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A flask template with Bootstrap 4, asset bundling+minification with webpack, starter templates, and registration/authentication. For use with cookiecutter.
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* We're py3-only, so py[co] files won't get created
* Flask's not has a built-in `flask routes` command
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A Flask template for cookiecutter.

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Use it now


$ ./ --help
     Usage: ./ [OPTIONS]

     -b, --build    Build Docker image before running cookiecutter
     -t, --template Specify custom cookiecutter template via a URI to a git repo
                    Defaults to template in current working directory
     -h, --help     Show this message and exit


$ pip install cookiecutter
$ cookiecutter

You will be asked about your basic info (name, project name, app name, etc.). This info will be used in your new project.


  • Bootstrap 4 and Font Awesome 4 with starter templates
  • Flask-SQLAlchemy with basic User model
  • Easy database migrations with Flask-Migrate
  • Configuration in environment variables, as per The Twelve-Factor App
  • Flask-WTForms with login and registration forms
  • Flask-Login for authentication
  • Flask-Bcrypt for password hashing
  • Procfile for deploying to a PaaS (e.g. Heroku)
  • pytest and Factory-Boy for testing (example tests included)
  • Flask's Click CLI configured with simple commands
  • CSS and JS minification using webpack
  • npm support for frontend package management
  • Caching using Flask-Cache
  • Useful debug toolbar
  • Utilizes best practices: Blueprints and Application Factory patterns


Home page

Registration form



MIT licensed.


18.0.0 (09/09/2018)

  • Use CalVer (YY.MINOR.MICRO).
  • Upgrade to Bootstrap 4. Thanks @adawalli and @Hiyorimi.
  • Use environment variables for configuration.
  • Add support for Pipenv.
  • Upgrade Python and Node dependencies.

0.13.0 (06/25/2017)

  • Use webpack for building front-end assets. Front-end dependencies are installed with NPM. Remove Flask-Assets and bower.json. Thanks @wroberts.

0.12.0 (11/06/2016)

  • Update Python dependencies.

0.11.1 (11/06/2016)

  • Correctly pass first parameter to Flask according to the 0.11 docs. Thanks @aliavni.
  • Remove setuptools and wheel as dependencies to fix deployment on Heroku. Thanks @Cabalist.
  • Make User.password a Binary field for compatibility with new versions of bcrypt. Thanks again @Cabalist.

0.11.0 (09/10/2016)

  • Use the FLASK_DEBUG system environment variable, instead of MYFLASKAPP_ENV, to control different configs for development and production environments

0.10.1 (08/28/2016)

  • Fix invoke test command.

0.10.0 (08/28/2016)

  • Update to Flask 0.11.
  • Use Click instead of Flask-Script for CLI commands.

0.9.0 (03/06/2016)

  • Update stale requirements.
  • Add CSRF protection.
  • Run lint command on Travis builds.
  • Test against Python 3.5.

0.8.0 (11/09/2015)

  • Update stale requirements.
  • Add lint, clean, and urls management commands.
  • Add isort.

Thanks @andreoliw for these contributions.

0.7.0 (04/14/2015)

  • Update extension import style to flask_* as per mitsuhiko/flask#1135
  • Update stale requirements (Werkzeug, Flask-WTF, WTForms, Flask-Bcrypt, Flask-DebugToolbar, Flask-Migrate, Bootstrap, jQuery). Thanks @bsmithgall for notifying me of the critical patch to Flask-Migrate.

0.6.0 (12/01/2014)

  • Test the cookiecutter on Travis. Thanks @joshfriend.
  • Update stale requirements (Flask-WTF, Flask-Migrate, Flask-DebugToolbar)

0.5.0 (09/29/2014)

  • Fix .travis.yml.
  • Update stale requirements (Flask-WTF, WTForms, Flask-SQLAlchemy, jquery, Bootstrap)

0.4.3 (07/27/2014)

  • Add BaseFactory class.
  • Add module.
  • Tests pass on Python 3.

0.4.2 (07/27/2014)

  • Update factories to factory-boy >= 2.4.0 syntax.
  • Update stale requirements.

0.4.1 (06/07/2014)

  • Update stale requirements (Werkzeug 0.9.6, WTForms 2.0)
  • Fix unmatched div tag in home.html (thanks @level09 )

0.4.0 (04/19/2014)

  • Add ReferenceCol for less verbose foreign key columns.
  • Add SurrogatePK mixin for adding integer primary key to a model.
  • Add base Model class that has CRUD convenience methods.
  • Fix setting BCrypt encryption complexity. Tests are much faster.
  • Add Role model to show ReferenceCol usage.
  • Switch to pytest.
  • Upgrade all out-of-date requirements.
  • More test examples.
  • Remove "year" from cookiecutter.json (just change LICENSE if necessary).

0.3.2 (02/26/2014)

  • Fix static assets.

0.3.1 (02/20/2014)

  • Update default year in cookiecutter.json. Thanks @Omeryl
  • Correct testing of redirects in webtests. Thanks @Widdershin
  • Fix POST action in nav form. Thanks @Widdershin.
  • Update Bootstrap (3.1.1) and jQuery (2.1.0)
  • Optional support for bower.
  • Minified assets aren't used in dev environment.

0.3.0 (12/08/2013)

  • More modular organization: each blueprint contains its own view, models, and forms in a directory. There is still a single directory for templates and static assets.
  • Use Flask-Bcrypt for password hashing.
  • Flask-Login for authentication.
  • Simple test setup. Just create a subclass of DbTestCase.
  • Flask-Testing support.
  • Use Factory-Boy for test factories.
  • Use WebTest for functional testing.
  • Add Flask-Debugtoolbar.
  • Migrations using Flask-Migrate.
  • Caching using Flask-Cache.
  • Add error page templates (404, 401, 500)
  • Add Font Awesome 4.0.3 for icons.

0.2.0 (09/21/2013)

  • Add script
  • Add Flask-Assets for CSS and JS bundling+minification
  • Use different configs for development and production environments, controlled by the MYFLASKAPP_ENV system environment variable
  • Use Blueprints and application factory pattern. The simple branch does not use these.

0.1.0 (08/20/2013)

  • First iteration
  • Bootstrap 3 final
  • Working User model and registration
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