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Styling Django Forms with django-crispy-forms

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  • Last Updated : 23 Oct, 2020
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Django by default doesn’t provide any Django form styling method due to which it takes a lot of effort and precious time to beautifully style a form. django-crispy-forms solves this problem for us. It will let you control the rendering behavior of your Django forms in a very elegant and DRY way.

Modules required:

Installing django-crispy-forms:

pip install django-crispy-forms

Configuring Django settings:

Add ‘crispy_forms’ to the INSTALLED_APPS in settings.py,

and also add 

CRISPY_TEMPLATE_PACK = 'bootstrap4'

after INSTALLED_APPS.

Till now we have configured settings needed for django-crispy-forms.

Using django-crispy-forms in Django templates:

First, we need to load django-crispy-forms tags in our django template.

For loading django-crispy-forms tags, add

{%load crispy_forms_tags %} 

on the top of your django template

Now to style any form with django-crispy-forms , replace

{{ form }}

with

{{ form|crispy }}

Bingo, you have successfully styled your form with django-crispy-forms.

Now you can see changes in your Django form by running server

python manage.py runserver

Example of Signup page styled using django-crispy-forms

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