Django Messages Framework for User Feedback


The Django Messages Framework is a useful feature for providing feedback to users on actions and events in a web application. In this guide, we'll explore how to use the Django Messages Framework to deliver user feedback, 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.

Step 1: Enabling the Messages Framework

To use the Django Messages Framework, you need to enable it in your project's settings by adding

to the
setting and specifying a message storage backend.

Sample Code

Add the following lines to your project's
to enable the Messages Framework and configure the storage backend:

# ...
# ...
# Configure the message storage backend

Step 2: Adding Messages

You can add messages to the Messages Framework in your views to provide user feedback. Common message types include success, error, warning, and info messages.

Sample Code

Here's an example of adding a success message in your view:

from django.contrib import messages
def my_view(request):
# Your view logic here
messages.success(request, 'Operation successful!')

Step 3: Displaying Messages

To display messages in your templates, you can use template tags provided by the Messages Framework. These tags allow you to show messages to the user.

Sample Code

Here's an example of displaying messages in your template:

{% if messages %}
<ul class="messages">
{% for message in messages %}
<li{% if message.tags %} class="{{ message.tags }}"{% endif %}>{{ message }}</li>
{% endfor %}
{% endif %}


The Django Messages Framework is a valuable tool for providing user feedback in web applications. By understanding and using the framework effectively, you can keep users informed about the status of their actions and enhance their overall experience.