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Django Forms Bootstrap


Pinax is an open-source platform built on the Django Web Framework. It is an ecosystem of reusable Django apps, themes, and starter project templates. This collection can be found at


django-forms-bootstrap is a simple bootstrap filter for Django forms. Extracted from the bootstrap theme for Pinax.

Getting Started

Include django-forms-bootstrap in your requirements file and django_forms_bootstrap in your INSTALLED APPS.

Make sure your template loader finders includes app directories.

To style forms, add the following to the top of your template

{% load bootstrap_tags %}

and include your form using something like the following markup:

    <legend>My Form</legend>
    {% csrf_token %}
    {{ form|as_bootstrap }}
    <div class="form-actions">
      <a href="#back" class="btn">Go back</a>
      <button type="submit" class="btn btn-primary">Save changes</button>

Specifying Form Layouts

Bootstrap includes styles for four types of forms. To change the display of your form, add one of the following class attributes to your form tag:

Name Class Description
Vertical (default) .form-vertical Stacked, left-aligned labels over controls
Horizontal .form-horizontal Float left, right-aligned labels on same line as controls
Inline .form-inline Left-aligned label and inline-block controls for compact style
Search .form-search Extra-rounded text input for a typical search aesthetic


The django-forms-bootstrap documentation is currently under construction. If you would like to help us write documentation, please join our Pinax Project Slack channel and let us know! The Pinax documentation is available at

License & Attribution

Django Forms Bootstrap is released under the MIT license. It does not include any styles or scripts from the Bootstrap project.

Code of Conduct

In order to foster a kind, inclusive, and harassment-free community, the Pinax Project has a code of conduct, which can be found here

Pinax Project Blog and Twitter

For updates and news regarding the Pinax Project, please follow us on Twitter at @pinaxproject and check out our blog

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