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Easy to use reddit like voting system for django models.

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Easy to use reddit like voting system for django models.


  • Does not use GenericForeignKeys (which irritates me when making queries) Has vote_buttons_for templatetag, that generates html code for your object for vote buttons.

  • Has, default_buttons.css which gives a shape your buttons as default, but you can override.

  • Has, voting_script template tag, it generates javascript code to make ajax requests for voting. Automatically finds qhonuskan_votes views.

  • voting_script tag also renders overridable show_not_authenticated_error function, so you can use your own error windows (jquery-ui etc.) via overriding it.

  • Default buttons are pure css, there is no images. So it’s lite.

Quick Implementation Guide

  1. Add qhonuskan_votes to your INSTALLED_APPS.

    INSTALLED_APPS = ('...',
  2. Add VotesField, and add ObjectsWithScoresManager to your model.

    from django.db import models
    from qhonuskan_votes.models import VotesField
    class MyModel(models.Model):
        votes = VotesField()
        objects_with_scores = ObjectsWithScoresManager()
  3. Syncdb.

  4. Extend your urls [1].

    import qhonuskan_votes.urls
    from django.conf.urls.defaults import *
    urlpatterns = patterns('',
      url(r'^votes/', include(qhonuskan_votes.urls)),
  5. Load qhonuskan_votes templatetags from your template. You will need STATIC_PREFIX too.

    {% load qhonuskan_votes static %}
    {% get_static_prefix as STATIC_PREFIX %}
  6. Load default_buttons.css to give little shape to buttons

    <link href="{{STATIC_PREFIX}}default_buttons.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" />
  7. After that line, if you wish you can override some properties

    <style type="text/css">
      div.vote_buttons {
        width: 40px;
        margin-right: 5px;
        float: left;
        border: 1px solid #666;
  8. Load jquery to your template

    <script src=""></script>
  9. After all, you can add voting_script template tag to your head section. It generates necessary javascript code for ajax requests.

    {% voting_script %}
  10. use vote_buttons_for_object template tag to create buttons.

    {% for object in objects %}
      <div class="object">
        {% vote_buttons_for object %}
          <div class="text">
            {{ object.text }}
    {% endfor %}

For further information you can inspect example project at root of the repository.


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