Installation guide

Before installing django-contact-form, you’ll need to have a copy of Django already installed. For information on obtaining and installing Django, consult the Django download page, which offers convenient packaged downloads and installation instructions.

The 1.4.2 release of django-contact-form supports Django 1.8, 1.10, and 1.11 on the following Python versions (matching the versions supported by Django itself):

  • Django 1.8 supports Python 2.7, 3.3, 3.4, and 3.5.
  • Django 1.10 supports Python 2.7, 3.4, and 3.5.
  • Django 1.11 supports Python 2.7, 3.4, 3.5, and 3.6


Python 3.2

Although Django 1.8 supported Python 3.2 at the time of its release, the Python 3.2 series has reached end-of-life, and as a result support for Python 3.2 has been dropped from django-contact-form.

Normal installation

The preferred method of installing django-contact-form is via pip, the standard Python package-installation tool. If you don’t have pip, instructions are available for how to obtain and install it. If you’re using Python 2.7.9 or later (for Python 2) or Python 3.4 or later (for Python 3), pip came bundled with your installation of Python.

Once you have pip, type:

pip install django-contact-form

If you plan to use the included spam-filtering contact form class, AkismetContactForm, you will also need the Python akismet module. You can manually install it via pip install akismet, or tell django-contact-form to install it for you, by running:

pip install django-contact-form[akismet]

Installing from a source checkout

If you want to work on django-contact-form, you can obtain a source checkout.

The development repository for django-contact-form is at <>. If you have git installed, you can obtain a copy of the repository by typing:

git clone

From there, you can use normal git commands to check out the specific revision you want, and install it using pip install -e . (the -e flag specifies an “editable” install, allowing you to change code as you work on django-contact-form, and have your changes picked up automatically).

Configuration and use

Once you have Django and django-contact-form installed, check out the quick start guide to see how to get your contact form up and running.