Django Context Processors Extending your templates


Context processor to determine the template based on group membership(or any query/logic). This allows our public/regular users to get one template and our special group to get a different one.


def template_selection(request):
    site_template = 'template_public.html'
    if request.user.is_authenticated():
        if request.user.groups.filter(name="some_group_name").exists():
            site_template = 'template_new.html'

    return {
        'site_template': site_template,

Add the context processor to your settings.

In your templates, use the variable defined in the context processor.

{% extends site_template %}