Live configuration

Live configuration is based on django-constance with few improvements.

  • basic grouping via CONSTANCE_CONFIG_GROUPS which makes tabs for django admin
  • access to config keys from standard django settings
  • really live settings, set every value to django settings and respect the default value from them

Live settings now supports these types:

  • String
  • Number
  • Boolean
  • Dict
class Default(object):

    optgroup = 'GA'

    apps = [

    config = {
        'GOOGLE_ANALYTICS_PROPERTY_ID': ('xx-xxx-x', _('Google Site identificator')),
        'GOOGLE_ANALYTICS_SITE_SPEED': (False, _('analyze page speed')),
        'GOOGLE_ANALYTICS_ANONYMIZE_IP': (False, _('anonymize ip')),
        'Media Thumbnails': {
            'SIZES': ({
                'SMALL': '64x64',
                'MEDIUM': '265x265',
            }, 'Help Text')

default = Default()


Please be sure about keys in config, all is merged into one big dictionary which is used. Last wins.

All config keys will be namespaced under GA and available from standard django settings:

from django.conf import settings

-> xx-xxx-x


This may not work on some special environments like a sqlite. For stable usage in modules we recommend using via constance see below.

Using in your code

from django.conf import settings

if settings.THE_ANSWER == 42:

of via constance module

from constance import config

if config.THE_ANSWER == 42: