django-monitor 0.2.1 Alpha

Django app to moderate model objects
django-monitor is a Django app to moderate model objects. It was started as a clone of django-gatekeeper project but with some different set of requirements.The name monitor is just to distinguish it from an existing project, django-moderation. (The terms, monitor and moderate are used with same meaning everywhere in the source.)

Here, the moderation process is well integrated with django-admin. That is, all moderation actvities are performed from within the changelist page itself.

The detailed documentation is available at and in the docs/ directory inside the source path.


- Download the latest version from the bitbucket repo:

- Install using the setuptools as given below:

 python install

- Or copy the django_monitor directory to some place in your python path.

- Add 'django_monitor' to your project's settings.INSTALLED_APPS.

Basic usage (developers)

 Register the model for moderation using monitor.nq.


 import django_monitor
 from django.db import models
 class MyModel(models.Model):


 Inherit MonitorAdmin, not ModelAdmin for moderated models.

 # in your
 from django_monitor.admin import MonitorAdmin
 class MyAdmin(MonitorAdmin):

 from django.contrib import admin, MyAdmin)

More details at Or check the docs/ directory inside the source path, if you are working offline.

Main features:

  • Model-specific permission:
  • Each moderated model will have an associated moderate permission. To approve or challenge any object created for a particular model, users need to have the corresponding permission.
  • Auto-moderation:
  • Any object created by a user with add permission will have an In Pending status. If the user has got moderate permission also, the object created will automatically get approved (status becomes Approved).
  • Moderation from within admin changelist:
  • The changelist of a moderated model displays the current moderation status of all objects. Also, you can filter the objects by their moderation status. Three actions are available for moderation. To moderate, user just need to select the objects, choose appropriate action and press Go.
  • Related moderation:
  • When a manager moderates some model objects, there may be some other related model objects which also can get moderated along with the original ones. The developer can specify such related models to be moderated during registration.
  • Data protection:
  • The developer can prevent admin-users from changing values of selected fields of approved objects. Deleting approved objects also can be prevented if your client's business requires that.

last updated on:
August 4th, 2012, 13:29 GMT
license type:
BSD License 
developed by:
Rajeesh Nair
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