Contributions are welcome, and they are greatly appreciated! Every little bit helps, and credit will always be given.

You can contribute in many ways:

Types of Contributions

Report Bugs

Report bugs at

If you are reporting a bug, please include:

  • The version of python and Django you’re running
  • Detailed steps to reproduce the bug.

Fix Bugs

Look through the GitHub issues for bugs. Anything tagged with “bug” is open to whoever wants to implement it.

Implement Features

Look through the GitHub issues for features. Anything tagged with “feature” is open to whoever wants to implement it.

Write Documentation

dj-stripe could always use more documentation, whether as part of the official dj-stripe docs, in docstrings, or even on the web in blog posts, articles, and such.

If you are adding to dj-stripe’s documentation, you can see your changes by changing into the docs directory, running make html (or make.bat html if you’re developing on Windows) from the command line, and then opening docs/_build/html/index.html in a web browser.

Submit Feedback

The best way to send feedback is to file an issue at

If you are proposing a feature:

  • Explain in detail how it would work.
  • Keep the scope as narrow as possible, to make it easier to implement.
  • Remember that this is a volunteer-driven project, and that contributions are welcome :)

New Modules

As with Django we’re aiming for future compatibility with Python 3.x. Please ensure that any new modules use the following future import statement:

` from __future__ import absolute_import, division, print_function, unicode_literals `

Get Started!

Ready to contribute? Here’s how to set up dj-stripe for local development.

  1. Fork the dj-stripe repo on GitHub.

  2. Clone your fork locally:

    $ git clone
  3. Assuming the tests are run against PostgreSQL:

    $ createdb djstripe
  4. Install your local copy into a virtualenv. Assuming you have virtualenvwrapper installed, this is how you set up your fork for local development:

    $ mkvirtualenv dj-stripe
    $ cd dj-stripe/
    $ python develop
  5. Create a branch for local development:

    $ git checkout -b name-of-your-bugfix-or-feature

    Now you can make your changes locally.

  6. When you’re done making changes, check that your changes pass the tests, including testing other Python versions with tox. runtests will output both command line and html coverage statistics and will warn you if your changes caused code coverage to drop. Note that if your system time is not in UTC, some tests will fail. If you want to ignore those tests, the –skip-utc command line option is available on

    $ pip install -r tests/requirements.txt
    $ tox
  7. If your changes altered the models you may need to generate Django migrations:

    $ python
  8. Commit your changes and push your branch to GitHub:

    $ git add .
    $ git commit -m "Your detailed description of your changes."
    $ git push origin name-of-your-bugfix-or-feature
  9. Submit a pull request through the GitHub website.

  10. Congratulations, you’re now a dj-stripe contributor! Have some <3 from us.

Pull Request Guidelines

Before you submit a pull request, check that it meets these guidelines:

  1. The pull request should include tests.
  2. The pull request must not drop code coverage below the current level.
  3. If the pull request adds functionality, the docs should be updated. Put your new functionality into a function with a docstring.
  4. If the pull request makes changes to a model, include Django migrations (Django 1.7+).
  5. The pull request should work for Python 2.7, 3.4, 3.5 and 3.6. Check and make sure that the tests pass for all supported Python versions.