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Built from scratch to replicate some of the Django admin functionality and add some more, to serve as an introspective interface for Django and Mongo.
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Info:An introspective interface for Django and MongoDB.
Version: 0.2.21
Maintainer:Daniel Greenfeld (
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This Project is Unsupported

If you decide to use this project, be forewarned that support and patches will not be forthcoming at this time. Why?

  1. The maintainers of this project are no longer working professionally with MongoDB.
  2. The maintainers of this project have to triage their open source time to projects that they use on a regular basis, or are paid to maintain.

If you want to pay the maintainers of this project to support it again, please contact @pydanny and/or @garrypolley.

If you want to join the maintenaince team to bring it back to life, please contact @pydanny.


django-mongonaut is an introspective interface for working with MongoDB via mongoengine. Rather then attempt to staple this functionality into Django's Admin interface, django-mongonaut takes the approach of rolling a new framework from scratch.

By writing it from scratch I get to avoid trying to staple ORM functionality on top of MongoDB, a NoSQL key/value binary-tree store.



Made as easy as possible, setup is actually easier than django.contrib.admin. Furthermore, the only dependencies are mongoengine and pymongo. Eventually django-mongonaut will be able to support installations without mongoengine.

Get MongoDB:

Download the right version per

Get mongoengine (and pymongo):

pip install mongoengine=>0.5.2

Get the code:

pip install django-mongonaut==0.2.20

Install the dependency in your


You will need the following also set up:

  • django.contrib.sessions
  • django.contrib.messages


No need for autodiscovery() with django-mongonaut!

Add the mongonaut file to your urlconf file:

urlpatterns = patterns('',
    (r'^mongonaut/', include('mongonaut.urls')),


django-mongonaut will let you duplicate much of what django.contrib.admin gives you, but in a way more suited for MongoDB. Still being implemented, but already works better than any other MongoDB solution for Django. A simple example:

# myapp/

# Import the MongoAdmin base class
from mongonaut.sites import MongoAdmin

# Import your custom models
from blog.models import Post

# Instantiate the MongoAdmin class
# Then attach the mongoadmin to your model
Post.mongoadmin = MongoAdmin()


All the documentation for this project is hosted at


  • mongoengine >=0.5.2
  • pymongo (comes with mongoengine)
  • sphinx (optional - for documentation generation)
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