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django-request is a statistics module for django. It stores requests in a database for admins to see, it can also be used to get statistics on who is online etc.

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As well as a site statistics module, with the active_users template tag and manager method you can also use django-request to show who is online in a certain time:


To find the request overview page, please click on Requests inside the admin, then Overview on the top right, next to add request.


  • Python: 3.6, 3.7, 3.8, 3.9, 3.10
  • Django: 2.2, 3.2, 4.0, 4.1
  • python-dateutil

django-request 1.5.1 is the last version that supports Django 1.4, 1.5, 1.6.

django-request 1.5.4 is the last version that supports Django 1.7, 1.8, 1.9.

django-request 1.5.5 is the last version that supports Django 1.10.

django-request 1.5.6 is the last version that supports Django 1.11, 2.0, 2.1, 3.0, 3.1, and Python 2.7 and 3.4.


  • Put 'request' in your INSTALLED_APPS setting.
  • Run the command migrate.
  • Add request.middleware.RequestMiddleware to MIDDLEWARE. If you use django.contrib.auth.middleware.AuthenticationMiddleware, place the RequestMiddleware after it. If you use django.contrib.flatpages.middleware.FlatpageFallbackMiddleware place request.middleware.RequestMiddleware before it else flatpages will be marked as error pages in the admin panel.
  • Add REQUEST_BASE_URL to your settings with the base URL of your site (e.g. This is used to calculate unique visitors and top referrers. REQUEST_BASE_URL defaults to 'http://%s' % Site.objects.get_current().domain.

Detailed documentation

For a detailed documentation of django-request, or how to install django-request please see: django-request or the docs/ directory.

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