A Django application that eases the guided tour

pip install django-joyride==0.1.2



A django application which gives flexibility to configure Guided Tours on your site through admin panel.

  • This application is built on top of jQuery plugin zurb-joyride.


Install from PyPI with easy_install or pip:

pip install django-joyride

To use django-joyride in your Django project:

  1. Add joyride to your INSTALLED_APPS setting.
  2. Run syncdb command to initialise the joyride database tables
  3. Run collectstatic command to collect the static files of joyride into STATIC_ROOT


Available settings:


    • Set this to different version of jquery in your static folder, If you wish to use a different version of jQuery, or host it yourself
      • e.g. JOYRIDE_JQUERY_URL = 'joyride/js/jquery.min.js' This will use the jQuery available at STATIC_URL/joyride/js/jquery.min.js. A relative JOYRIDE_JQUERY_URL is relative to STATIC_URL.
    • Set this to None if you have already included jQuery in your template so that joyride_media and joyride_js template tag should not include jQuery to avoid conflict.
      • e.g. JOYRIDE_JQUERY_URL = None

    • Same settings as JOYRIDE_JQUERY_URL, it decide whether to include or not to include the jquery.cookie.js. This should be included if you are going to use the zurb-joyride option cookieMonster

    • Same settings as JOYRIDE_JQUERY_URL, it decide whether to include or not to include the jquery modernizr.

    • Set this to use latest version of zurb-joyride js library instead. This package already contains this library with some bug fixes. It is strongly suggested that you should not change this setting until zurb-joyride apply some fixes which I have posted there, check status of Issue 161 and Issue 167

Add joyride tours from admin

  • The model and model fields are self explanatory. All model fields have help text for better understanding. Still if you want more documentation on it then check the comprehensive documentation on zurb-joyride
  • Following model fields are extra and comes in handy:

    • url_path

      • The url e.g. /about/ or url regex /abc/\d+/ of the page for which you are creating the joyride tour. Later on you can use this as a parameter in template tags to filter joyrides based on request.path
    • The BOTTLENECK of zurb-joyride

      • showJoyRideElement and showJoyRideElementOn fields
        • Arrggh! it is not possible to use multiple joyrides on single page unless previous joyrides are destroyed. So in order to overcome that situation sometime you might want to activate the second joyride tour on some event. Lets say we want our second joyride to be activated when user click on some element whose id or class is abc then you need to set showJoyRideElement=#abc and showJoyRideElementOn=click.
      • destroy field
        • IDs(slug) of joyrides which should be destroyed before invoking this joyride e.g. destroy=#abc, #cde

Template Tags

  1. Include The Media

    • Load the django-joyride template tags {% load joyride_tags %}
    • Include the media (css and js files) {% joyride_media %}

      • By default the joyride_media tag also includes jQuery, jQuery Modernizer and jQuery Cookie based on the value of your JOYRIDE_JQUERY_URL, JOYRIDE_JQUERY_MODERNIZR_URL and JOYRIDE_JQUERY_COOKIE_URL settings. To suppress the inclusion of these libraries (if you are already including it yourself), set these settings to None.

        If you prefer to link CSS and Javascript from different locations, the joyride_media tag can be replaced with two separate tags, joyride_css and joyride_js. joyride_js accepts parameters to suppress jQuery, jQuery Modernizr and jQuery Cookie inclusion at template level also, just like joyride_media

        • e.g. {% joyride_js no_jquery="true" no_jquery_modernizr="true" %}
  2. Include the joyride tour(s)

    • You need to use get_joyrides, include_joyrides and get_joyride, include_joyride to include multiple joyride tours or single joyride tour respectively in template.
    • get_joyrides and get_joyride both tags accept parameters to filter the joyrides. Following filters are common in both:

      • url_path filter joyrides by url path.
        • e.g. {% get_joyrides url_path=request.path as joyrides %}
        • If you have left url_path empty while configuring joyride in admin then in order to get those joyride whose url_path is empty you would do {% get_joyrides url_path="" as joyrides %}
      • for_user filter joyrides by user if you are using JoyRideHistory model to keep track of joyrides with respect to user.
        • e.g. {% get_joyrides for_user=request.user as joyrides %} # this will get all joyrides for user which are not viewed or cancelled by user.
      • exclude_viewed (default=True) if you want to include all joyrides for user irrespective of seen/cancelled or not
        • e.g. {% get_joyrides for_user=request.user exclude_viewed=False %}
      • slug only used with get_joyride to get single joyride.
        • e.g. {% get_joyride "my-tour-slug" %}
    • Include Multiple joyrides

      {% get_joyrides as joyrides %}
      {% include_joyrides joyrides %}
    • Include Single joyride

      {% get_joyride "my-tour-slug" as joyride %}
      {% include_joyride joyride %}

JoyRideHistory Model

  • This model is only used if you have registered users on your site and you want to keep track of joyrides which are already viewed by user so that those joyrides should never be shown to user again. It is up to you how you are going to make use of this table. Below is an example:

    Set postRideCallback=mark_viewed_joyride (A method to call once the tour closes (cancelled or complete)) in admin. Write the javascript callback mark_viewed_joyride some where in your template:

    function mark_joyride(index, tip, id){
          url: '{% url mark_joyride %}',
          data: {"slug": id},
          dataType: 'text',
          success: function(){
              $("#"+id).remove(); // remove the element also from dom

    The view for {% url mark_joyride %} would be:

    def mark_joyride(request):
        from joyride.models import JoyRide, JoyRideHistory
        slug = request.GET.get('slug')
        joyride = get_object_or_404(JoyRide, slug=slug)
        user = request.user
        obj, created = JoyRideHistory.objects.get_or_create(user=user, joyride=joyride)
        if not created:
            obj.viewed = True
        return HttpResponse(json.dumps({}), content_type='application/json')

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