django-referral

A small django application for marketing using referral links.

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A small django application for marketing using referral links

What is this app good for?

Imagine you got a nice website running and you want to make some marketing in order to gain more users. This can be achieved by spreading links/banners over the internet pointing to your website. Now in order to find out how your banners performed you need to know how many users registered after clicking on one of your banners. To tell them apart you add some unique GET parameter to each link. This app will detect those referral parameters and store for each user what referrer lead him to your website.

Key Features

  • Manual and automatic referrer generation.
  • Referrer organisation in campaigns.
  • Automatic associating of referrers with campaigns using patterns.
  • Referrers will be cached in sessions, so when a user first browses your site and does not immediately register the referrer will be cached and assigned when the user finally decides to register. That way you can link to any site and not necessarily a register page.
  • Very easy integration.
  • Completely configurable to your needs.
  • django 1.7 migrations + legacy south support
  • No dependencies
  • 100% Test coverage
  • Supports django 1.4 - 1.8
  • supports python 2 + 3

Download

using pip

pip install django-referral

github

https://github.com/byteweaver/django-referral

Integration

1. Add referral to your INSTALLED_APPS

INSTALLED_APPS = (
    ...
    'referral',
    ...
)

2. Add ReferrerMiddleware to your MIDDLEWARE_CLASSES

Since django-referral uses django's session middleware make sure you add it after SessionMiddleware

MIDDLEWARE_CLASSES = (
    ...
    'django.contrib.sessions.middleware.SessionMiddleware',
    'referral.middleware.ReferrerMiddleware',
    ...
)

3. Trigger the referrer association after user creation

from referral.models import UserReferrer
...
def my_user_creation_view(request):
    ...
    UserReferrer.objects.apply_referrer(user, request)

Settings

REFERRAL_GET_PARAMETER

The name of the GET parameter used.

Default: "ref"

REFERRAL_SESSION_KEY

The name of the session key that will hold the detected referrer

Default: "referrer"

REFERRAL_AUTO_CREATE

Defines whether unknown referrers shall be autocreated

Default: True

REFERRAL_AUTO_ASSOCIATE

Defines whether referrers should be associated to campaigns automatically using patterns

Default: True

REFERRAL_CASE_SENSITIVE

Defines whether or referrer names are case-sensitive or not.

Default: False

Testing

Just run the makefile to set up a virtual environment for testing

make

For simple test

make test

For coverage report

make coverage

For full test in all supported environment (requires tox)

tox

Changelog

V1.1.0

  • add django 1.8 to 1.11 support
  • (There seems to be an issue with python 3.5+ on travis right now)

V1.0.0

  • add django 1.7 support
  • add pyton3 support
  • additional test cases
  • code cleanup
  • some pep8 fixes

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