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How to Extend Django User Model

The Django’s built-in authentication system is great. For the most part we can use it out-of-the-box, saving a lot of development and testing effort. It fits most of the use cases and is very safe. But sometimes we need to do some fine adjustment so to fit our Web application.

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Django Tips #7 How to Get the Current URL Within a Django Template

Make sure you have django.template.context_processors.request listed in your context_processors.

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How to Create a Custom Django Middleware

In a nutshell, a Middleware is a regular Python class that hooks into Django’s request/response life cycle. Those classes holds pieces of code that are processed upon every request/response your Django application handles.

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Django Tips #6 get_or_create

This is a convenience method for looking up an object, giving a set of parameters, creating one if necessary.

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How to Use Django's Built-in Login System

Django comes with a lot of built-in resources for the most common use cases of a Web application. The registration app is a very good example and a good thing about it is that the features can be used out-of-the-box.

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