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How to Add reCAPTCHA to a Django Site

Google’s reCAPTCHA is a very popular solution to protect your application or website against bots and spam. It is fairly simple to implement. In this tutorial you will find a working example using only built-in libraries, an alternative using requests and also an implementation using decorators, to reuse the reCAPTCHA verification across your application.

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How to Create User Sign Up View

In this tutorial I will cover a few strategies to create Django user sign up/registration. Usually I implement it from scratch. You will see it’s very straightforward.

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How to Implement Case-Insensitive Username

Inspired by a discussion in the How to Extend Django User Model comments, I decided to compile a few options on how to implement a case insensitive authentication using the built in Django User. Thanks to Paul Spiteri for bringing up the question and also to provide a possible solution!

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How to Create Group By Queries With Django ORM

This tutorial is about how to implement SQL-like group by queries using the Django ORM. It’s a fairly common operation, specially for those who are familiar with SQL. The Django ORM is actually an abstraction layer, that let us play with the database as it was object-oriented but in the end it’s just a relational database and all the operations are translated into SQL statements.

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How to Filter QuerySets Dynamically

Filtering QuerySets dynamically is a fairly common use case. Sure thing there is a pluggable app to make your life easier. This tutorial is about how to use the django-filter app to add a hassle-free filtering to your views. To illustrate this tutorial I will implement a view to search for users. As usual the code used in this tutorial is available on GitHub. You can find the link in the end of this post.

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