Adding User Profile Pages in Django


User profile pages provide a personalized experience for users of your Django web application. In this guide, we'll explore how to add user profile pages in Django and display user-specific information, complete with sample code.


Before you begin, make sure you have the following prerequisites in place:

  • Django: You should have Django installed. If not, use
    pip install django
    to install it.
  • Django Project: You should have a Django project set up. If not, refer to the guide on creating your first Django project.
  • User Authentication: Ensure that you have user authentication implemented in your Django project. If not, refer to the guide on Django user authentication.

Step 1: Create User Profile Model

Start by creating a model to store user profile information. This model can include fields like a user's bio, profile picture, and any other relevant details.

Sample Code

Here's an example of a user profile model in your app's

from django.db import models
from django.contrib.auth.models import User
class UserProfile(models.Model):
user = models.OneToOneField(User, on_delete=models.CASCADE)
bio = models.TextField(blank=True)
profile_picture = models.ImageField(upload_to='profile_pics/', blank=True)
def __str__(self):
return self.user.username

Step 2: Create User Profile View

Develop a view that displays the user's profile information. This view should fetch the user's profile from the database and render it on a profile page.

Sample Code

Here's an example of a user profile view in your app's

from django.shortcuts import render
from .models import UserProfile
def profile(request, username):
user_profile = UserProfile.objects.get(user__username=username)
return render(request, 'profile.html', {'user_profile': user_profile})

Step 3: Create Profile Template

Design an HTML template to display the user's profile information. You can use template tags to access and render user-specific data.

Sample Code

Here's an example of a user profile template (


<h1>User Profile for {{ user_profile.user.username }}</h1>
<p>Bio: {{ }}</p>
<img src="{{ user_profile.profile_picture.url }}" alt="Profile Picture">

Step 4: Map URL for User Profiles

Define URL patterns to access user profiles. You can use URL parameters to pass the username to the view.

Sample Code

Here's an example of URL routing in your app's

from django.urls import path
from . import views
urlpatterns = [
path('profile/<str:username>/', views.profile, name='profile'),


Adding user profile pages in Django enhances the user experience by providing personalized content. By following these steps, you can create user profiles and display user-specific information on dedicated profile pages.