createStore(

export const reduxBridge = new WebSocketBridge();
reduxBridge.addEventListener("message", eventToAction(store));

  <Provider store={store}>
    <Root />

To send an action from redux:

import { createAction } from 'redux-actions';

import ActionTypes from './constants';
import { reduxBridge } from './app';

export const incrementCounter = createAction(ActionTypes.INCREMENT_COUNTER, (incrementBy) => {
    type: ActionTypes.INCREMENT_COUNTER,

To send an action from the backend:

from django_redux import send_action

await send_action('mygroup', {
    'type': 'ACTION_NAME',
    'payload': {'any': 'thing'},


All clients are automatically added to a group called “broadcast”.

Authenticated users are automatically added to a group called “user.{}” so you they can be conveniently addressed.


  • Tests
    • send_action
  • Data binding
  • Docs
    • Multiplexing


Most of this code is adapted from johnpaulett/channel_chat.

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