Getting started

  • Add the sitegate application to INSTALLED_APPS in your settings file (usually ‘’).
  • Make sure TEMPLATE_CONTEXT_PROCESSORS in your settings file has django.core.context_processors.request. For Django 1.8+: django.template.context_processors.request should be defined in TEMPLATES/OPTIONS/context_processors.

Quick example

Here follows the most straightforward way possible with django-sitegate to have both sign up & sign in functionality on your page.

  1. Use sitegate_view decorator to mark your view as the one handling both signups and signins:

    from django.shortcuts import render
    from sitegate.decorators import sitegate_view
    @sitegate_view  # This also prevents logged in users from accessing our sign in/sign up page.
    def entrance(request):
        return render(request, 'entrance.html', {'title': 'Sign in & Sign up'})
  2. Then in your template load sitegate tag library and put sitegate_signup_form & sitegate_signin_form tags in place where you want a registration and sign in forms to be.

    {% extends "_base.html" %}
    {% load sitegate %}
    {% block page_contents %}
        <div class="my_signin_block">
            {% sitegate_signin_form %}
        <div class="my_signup_block">
            {% sitegate_signup_form %}
    {% endblock %}

You’re done. Now your site visitors have an e-mail + password form to register and username/e-mail + password form to log in.

And mind that we’ve barely made a scratch of sitegate.