Plugin “Attachments”

This plugin allows to upload files to a page and include it in the text as an embedded image or a link.

Using the standard template, it extends the edit page with a new button ‘Attachments’

In old-fashioned browsers without FormData support (i.e. Internet Explorer < 10) the ajaxified upload form (including the uploading progress bar) degrades to a popup window.


It requires django-sendfile as an extra requirement. Install it via pip:

$ pip install django-sendfile

then adds waliki.attachments and sendfile to your INSTALLED_APPS:



The permissions over attachment are inherited from the container page.

  • To view or download an attachment, the user needs the permission view_page over the page’s slug to which the attachment belongs.
  • To upload a new attachment, change_page is required.
  • and to delete, delete_page is required.

In order to serve the attached files using your web server, but still checking permission, Waliki uses django-sendfile , which wraps the different techniques (for different webserver) to do this.

You need to define the SENDFILE_BACKEND to use. For a basic configuration set:

SENDFILE_BACKEND = 'sendfile.backends.simple'


by default, Waliki uploads attachments to the path <MEDIA_ROOT>/waliki_attachments/<page_slug>/<filename>. Override the function WALIKI_UPLOAD_TO in your settings if you need another structure.

Read the django-sendfile documentation for specific instructions if you use Nginx or Apache.