Installation instructions

synopsis:Installing django-extensions


You can use pip to install django-extensions for usage:

$ pip install django-extensions


Django-extensions is hosted on github:

Source code can be accessed by performing a Git clone.

Tracking the development version of django command extensions should be pretty stable and will keep you up-to-date with the latest fixes.

$ pip install -e git+

You find the sources in src/django-extensions now.

You can verify that the application is available on your PYTHONPATH by opening a python interpreter and entering the following commands:

>>> import django_extensions
>>> django_extensions.VERSION
(0, 8)

Keep in mind that the current code in the git repository may be different from the packaged release. It may contain bugs and backwards-incompatible changes but most likely also new goodies to play with.


You will need to add the django_extensions application to the INSTALLED_APPS setting of your Django project file.:


This will make sure that Django finds the additional management commands provided by django-extensions.

The next time you invoke ./ help you should be able to see all the newly available commands.

Some commands or options require additional applications or python libraries, for example:

  • ‘export_emails’ will require the python vobject module to create vcard files.
  • ‘graph_models’ requires pygraphviz to render directly to image file.

If the given application or python library is not installed on your system (or not in the python path) the executed command will raise an exception and inform you of the missing dependency.