django-configurations eases Django project configuration by relying on the composability of Python classes. It extends the notion of Django's module based settings loading with well established object oriented programming patterns.
Check out the documentation for more complete examples.
pip install django-configurations
Then subclass the included configurations.Configuration class in your project's settings.py or any other module you're using to store the settings constants, e.g.:
# mysite/settings.py from configurations import Configuration class Dev(Configuration): DEBUG = True
Set the DJANGO_CONFIGURATION environment variable to the name of the class you just created, e.g. in bash:
and the DJANGO_SETTINGS_MODULE environment variable to the module import path as usual, e.g. in bash:
Alternatively supply the --configuration option when using Django management commands along the lines of Django's default --settings command line option, e.g.:
python manage.py runserver --settings=mysite.settings --configuration=Dev
To enable Django to use your configuration you now have to modify your manage.py or wsgi.py script to use django-configurations's versions of the appropriate starter functions, e.g. a typical manage.py using django-configurations would look like this:
Notice in line 10 we don't use the common tool django.core.management.execute_from_command_line but instead configurations.management.execute_from_command_line.
The same applies to your wsgi.py file, e.g.:
Here we don't use the default django.core.wsgi.get_wsgi_application function but instead configurations.wsgi.get_wsgi_application.
That's it! You can now use your project with manage.py and your favorite WSGI enabled server.