Skip to main content
This is a pre-production deployment of Warehouse. Changes made here affect the production instance of PyPI (
Help us improve Python packaging - Donate today!

A Django app to add star ratings to models.

Project Description

|Build Status| || |Documentation Status|

Python 3 compatible ratings for Django.

Add ratings to any Django model with a template tag.

See full `documentation


Install from PyPI:


pip install django-star-ratings

add ``star_ratings`` to ``INSTALLED_APPS``:



sync your database:


python migrate

add the following to your


url(r'^ratings/', include('star_ratings.urls', namespace='ratings', app_name='ratings')),

Make sure ``'django.core.context_processors.request',`` is in


Add the following javascript and stylesheet to your template


{% load static %}
<link rel="stylesheet" href="{% static 'star-ratings/css/star-ratings.css' %}">
<script type="text/javascript" src="{% static 'star-ratings/js/dist/star-ratings.min.js' %}"></script>

To enable ratings for a model add the following tag in your template


{% load ratings %}
{% ratings object %}

Template tags

The template tag takes four arguments:

- ``icon_height``: defaults to ``STAR_RATINGS_STAR_HEIGHT``
- ``icon_width``: defaults to ``STAR_RATINGS_STAR_WIDTH``
- ``read_only``: overrides the ``editable`` behaviour to make the widget read only
- ``template_name``: overrides the tempalte to use for the widget


To prohibit users from altering their ratings set

To change the number of rating stars, set ``STAR_RATINGS_RANGE``
(defaults to 5)

To enable anonymous rating set ``STAR_RATINGS_ANONYMOUS = True``.

Anonymous Rating

If anonymous rating is enabled only the ip address for the rater will be stored (even if the user is logged in).
When a user rates an object a preexisting object will not be searched for, instead a new rating object will be created

**If this value is changed your lookups will return different results!**

To control the default size of stars in pixels set the values of ``STAR_RATINGS_STAR_HEIGHT`` and
``STAR_RATINGS_STAR_WIDTH``. By default ``STAR_RATINGS_STAR_WIDTH`` is the same as

Changing the star graphics

To change the star graphic, add a sprite sheet to
``/static/star-ratings/images/stars.png`` with the states aligned
horizontally. The stars should be laid out in three states: full, empty
and active.

You can also set ``STAR_RATINGS_STAR_SPRITE`` to the location of your sprite sheet.

Customize widget template

You can customize ratings widget by creating ``star_ratings/widget.html``. For example :


{% extends "star_ratings/widget_base.html" %}
{% block rating_detail %}
Whatever you want
{% endblock %}

See ``star_ratings/widget_base.html`` for other blocks to be extended.

Ordering by ratings

The easiest way to order by ratings is to add a ``GenericRelation`` to
the ``Rating`` model from your model:


from django.contrib.contenttypes.fields import GenericRelation
from star_ratings.models import Rating

class Foo(models.Model):
bar = models.CharField(max_length=100)
ratings = GenericRelation(Rating, related_query_name='foos')


Custom Rating Model

In some cases you may need to create your own rating model. This is possible
by setting ``STAR_RATING_RATING_MODEL`` in your settings file. This can be useful
to add additional fields or methods to the model. This is very similar to the how
django handles swapping the user model
(see []).

For ease ``AbstractBaseRating`` is supplied. For example if you wanted to add the
field ``foo`` to the rating model you would need to crate your rating model
extending ``AbstractBaseRating``:



class MyRating(AbstractBaseRating):
foo = models.TextField()

And add the setting to the setting file:




Changing the ``pk`` type (Requires django >= 1.10)

One use case for changing the rating model would be to change the pk type of the
related object. By default we assume the pk of the rated object will be a
positive integer field which is fine for most uses, if this isn't though you will
need to override the ``object_id`` field on the rating model. As of django 1.10
you can now hide fields form parent abstract models, so to change the ``object_id``
to a ``CharField`` you can do something like:


class MyRating(AbstractBaseRating):
object_id = models.CharField(max_length=10)

Running tests

To run the test use:


$> ./

.. |Build Status| image::
.. || image::
.. |Documentation Status| image::
:alt: Documentation Status
.. |Docs| :target:


Travis is setup to push releases to pypi automatically on tags, to do a release:

1. Up version number.
2. Update release notes.
3. Push dev.
4. Merge develop into master.
5. Tag with new version number.
6. Push tags.
Release History

Release History

This version
History Node


History Node


History Node


History Node


History Node


History Node


History Node


History Node


History Node


History Node


History Node


Download Files

Download Files

Download the file for your platform. If you're not sure which to choose, learn more about installing packages.

File Name & Checksum SHA256 Checksum Help Version File Type Upload Date
django-star-ratings-0.6.0.tar.gz (32.3 kB) Copy SHA256 Checksum SHA256 Source Dec 12, 2017

Supported By

WebFaction WebFaction Technical Writing Elastic Elastic Search Pingdom Pingdom Monitoring Dyn Dyn DNS Sentry Sentry Error Logging CloudAMQP CloudAMQP RabbitMQ Heroku Heroku PaaS Kabu Creative Kabu Creative UX & Design Fastly Fastly CDN DigiCert DigiCert EV Certificate Rackspace Rackspace Cloud Servers DreamHost DreamHost Log Hosting