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Helpers for django CMS plugin development

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Helper for django CMS plugin development

djangocms-helper is a set of commands to handle django CMS plugins development process.

It’s a modified version of django CMS’s own script, modified to handle generic plugins development process.

Supported versions

Python: 2.6, 2.7, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5

Django: 1.6 to 1.9

django CMS: 3.0 to 3.2

Common options

  • --cms: Loads configuration to properly run a django CMS-based application;
  • --extra-settings: Path to a helper file to set extra settings; see Settings section for details;


The command must be executed in the main plugin directory (i.e. in the same directory as the file) as it needs to import files relative to the current directory.

The basic command structure is:

djangocms-helper <application> <command> [options ...]

where <application> is the django application name and <command> is one of the available commands. Optins vary for each command.


By using the integrated runned in the settings file you’ll be able to run the commands without invoking djangocms-helper: see Integrate runner for reference.


Installing from pip:

pip install djangocms-helper

Installing from source:

pip install git+


  • django CMS 3.0 (django CMS 3.0.4 is required for pyflake command), optional; required only to work with --cms option
  • docopt
  • tox
  • dj-database-url


Documentation is available on readthedocs.


djangocms-helper was written by Iacopo Spalletti with help from other contributors.


The general logic and part of the code of the whole application is heavily taken from django CMS’s own so all the contributors deserve a huge thanks for their work.

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