A Django template tag for embedding Mustache.js templates safely.

pip install django-mustachejs==0.8.3


NOTE: django-mustachejs is now named "django-jstemplate"!

The source is available at http://github.com/mjumbewu/django-jstemplate, and the package is at http://pypi.python.org/pypi/django-jstemplate/. Please update your references.

Migration is easy:

  • In your settings' INSTALLED_APPS, mustachejs becomes jstemplate
  • MUSTACHEJS_... settings become JSTEMPLATE_...
  • In your Django templates, {% load mustachejs %} becomes {% load jstemplate %}

That's it. If you have any issues, get in touch with me on GitHub or on Twitter @mjumbewu. Thanks for using the project!


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A templatetag framework for easier integration of mustache.js JavaScript templates with Django templates. Inspired by ICanHaz.js, django-icanhaz, and jquery.mustache.

NOTE: Though django-mustachejs was originally developed for mustache-style templates, it can actually be used to embed any type of client-side templates. It might be better named django-jstemplates or something like that.

Quick Usage

(Read the full docs on Read the Docs)

Add "mustachejs" to your INSTALLED_APPS setting.


  <p>This is {{ name }}'s template</p>


{% load mustachejs %}

  <script src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.7.1/jquery.js"></script>
  <script src="{{ STATIC_URL }}mustache/js/mustache-0.3.0.js"></script>
  <script src="{{ STATIC_URL }}mustache/js/django.mustache.js"></script>

  <div id="dynamic-area"></div>

  {% mustachejs "main" %}

    $(document).ready(function() {

      var $area = $('#dynamic-area')
        , template;

      template = Mustache.template('main');


Rationale (from django-icanhaz)

The collision between Django templates' use of {{ and }} as template variable markers and mustache.js' use of same has spawned a variety of solutions. One solution simply replaces [[ and ]] with {{ and }} inside an mustachejs template tag; another makes a valiant attempt to reconstruct verbatim text within a chunk of a Django template after it has already been mangled by the Django template tokenizer.

I prefer to keep my JavaScript templates in separate files in a dedicated directory anyway, to avoid confusion between server-side and client-side templating. So my contribution to the array of solutions is essentially just an "include" tag that avoids parsing the included file as a Django template (and for convenience, automatically wraps it in the script tag that ICanHaz.js expects to find it in).