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a theme for Pinax based on Bootstrap

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Pinax is an open-source platform built on the Django Web Framework. It is an ecosystem of reusable Django apps, themes, and starter project templates. This collection can be found at


pinax-theme-bootstrap is a theme for Pinax based on the open source Bootstrap front-end framework and the Font Awesome icon library.

Getting Started

Include pinax-theme-bootstrap in your requirements file and include pinax_theme_bootstrap and bootstrapform (which is installed alongside this theme) in your INSTALLED APPS.

Add django.core.context_processors.request and pinax_theme_bootstrap.context_processors.theme to your TEMPLATE_CONTEXT_PROCESSORS to ensure the user selector and site name work correctly.

Make sure both template loaders and staticfiles finders includes app directories.

Site name comes from Sites fixture.

Your site_base.html should extend theme_bootstrap/base.html and should provide footer and nav blocks (the latter should just be a ul of li of a links).

Your pages should have blocks head_title and body and should extend site_base.html.

The url name home should be defined as the homepage.


  • Bootstrap

  • Font Awesome

  • jQuery

We previously vendored these packages and had an undocumented build process pre-configured in our starter projects that use this theme. This has gone the way of the 80s hair band and we are now using proper packaging in the starter projects.

The templates in this project are currently tested with the following versions:

  • Bootstrap 3.3.5

  • Font Awesome 4.4.0

  • jQuery 2.1.4

If you are not using one of our starter projects, you will need to go about setting up a build environment to use these libraries. We recommend using webpack and installing these libraries with npm.

Upgrade Notes

Upgrading to 6.0, you should be aware of a few changes:

  • style_base and extra_style blocks have been merged into styles

  • script_base and extra_script blocks have been merged into scripts and the theme.js script is now loaded within a theme_script block after the scripts block. It now expects that you’ll load the necessary jQuery library at the project level in the scripts block.

  • No vendored assets ship with the theme anymore. You are responsible for setting up your own static assets at the project level. We have made it easy by just using one of our starter projects.


The pinax-theme-bootstrap documentation is currently under construction. If you would like to help us write documentation, please join our Slack team and let us know! The Pinax documentation is available at


See this blog post including a video, or our How to Contribute ( section for an overview on how contributing to Pinax works. For concrete contribution ideas, please see our Ways to Contribute/What We Need Help With ( section.

In case of any questions we recommend you join our Pinax Slack team ( and ping us there instead of creating an issue on GitHub. Creating issues on GitHub is of course also valid but we are usually able to help you faster if you ping us in Slack.

We also highly recommend reading our Open Source and Self-Care blog post (


The Pinax Bootstrap theme is released under the MIT license.

Code of Conduct

In order to foster a kind, inclusive, and harassment-free community, the Pinax Project has a code of conduct, which can be found here We ask you to treat everyone as a smart human programmer that shares an interest in Python, Django, and Pinax with you.

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