You want to add message after a user submit a django form: POST CREATE/UPDATE/DELETE methods.


You must have below configurations in your settings to show messages in Django:




        "OPTIONS": {
            "context_processors": [

Add Message

You can update your own methods or classes to add messages, however it is better to use what Django provides already: SuccessMessageMixin.

SuccessMessageMixin adds a success message attribute to FormView based classes:

from django.contrib import messages

class SuccessMessageMixin:
    Add a success message on successful form submission.
    success_message = ''

    def form_valid(self, form):
        response = super().form_valid(form)
        success_message = self.get_success_message(form.cleaned_data)
        if success_message:
            messages.success(self.request, success_message)
        return response

    def get_success_message(self, cleaned_data):
        return self.success_message % cleaned_data

Code Example

As an instance I will show views, urls and template:


from django.contrib.messages.views import SuccessMessageMixin
from django.urls import reverse_lazy
from django.views.generic.edit import UpdateView

from .forms import BookCreateForm

class BookUpdateView(SuccessMessageMixin, UpdateView):
    List all Book objects, update a Book object in database and add a success
    message into template.
    model = Book
    form_class = BookUpdateForm
    success_url = reverse_lazy('books:book-update')
    template_name = 'books/update.html'
    success_message = "%(book)s was updated successfully"



from django.utils.translation import ugettext_lazy as _

from .views import BookUpdateView

path(_('book/update/'), BookUpdateView.as_view(), name='book-update'),


<!-- templates/books/update.html -->

 {% if messages %}
     {% for message in messages %}
         <div class="text-center alert alert-{{ message.tags }}">
             {{ message|safe }}
     {% endfor %}
 {% endif %}

<form method="POST">
    {% csrf_token %}
    {{ form }}
    <input type="submit" value="Submit">

All done!