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How do you wrap the view of a 3rd-party app (let’s call the view to wrap “view2wrap” and the app “3rd_party_app”) so you can do some custom things before the app does its thing?

I’ve set to capture the correct url:

url( r’^foo/bar/$’, view_wrapper, name=’my_wrapper’),

I’ve created my custom view:

from 3rd_party_app.views import view2wrap

def view_wrapper(request, *args, **kwargs):
    # Do some cool custom stuff
    return view2wrap(request, *args, **kwargs)

When I try this, I get the error “No module named 3rd_party_app.views”. Why?


The third party application is not in your python path.


Is the 3rd Party App listed in INSTALLED_APPS in your


Try placing the 3rd party package folder within your project folder. 🙂

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