Django Debugging

Django debugging makes it easier to debug your app during development. Currently it contains the runserver_plus functionality from the project django-extensions.


Run pip install django-debugging

If you are using the package from source you will need to install Werkzeug manually.

Add django-debugging to your INSTALLED_APPS setting:


Getting Started

To get started use the runserver_plus command instead of runserver. All runserver options will work with runserver_plus.

$ python manage.py runserver_plus

* Running on
* Restarting with reloader...

Validating models...
0 errors found

Django version 1.4.1, using settings 'mysite.conf.settings'
Development server is running at
Using the Werkzeug debugger (http://werkzeug.pocoo.org/)
Quit the server with CONTROL-C.


Werkzeug displays its own traceback page instead of Django's normal traceback page.

It has two options:

View Source

You can expand and the view the source of each line in the traceback.

Interactive Console Debugger

Lets you evaluate python expressions in the browser with the context being same as the line in the traceback. Use it to print values, assign variables, or run functions. (Warning: This is extremely insecure and should never be run and a production server.)