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Django Facebook by Thierry Schellenbach (

Login and registration functionality using the new facebook open graph api.

  • Actually creates user models and profiles
  • Robust facebook user data -> django account conversion

Required django apps

  • django.contrib.auth (Django core app, included)
  • django-registration

Additional dependencies

  • python-cjson


Step 1 - Settings

Define the settings in django_facebook/ in your file.

Step 2 - Url config


url(r'^facebook/', include('django_facebook.urls')),

to your global file.

Step 3 - Ensure the FB JS api is available on all pages you want to login

Facebook JS API

Step 4 - Update your models

Add to your user profile model

about_me = models.TextField(blank=True, null=True)
facebook_id = models.IntegerField(blank=True, null=True)
facebook_name = models.CharField(max_length=255, blank=True, null=True)
facebook_profile_url = models.TextField(blank=True, null=True)
website_url = models.TextField(blank=True, null=True)
blog_url = models.TextField(blank=True, null=True)
image = models.ImageField(blank=True, null=True)
date_of_birth = models.DateField(blank=True, null=True)

Step 5 - Template

See examples/connect.html.

For more details, see the Facebook docs.

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