A minimal django project containing a minimal app with a working jquery file upload form based on the work by Sebastian Tschan: http://aquantum-demo.appspot.com/file-upload
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jQuery-File-Upload is developed by Sebastian Tschan, with the source available on github. Example code is ported to Django by Sigurd Gartmann (sigurdga on github).


This is a small example on how to setup Sebastian Tschan's jQuery File Upload in Django. He has a working demo on his webpage and a github repository with an example on how to do it in PHP.

Here, you'll find a minimal Django project with a minimal app. You can run the example standalone by cloning the repository, running the migrations and starting the server.

I want to give a thank to Sebastian Tschan, the original author, Etay Cohen-Solal, for the latest major update, and Jørgen Bergquist for helping me over the first hurdles.


  • Drag and drop files
  • Select multiple files
  • Cancel upload
  • Delete uploaded file (from database only)
  • No flash (or other browser plugins) needed
  • … more at the upstream's features page


  • Django
  • Python Imaging Library

If you do not get PIL to work (pillow is a replacement package that works with virtulalenvs), use FileField instead of ImageField in fileupload/models.py as commented in the file.


I recommend to install this within a virtualenv.

virtualenv -p python3 venv
source venv/bin/activate
pip install -r requirements.txt
./manage.py migrate
./manage.py runserver

And then go to localhost:8000 and try to upload some files.


MIT, as the original project. See LICENSE.txt.