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React Django forum/comments application with Reddit like features

Project description

Forum and comments application

  • Django Rest Framework API

  • React application as frontend included (only in github version for now)

  • MathJax support

  • Embed Thread component and ThreadListComponent (reactjs + react-bootstrap) (npm install

  • Comments are ranked using wilson scoring interval and displayed in a tree structure (using django-mptt)

  • Voting functionality for threads & comments

  • Compatible with mobile screen sizes

  • Users management page for admins (not implemented yet)

  • Admins can lock/unlock, edit, delete threads and posts, edit & delete topics (not implemented yet)



Supported Django versions

The app is currently tested with Django 1.8, 1.9, 1.10 and 1.11, 2.0


Install react-comments-django:

pip install react-comments-django

Add it and it’s dependencies to your INSTALLED_APPS:


react_comments_django_settings to context_processors:

'context_processors': [

react_comments_django’s URL patterns:

from react_comments_django.sitemaps import ThreadSitemap
from react_comments_django.urls_api import urlpatterns as react_comments_django_urls_api

sitemaps = {
    'react_comments_django': ThreadSitemap

urlpatterns = [
    url(r'^api/v1/', include(react_comments_django_urls_api)),
    url(r'^sitemap\.xml$', sitemap, {'sitemaps': sitemaps}, name='django.contrib.sitemaps.views.sitemap'),

Migrate models:

python migrate react_comments_django

Create a topic:

You can use New Topic dialog in topics page if you’re logged in as a superuser or you can create one in a python console:

from react_comments_django.models import Topic
Topic.objects.create(title='Test Topic')




1.0.0 (2021-04-12)

  • First release on PyPI.

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