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django-debugtools 1.4

A toolbox of small utilities to assist Django development


The debugtools module offers some easy to use debugging utilities to assist Django development. It features:

  • A template tag to print context.
  • A XViewMiddleware variation to see which view and template was used to render a page.
  • A panel for django-debug-toolbar to show which view and template was used to render a page.
  • A jQuery debug() function.


First install the module, preferably in a virtual environment. It can be installed from PyPI:

pip install django-debugtools

Or the current folder can be installed:

pip install .


Add the module to the installed apps:



Debug Toolbar Panel

Add the following settings to your django-debug-toolbar configuration:

    'debugtools.panels.ViewPanel',    # Add this one

jQuery debug print

Add the following to the page:

<script type="text/javascript" src="{{ STATIC_URL }}debugtools/jquery.debug.js"></script>

Now you can print the jQuery selector context to the console:


This will print the matched <li> elements in the console, among with the current jQuery selector. Optionally, a prefix can be included in the debug() call:

$("#foo").debug("at baz: ").addClass('bar');

X-View Middleware

As alternative to the django-debug-toolbar panel, you can also add the XViewMiddleware. Add the following setting:



All requests from the internal IP, or made by the admin user will have a X-View header and X-View-Template header. In the Firebug console, or Chrome web inspector, you can see which view and template handled the current request:

The alternative templates are also displayed, in case the view allows the template to be overwritten with a different name.

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