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django CMS Snippet

pypi coverage python django djangocms

django CMS Snippet provides a plugin for django CMS to inject HTML, CSS or JavaScript snippets into your website.

This project is endorsed by the django CMS Association. Join us on Slack.

Warning: We recommend using this plugin only during development:

This plugin is a potential security hazard, since it allows authorized-
users to place custom markup or Javascript on pages bypassing all of
Django's normal sanitization mechanisms. This could be exploited by users
with the right to add snippets to elevate their privileges to superusers.
This plugin should only be used during the initial development phase for
rapid prototyping and testing.


Contribute to this project and win rewards

Because this is a an open-source project, we welcome everyone to get involved in the project and receive a reward for their contribution. Become part of a fantastic community and help us make django CMS the best CMS in the world.

We'll be delighted to receive your feedback in the form of issues and pull requests. Before submitting your pull request, please review our contribution guidelines.

We're grateful to all contributors who have helped create and maintain this package. Contributors are listed at the contributors section.

One of the easiest contributions you can make is helping to translate this addon on Transifex.


See REQUIREMENTS in the file for additional dependencies.


For a manual install:

  • run pip install djangocms-snippet
  • add djangocms_snippet to your INSTALLED_APPS
  • run python migrate djangocms_snippet

Djangocms-snippet uses the ace code editor which normally is loaded from a CDN. If you prefer your application to provide the editor locally, you can change the requirement from djangocms_snippet to djangocms_snippet[static-ace] and add djangocms_static_ace to your project's INSTALLED_APPS.


To allow the contents of all snippets to be searchable, please set DJANGOCMS_SNIPPET_SEARCH to True in your settings:


We are using Ace as our editor of choice to edit the snippet content. You can customize the theme and mode through:


If dynamic content is inserted (for example {% show_menu ... %}), the plugin cache must be disabled, please set DJANGOCMS_SNIPPET_CACHE to False in your settings:

DJANGOCMS_SNIPPET_CACHE = False # default value is False

Template tag

You can also use a template tag to render a snippet rather than a plugin:

{% load snippet_tags %}
{% snippet_fragment [reference] %}

Replace [reference] with either:

  • The snippet ID, e.g. {% snippet_fragment 42 %}
  • The snippet slug, e.g. {% snippet_fragment 'my-snippet' %}
  • The snippet instance, e.g. {% snippet_fragment instance.snippet %}

Optionally provide a fallback if there is no matching id/slug/instance:

{% snippet_fragment 'my-snippet' or %}
    ... your content fallback here ...
{% endsnippet_fragment %}

Running Tests

You can run tests by executing:

virtualenv env
source env/bin/activate
pip install -r tests/requirements.txt
python test