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Adds an image plugin to django CMS

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django CMS Picture is a plugin for django CMS that allows you to add images on your site.


This project is endorsed by the django CMS Association. That means that it is officially accepted by the dCA as being in line with our roadmap vision and development/plugin policy. Join us on Slack.


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See REQUIREMENTS in the file for additional dependencies:

python django djangocms

  • Django Filer 1.7 or higher

Make sure django-filer is installed and configured appropriately.


For a manual install:

  • run pip install djangocms-picture
  • add djangocms_picture to your INSTALLED_APPS
  • run python migrate djangocms_picture


Note that the provided templates are very minimal by design. You are encouraged to adapt and override them to your project’s requirements.

This addon provides a default template for all instances. You can provide additional template choices by adding a DJANGOCMS_PICTURE_TEMPLATES setting:

    ('background', _('Background image')),

You’ll need to create the background folder inside templates/djangocms_picture/ otherwise you will get a template does not exist error. You can do this by copying the default folder inside that directory and renaming it to background.

Another setting is DJANGOCMS_PICTURE_NESTING, which allows you to render an image as the background image of a container that also contains other content (text, icons and so on).


will enable this (the default is False). When set to True, you’ll be able to place additional plugins inside the picture plugin.

You can override alignment styles with DJANGOCMS_PICTURE_ALIGN, for example:

    ('top', _('Top Aligned')),

This will generate a class prefixed with align-. The example above would produce a class="align-top". Adding a class key to the image attributes automatically merges the alignment with the attribute class.

You can enable responsive images technique by setting``DJANGOCMS_PICTURE_RESPONSIVE_IMAGES`` to True. In this case uploaded images will create thumbnails of different sizes according to DJANGOCMS_PICTURE_RESPONSIVE_IMAGES_VIEWPORT_BREAKPOINTS (which defaults to [576, 768, 992]) and browser will be responsible for choosing the best image to display (based upon the screen viewport).

You can use DJANGOCMS_PICTURE_RATIO to set the width/height ratio of images if these values are not set explicitly on the image:


We use the golden ratio, approximately 1.618, as a default value for this.

When working out sizes for the image, the system will use the following values, of preference:

  • the width or height set in the Thumbnail options
  • Autoscale
  • the Width and Height

We recommend setting width or height values around a placeholder so when the plugin uses Autoscale it can discover them:

{% with 720 as width and 480 as height %}
    {% placeholder content %}
{% endwith %}

Further configuration can be achieved through the django Filer settings.

Running Tests

You can run tests by executing:

virtualenv env
source env/bin/activate
pip install -r test_requirements/base.txt
python test

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