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django-wysiwyg-redactor is a lightweight responsive wysiwyg editor for Django

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What’s that

django-wysiwyg-redactor is a reusable application for Django, using Redactor WYSIWYG editor

Sponsored by Mess Marketing, we use the latest version of redactorjs, always up-to-date.


  • Django >= 1.3 # for static files

  • Pillow or PIL # for image upload

Getting started

  • Install django-wysiwyg-redactor:

`pip install django-wysiwyg-redactor`

  • Add ‘redactor’ to INSTALLED_APPS.

  • Add url(r’^redactor/’, include(‘redactor.urls’)), to

  • Add default config in

REDACTOR_OPTIONS = {'lang': 'en'}
REDACTOR_UPLOAD = 'uploads/'

More redactor settings.

Using in model

from django.db import models
from redactor.fields import RedactorField

class Entry(models.Model):
    title = models.CharField(max_length=250, verbose_name=u'Title')
    short_text = RedactorField(verbose_name=u'Text')

or use custom parametrs:

short_text = RedactorField(
    redactor_options={'lang': 'en', 'focus': 'true'},

Using for only admin interface

from django import forms
from redactor.widgets import RedactorEditor
from blog.models import Entry

class EntryAdminForm(forms.ModelForm):
    class Meta:
        model = Entry
        widgets = {
           'short_text': RedactorEditor(),

    class EntryAdmin(admin.ModelAdmin):
        form = EntryAdminForm

RedactorEditor takes the same parameters as RedactorField.

Upload Handlers

SimpleUploader - The Standard Uploader. Will upload your file to REDACTOR_UPLOAD.

UUIDUploader - This handler will replace the original file name for an UUID.

DateDirectoryUploader - This handler saves the file in a directory based on the current server date.


For example, if I want to use the DateDirectoryUploader handler, I will put this on

REDACTOR_UPLOAD_HANDLER = 'redactor.handlers.DateDirectoryUploader'

File Storages

django-wysiwyg-redactor defaults to using the default media storage for your Django application.

This can be overriden to use a different storage backend with this variable:

REDACTOR_FILE_STORAGE = 'my_site.file_storages.storage_instance'

Information on writing a custom storage backend is here in the Django documentation.

Other third-party libraries exist to provide storage backends for cloud object storages (e.g. django-cumulus for Rackspace/OpenStack or django-storages for Amazon S3).

NOTE: Soon we will have a better documentation.


  1. Fork it!

  2. Create your feature branch: git checkout -b my-new-feature

  3. Commit your changes: git commit -am ‘Add some feature’

  4. Push to the branch: git push origin my-new-feature

  5. Submit a pull request =]


  • 0.4.2 Nov 06, 2014

    • Fix: “ReferenceError: django is not defined” (pull #54)

    • Fix: Error in collectstatic post-process (pull #56)

    • Fix: code block on README

  • 0.4.1 oct 21, 2014

  • 0.4.0 sep 11, 2014

    • Great news, now we have an sponsor, which means we can use a up-to-date version of redactorjs. Thanks to @etchalon. ( pull #48 )

    • Working with python3.4

    • Update LICENSE

    • Better error handling

  • Jun 06, 2014

    • Added: Support for custom REDACTOR_FILE_STORAGE ( pull #45 #46 ) Thanks to @pztrick

  • 0.3.9 Mar 29, 2014

    • New Feature: Upload Handler (pull #43) Special Thanks to @SilentSokolov

    • Fix unicode filename issue.

  • Feb 14, 2014

    • Improvement: Rename uploaded image by dint of uuid ( pull #33 )

  • Feb 13, 2014

    • Fix: Solve Deprecation of ‘simplejson’ ( pull #25 )

  • previous versions

    • Lots of fixes, see the commits.

Who is behind this?

Awesome people, you should see the AUTHORS file.

And our awesome sponsor:

Mess Marketing from Chicago, IL @etchalon

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