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``contrib`` packages
====================
Django aims to follow Python's `"batteries included" philosophy`_. It ships
with a variety of extra, optional tools that solve common Web-development
problems.
This code lives in ``django/contrib`` in the Django distribution. This document
gives a rundown of the packages in ``contrib``, along with any dependencies
those packages have.
.. admonition:: Note
For most of these add-ons -- specifically, the add-ons that include either
models or template tags -- you'll need to add the package name (e.g.,
``'django.contrib.redirects'``) to your :setting:`INSTALLED_APPS` setting
and re-run ``manage.py migrate``.
.. _"batteries included" philosophy: https://docs.python.org/tutorial/stdlib.html#batteries-included
.. toctree::
:maxdepth: 1
admin/index
auth
contenttypes
flatpages
gis/index
humanize
messages
postgres/index
redirects
sitemaps
sites
staticfiles
syndication
``admin``
=========
The automatic Django administrative interface. For more information, see
:doc:`Tutorial 2 </intro/tutorial02>` and the
:doc:`admin documentation </ref/contrib/admin/index>`.
Requires the auth_ and contenttypes_ contrib packages to be installed.
``auth``
========
Django's authentication framework.
See :doc:`/topics/auth/index`.
``contenttypes``
================
A light framework for hooking into "types" of content, where each installed
Django model is a separate content type.
See the :doc:`contenttypes documentation </ref/contrib/contenttypes>`.
``flatpages``
=============
A framework for managing simple "flat" HTML content in a database.
See the :doc:`flatpages documentation </ref/contrib/flatpages>`.
Requires the sites_ contrib package to be installed as well.
``gis``
=======
A world-class geospatial framework built on top of Django, that enables
storage, manipulation and display of spatial data.
See the :doc:`/ref/contrib/gis/index` documentation for more.
``humanize``
============
A set of Django template filters useful for adding a "human touch" to data.
See the :doc:`humanize documentation </ref/contrib/humanize>`.
``messages``
============
A framework for storing and retrieving temporary cookie- or session-based
messages
See the :doc:`messages documentation </ref/contrib/messages>`.
``postgres``
============
A collection of PostgreSQL specific features.
See the :doc:`contrib.postgres documentation </ref/contrib/postgres/index>`.
``redirects``
=============
A framework for managing redirects.
See the :doc:`redirects documentation </ref/contrib/redirects>`.
``sessions``
============
A framework for storing data in anonymous sessions.
See the :doc:`sessions documentation </topics/http/sessions>`.
``sites``
=========
A light framework that lets you operate multiple websites off of the same
database and Django installation. It gives you hooks for associating objects to
one or more sites.
See the :doc:`sites documentation </ref/contrib/sites>`.
``sitemaps``
============
A framework for generating Google sitemap XML files.
See the :doc:`sitemaps documentation </ref/contrib/sitemaps>`.
``syndication``
===============
A framework for generating syndication feeds, in RSS and Atom, quite easily.
See the :doc:`syndication documentation </ref/contrib/syndication>`.
Other add-ons
=============
If you have an idea for functionality to include in ``contrib``, let us know!
Code it up, and post it to the |django-users| mailing list.
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