Getting Started


  1. You can get stable version of Django Suit by using pip or easy_install:

    pip install django-suit==0.2.25
  2. You will need to add the 'suit' application to the INSTALLED_APPS setting of your Django project file.:



'suit' must be added before 'django.contrib.admin' and if you are using third-party apps with special admin support (like django-cms) you also need to add 'suit' before 'cms'.

  1. For Django < 1.9: You need to add 'django.core.context_processors.request' to TEMPLATE_CONTEXT_PROCESSORS setting in your Django project file.:

    from django.conf.global_settings import TEMPLATE_CONTEXT_PROCESSORS as TCP

For Django >= 1.9 or with new Django ``TEMPLATES`` setting: Make sure you have django.template.context_processors.request in your TEMPLATES OPTIONS context_processors setting in your Django project file.:

        'BACKEND': 'django.template.backends.django.DjangoTemplates',
        'DIRS': [],
        'APP_DIRS': True,
        'OPTIONS': {
            'context_processors': [
                'django.template.context_processors.request', # Make sure you have this line

Note: This is required to handle left side menu. If by some reason you removed original Django Suit menu.html, you can skip this.


Deployment with Django Suit should not be different than any other Django application. If you have problems with deployment on production, read Django docs on wsgi first.


If you deploy your project with Apache or Debug=False don’t forget to run ./ collectstatic

Develop branch

Develop branch is considered as release candidate version. Check commits and changelog of develop branch first, before installing develop version. It is quite stable and always tested, but can contain some flaws or behaviour changes too. To install latest develop version use:

pip uninstall django-suit
pip install

v2-dev branch

v2-dev branch is a complete rewrite using Bootstrap v4. It is still in development and this documentation doesn’t match v2-dev. Read more about v2 here. To install latest v2 version use:

pip uninstall django-suit
pip install