A Django widget for the Tempus Dominus Bootstrap 4 DateTime picker.

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  • Created: April 11, 2018
  • Last Release: Oct. 26, 2019
  • Last Commit: Nov. 5, 2019

Django Tempus Dominus

Django Tempus Dominus provides Django widgets for the Tempus Dominus Bootstrap 4 DateTime date and time picker. Why yet another date and time picker for Django? None supported the Tempus Dominus date and time picker, which is actively developed and feature rich. It is a successor to the popular bootstrap-datetimepicker JavaScript library.


  • From PyPI: pip install django-tempus-dominus

Then add tempus_dominus to INSTALLED_APPS in your Django settings.

Usage & Django Settings

The following settings are available:

  • TEMPUS_DOMINUS_LOCALIZE (default: False ): if True , widgets will be translated to the selected browser language and use the localized date and time formats.
  • TEMPUS_DOMINUS_INCLUDE_ASSETS (default: True ): if True , loads Tempus Dominus and moment JS and CSS from Cloudflare's CDN, otherwise loading the JS and CSS are up to you.

Three widgets are provided:

  • DatePicker
    • Defaults to YYYY-MM-DD
    • Defaults to L if TEMPUS_DOMINUS_LOCALIZE is True
  • DateTimePicker
    • Defaults to YYYY-MM-DD HH:mm:ss
    • Defaults to L LTS if TEMPUS_DOMINUS_LOCALIZE is True
  • TimePicker
    • Defaults to HH:mm:ss
    • Defaults to LTS if TEMPUS_DOMINUS_LOCALIZE is True

In your Django form, you can use the widgets like this:

from django import forms
from tempus_dominus.widgets import DatePicker, TimePicker, DateTimePicker

class MyForm(forms.Form):
    date_field = forms.DateField(widget=DatePicker())
    date_field_required_with_min_max_date = forms.DateField(
                'minDate': '2009-01-20',
                'maxDate': '2017-01-20',
    In this example, the date portion of `defaultDate` is irrelevant;
    only the time portion is used. The reason for this is that it has
    to be passed in a valid MomentJS format. This will default the time
    to be 14:56:00 (or 2:56pm).
    time_field = forms.TimeField(
                'enabledHours': [9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16],
                'defaultDate': '1970-01-01T14:56:00'
                'input_toggle': True,
                'input_group': False,
    datetime_field = forms.DateTimeField(
                'useCurrent': True,
                'collapse': False,
                'append': 'fa fa-calendar',
                'icon_toggle': True,

Then in your template, include jQuery, {{ }} , and render the form:

    {# Include FontAwesome; required for icon display #}
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="">

    {# Include Bootstrap 4 and jQuery #}
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="" integrity="sha384-MCw98/SFnGE8fJT3GXwEOngsV7Zt27NXFoaoApmYm81iuXoPkFOJwJ8ERdknLPMO" crossorigin="anonymous">
    <script src="" integrity="sha384-q8i/X+965DzO0rT7abK41JStQIAqVgRVzpbzo5smXKp4YfRvH+8abtTE1Pi6jizo" crossorigin="anonymous"></script>

    {# Django Tempus Dominus assets are included in `{{ }}` #}
    {{ }}
    <div class="container">
      <div class="row">
        <div class="col">
          <form method="post" action=".">
            {% csrf_token %}
            {{ form.as_p }}

Widget Options

  • options (dictionary): This dictionary will be passed to Tempus Dominus. A full list of options is available here .
  • input_toggle (boolean, default True ): Controls whether clicking on the input field toggles the datepicker popup. Typically is set to False when an icon is in use.
  • input_group (boolean, default True ): Whether to include a Bootstrap 4 input-group around the picker.
  • size (string): Controls the size of the input group ( small or large ). Defaults to the default size.
  • prepend (string): Name of a Font Awesome icon to prepend to the input field ( fa fa-calendar ).
  • append (string): Name of a Font Awesome icon to append to the input field ( fa fa-calendar ).
  • icon_toggle (boolean, default True ): Controls whether clicking on the icon toggles the datepicker popup. Typically is set to False when an icon is in use.

Change Log

  • Include JS assets from the parent form if TEMPUS_DOMINUS_INCLUDE_ASSETS is False . Switch to using setuptools-scm instead of .
  • / Bug fix: if a field had a hyphen in the id , this would cause an error in the JS function. Force hyphens to underscores.
  • Include a defer function to play more nicely with different jQuery configurations.
  • Typo bug in INCLUDE_ASSETS; switch to Black code formatting.
  • Add support for disabling the Bootstrap input-group with a new option. Fix an icon.
  • Fix a bug which caused a page lag when switching locales.
  • Fix a bug with duplicate DOM IDs in template.
  • Fix a bug with time formatting to use ISO time format ( T12:34:56 )
  • Upgrade Tempus Dominus to 5.1.2. Support for new widget attributes (size, prepend, append, input_toggle, icon_toggle, class). DatePicker now closes after losing focus, and widget attributes are properly passed.
  • Fix to ensure options are passed in proper JSON.
  • Include template in the file.
  • Add setting to exclude CDN CSS and JS assets. Add initial test suite.
  • Documentation clean up.
  • Option to use l10n and i18n to all pickers.
  • Upgrade to Tempus Dominus full release version 5.0.1 . Fix bug for populating initial values.
  • 0.1.2: UX enhancement: auto-dismiss dialog if the input loses focus.
  • 0.1.1: Bug fixes.
  • 0.1.0: Initial release.


This package is largely maintained by the staff of Wharton Research Data Services . We are thrilled that The Wharton School allows us a certain amount of time to contribute to open-source projects. We add features as they are necessary for our projects, and try to keep up with Issues and Pull Requests as best we can. Due to time constraints (our full time jobs!), Feature Requests without a Pull Request may not be implemented, but we are always open to new ideas and grateful for contributions and our package users.

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