django.contrib.auth get_user_model Example Code

Django's get_user_model function is the appropriate way of referencing the Django User model rather than a direct import of User.

Example 1 from dccnsys

dccnsys is a conference registration web app built in Django. The code is open source under the MIT license.

dccnsys / wwwdccn / registration / views.py

## views.py
from django.contrib.auth import get_user_model
from django.contrib.auth.decorators import login_required
from django.shortcuts import render, redirect

from users.models import generate_avatar
from users.forms import PersonalForm, ProfessionalForm, SubscriptionsForm

User = get_user_model()


@login_required
def personal(request):
    profile = request.user.profile
    if request.method == 'POST':
        form = PersonalForm(request.POST, instance=profile)
        if form.is_valid():
            form.save()
            profile.avatar = generate_avatar(profile)
            profile.save()
            return redirect('register-professional')
    else:
        form = PersonalForm(instance=profile)
    return render(request, 'registration/personal.html', {
        'form': form
    })

@login_required
def professional(request):
    profile = request.user.profile
    if request.method == 'POST':
        form = ProfessionalForm(request.POST, instance=profile)
        if form.is_valid():
            form.save()
            return redirect('register-subscriptions')
    else:
        form = ProfessionalForm(instance=profile)
    return render(request, 'registration/professional.html', {
        'form': form
    })


@login_required
def subscriptions(request):
    subscriptions = request.user.subscriptions
    if request.method == 'POST':
        form = SubscriptionsForm(request.POST, instance=subscriptions)
        if form.is_valid():
            form.save()
            request.user.has_finished_registration = True
            request.user.save()
            return redirect('home')
    else:
        form = SubscriptionsForm(instance=subscriptions)
    return render(request, 'registration/subscriptions.html', {
        'form': form
    })
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