Installation guide

The 1.5 release of django-contact-form supports Django 1.11 and 2.0 on the following Python versions (matching the versions supported by Django itself):

  • Django 1.11 supports Python 2.7, 3.4, 3.5, and 3.6.
  • Django 2.0 supports Python 3.4, 3.5, and 3.6.

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]

If you do not already have a supported version of Django installed, installing django-contact-form will automatically install the most recent supported version of Django.

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.