Full Installation Notes

Installing the Package

From PyPI

pip install django-wkhtmltopdf

From source

git clone git://github.com/incuna/django-wkhtmltopdf.git
cd django-wkhtmltopdf
python setup.py install

Installing the Binary

Find the relevant version of the wkhtmltopdf binary from the project downloads page.

Setting up your Django

Add wkhtmltopdf to your INSTALLED_APPS:

    # ...
    # ...

By default it will try to execute the wkhtmltopdf command from your PATH.

If you can’t add wkhtmltopdf to your PATH or you want to use some other version, you can use the WKHTMLTOPDF_CMD setting:

WKHTMLTOPDF_CMD = '/path/to/my/wkhtmltopdf'

Display static files

Set STATIC_ROOT in your settings.py:

STATIC_ROOT = '/full/path/to/static/directory/'

Make sure your static files and directories are inside this directory.

Note: In production static files are supposed to reside outside the project folder, in a public directory. The STATIC_ROOT-setting gives the path to this directory. However, django-wkhtmltopdf requires that STATIC_ROOT is also set on your local machine.

In development the static files reside in their respective apps folder or in a cross-app directory defined by the STATIC_DIRS-setting. Refer to the django documentation for how you can move static files to the STATIC_ROOT directory through a django script.