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Morepath: Super Powered Python Web Framework

Morepath is a Python web microframework, with super powers.

Morepath is a Python WSGI microframework. It uses routing, but the routing is to models. Morepath is model-driven and flexible, which makes it expressive.

  • Morepath does not get in your way.
  • It lets you express what you want with ease. See :doc:`quickstart`.
  • It's extensible, with a simple, coherent and universal extension and override mechanism, supporting reusable code. See :doc:`app_reuse`.
  • It understands about generating hyperlinks. The web is about hyperlinks and Morepath actually knows about them. See :doc:`paths_and_linking`.
  • Views are simple functions. All views are generic. See :doc:`views`.
  • It has all the tools to develop REST web services in the box. See :doc:`rest`.
  • Documentation is important. Morepath has a lot of :doc:`toc`.

Sounds interesting?

Walk the Morepath with us!

Video intro

Here is a 25 minute introduction to Morepath, originally given at EuroPython 2014:

Morepath Super Powers

Curious how Morepath compares with other Python web frameworks? See :doc:`compared`.

Morepath Knows About Your Models

import morepath

class App(morepath.App):

class Document(object):
    def __init__(self, id): = id

class Root(object):

@App.path(path='documents/{id}', model=Document)
def get_document(id):
    return Document(id)  # query for doc

def hello_root(self, request):
    return '<a href="%s">Go to doc</a>' %'foo'))

def hello_doc(self, request):
    return '<p>Hello document: %s!</p>' %

if __name__ == '__main__':

Want to know what's going on? Check out the :doc:`Quickstart <quickstart>`!

More documentation, please!

If you have questions, please join the #morepath IRC channel on freenode. Hope to see you there!

I just want to try it!

You will have your own application to fiddle with in no time!