Views Mixins


Use this mixin if you want to allow users of your app to decide if the views of your app should be accessible to anonymous users or only to authenticated users:

form django_libs.views_mixins import AccessMixin

class YourView(AccessMixin, TemplateView):
    access_mixin_setting_name = 'YOURAPP_ALLOW_ANONYMOUS'

    # your view code here

Given the above example, users of your app would have to set YOURAPP_ALLOW_ANONYMOUS to True or False.


Use this with views that can be called normally or from an AJAX call. Usually, when you call a view normally, you will have {% extends "base.html" %} at the beginning of the view’s template. However, when you call the same view from an AJAX call you just want to update a partial region of your page, therefore the view needs to return that partial template only.

You can use this by inheriting the class:

from django_libs.views_mixins import AjaxResponseMixin

class MyView(AjaxResponseMixin, CreateView):
    ajax_template_prefix = 'partials/ajax_'

The attribute ajax_template_prefix defaults to ajax_. If you would like to store your app’s ajax templates in a different way, for example in a subfolder called partials, you can override that attribute in your class.


This view enhances the class-based generic detail view with even more generic post actions. In order to use it, import it like all the other generic class based views and view mixins.

  • Create a Mixin or View which inherits from this action mixin.
  • Be sure to add a general get_success_url() function or custom success functions for each post action.
  • Create your post actions
  • Make sure to add this action names to the name attribute of an input field.

Basic usage in a html template:

<form method="post" action=".">
    {% csrf_token %}
    <input name="post_verify" type="submit" value="Verify" />

Usage in a

from django_libs.views_mixins import DetailViewWithPostAction

class NewsDetailBase(DetailViewWithPostAction):
    def post_verify(self):
        self.object.is_verified = True

    def post_reject(self):
        self.object.is_verified = False

class NewsEntryDetailView(NewsDetailBase):
    model = NewsEntry

def get_success_url(self):
    return reverse('newsentry_detail', kwargs={'pk':})

    def post_verify(self):
        super(NewsEntryDetailView, self).post_verify()
        ctx_dict = {
            'verified': True,
            'entry': self.object,

    def get_success_url_post_reject(self):
        return reverse('newsentry_list')


You can find out more about the JSONResponseMixin in the official Django docs:

In order to use it, just import it like all the other generic class based views and view mixins:

from django.views.generic import View
from django_libs.views_mixins import JSONResponseMixin

class MyAPIView(JSONResponseMixin, View):