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Django admin widget for Gregor Mülleggers django-sortedm2m_ library

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sortedm2m-filter-horizontal-widget is an admin widget for Gregor Mülleggers excellent django-sortedm2m library.

This allows for a familiar filter horizontal widget.


pip install django-sortedm2m-filter-horizontal-widget

What version do I need?

Django Install
< 1.8 0.2
1.8 1.1
>= 1.9 1.2.1
>= 2.0 1.3.2
>= 3.0 latest


Add sortedm2m_filter_horizontal_widget to your INSTALLED_APPS (needed for static files).

In your ModelAdmin add the following function to override the default widget. :

from sortedm2m_filter_horizontal_widget.forms import SortedFilteredSelectMultiple

class MyModelAdmin(admin.ModelAdmin):
    # ...

    def formfield_for_manytomany(self, db_field, request=None, **kwargs):
        if == 'your_sortedm2m_field_name':
            kwargs['widget'] = SortedFilteredSelectMultiple()
        return super(MyModelAdmin, self).formfield_for_manytomany(db_field, request, **kwargs)


  • Automatically assign widget if field is specified in ModelAdmin's filter_horizontal.
  • Add tests

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