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Django's set of utilities. Includes admin ImageField with preview, override for username, Localized date filter, ConsoleException middleware and broken link highlight template.

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A set of Django useful utilities.

  • ImageField with preview in admin interface

  • Override allows to create users with dot in username

  • Localized date filter

  • ConsoleException middleware


  1. Put utilities in to your INSTALLED_APPS in your within your django project.



Used to show image preview near ImageField.

To use it in your

from utilities.fields import ImagePreviewFieldd

class MyModel(models.Model):
        image = ImagePreviewField(upload_to='upload/')

You can specify maximum width and height for the thumb

class MyModel(models.Model):
        image = ImagePreviewField(upload_to='upload/', thumb_size=(80, 80))

If you have separated field with thumb for this image you can specify its name and told to use its real size:

class MyModel(models.Model):
        thumb = models.ImageField(upload_to='thumb/')
        image = ImagePreviewField(upload_to='upload/', thumb_field='thumb', thumb_size=None)

Dot is username:

By default this application will allow you to create users in admin with dot in there names. To disallow set ALLOW_DOT_IS_USERNAME to False in your

Local date template filter:

The date_local filter supposed to be used with Django 1.1 (1.2+ already has such feature ). Load filter with {% load utilities_tags %} and use it like date Django date filter

For example:

{{ entry.creation_date|date_local:"d F Y" }}

Returns 01 Января 2010 for ru locale

ConsoleException middleware:

Often you get annoyed when Django show Tracebacks like

File "/home/mysite/django-mysite3/django/template/", line
800, in render_node
return node.render(context)

ConsoleException middleware prints original tracebacks in STDOUT. It is very helpful for debugging sometimes. Use it ONLY in development mode!



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