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django-widget-tweaks

Tweak the form field rendering in templates, not in python-level form definitions. Altering CSS classes and HTML attributes is supported.

That should be enough for designers to customize field presentation (using CSS and unobtrusive javascript) without touching python code.

The license is MIT.

Installation

pip install django-widget-tweaks

Then add 'widget_tweaks' to INSTALLED_APPS.

Usage

This app provides several template filters that can alter CSS classes and HTML attributes of django form fields.

attr

Adds or replaces any single html atribute for the form field.

Examples:

{% load widget_tweaks %}

<!-- change input type (e.g. to HTML5) -->
{{ form.search_query|attr:"type:search" }}

<!-- add/change several attributes -->
{{ form.text|attr:"rows:20"|attr:"cols:20"|attr:"title:Hello, world!" }}

<!-- attributes without parameters -->
{{ form.search_query|attr:"autofocus" }}

add_class

Adds CSS class to field element. Split classes by whitespace in order to add several classes at once.

Example:

{% load widget_tweaks %}

<!-- add 2 extra css classes to field element -->
{{ form.title|add_class:"css_class_1 css_class_2" }}

set_data

Sets HTML5 data attribute ( http://ejohn.org/blog/html-5-data-attributes/ ). Useful for unobtrusive javascript. It is just a shortcut for 'attr' filter that prepends attribute names with 'data-' string.

Example:

{% load widget_tweaks %}

<!-- data-filters:"OverText" will be added to input field -->
{{ form.title|set_data:"filters:OverText" }}

append_attr

Appends atribute value with extra data.

Example:

{% load widget_tweaks %}

<!-- add 2 extra css classes to field element -->
{{ form.title|append_attr:"class:css_class_1 css_class_2" }}

'add_class' filter is just a shortcut for 'append_attr' filter that adds values to the 'class' attribute.

add_error_class

The same as 'add_class' but adds css class only if validation failed for the field (field.errors is not empty).

Example:

{% load widget_tweaks %}

<!-- add 'error-border' css class on field error -->
{{ form.title|add_error_class:"error-border" }}

render_field

This is a template tag that can be used as an alternative to aforementioned filters. This template tag renders a field using a syntax similar to plain HTML attributes.

Example:

{% load widget_tweaks %}

<!-- change input type (e.g. to HTML5) -->
{% render_field form.search_query type="search" %}

<!-- add/change several attributes -->
{% render_field form.text rows="20" cols="20" title="Hello, world!" %}

<!-- add/change several attributes with use template variable -->
{% render_field form.text placeholder=form.text.label %}

<!-- append to an attribute -->
{% render_field form.title class+="css_class_1 css_class_2" %}

field_type widget_type

Tags for get field class name and field widget class name in lower case.

Example:

<div class="field {{ field|field_type }} {{ field|widget_type }}
            {{ field.html_name }}">
    {{ field }}
</div>

Out:

<div class="field charfield textinput
            name">
    <input id="id_name" type="text" name="name" maxlength="100" />
</div>

Contributing

If you've found a bug, implemented a feature or have a suggestion, do not hesitate to contact me, fire an issue or send a pull request.

Source code:

Bug tracker: https://bitbucket.org/kmike/django-widget-tweaks/issues/new

running the tests

Make sure you have tox installed, then type

tox

from the source checkout.