An open source content management platform built using the Django framework

Mezzanine is BSD Licensed. It can be freely used, modified, and redistributed commercially.


Mezzanine is a powerful, consistent, and flexible content management platform. Built using the Django framework, Mezzanine provides a simple yet highly extensible architecture that encourages diving in and hacking on the code. Mezzanine is BSD licensed and supported by a diverse and active community.

In some ways, Mezzanine resembles tools such as Wordpress, providing an intuitive interface for managing pages, blog posts, form data, store products, and other types of content. But Mezzanine is also different. Unlike many other platforms that make extensive use of modules or reusable applications, Mezzanine provides most of its functionality by default. This approach yields a more integrated and efficient platform.

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Users love

  • Hierarchical page navigation
  • Save as draft and preview on site
  • Scheduled publishing
  • Drag-and-drop page ordering
  • WYSIWYG editing
  • In-line page editing
  • Drag-and-drop HTML5 forms builder with CSV export
  • SEO friendly URLs and meta data
  • Ecommerce / Shopping cart module (Cartridge)
  • Configurable dashboard widgets
  • Blog engine
  • Tagging
  • Free Themes, and a Premium Themes Marketplace
  • User accounts and profiles with email verification
  • Translated to over 35 languages
  • Sharing via Facebook or Twitter
  • Multi-lingual sites

Developers love

Quick Start

# Install from PyPI
$ pip install mezzanine

# Create a project
$ mezzanine-project myproject
$ cd myproject

# Create a database
$ python createdb

# Run the web server
$ python runserver

Community Blogs

Ross A. Laird is a PhD, published author and teacher. His blog contains the definitive starter's guide to Mezzanine, for absolute beginners with zero experience.

Visit Ross' blog

Josh Cartmell is a Mezzanine advocate and long-time community contributor. His blog has a detailed focus on creating and customizing themes for Mezzanine.

Visit Josh's blog

Ken Bolton is another long-time community steward of Mezzanine. His blog covers some of the operational aspects of hosting and deployment with Mezzanine.

Visit Ken's blog

Stephen McDonald is the original creator and maintainer of Mezzanine. His blog contains a handful of articles covering the development history of Mezzanine.

Visit Stephen's blog
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