How to Use Tailwind DaisyUI in Django

In this section, we’ll show you how to integrate DaisyUI with Tailwind CSS in Django 5. Before you begin, make sure you’ve installed and set up Tailwind CSS in your Django 5 project.

Step by Step How to Add Tailwind CSS 3 to Django 5

1. Use DaisyUI Django Via CDN

Access Tailwind DaisyUI via CDN Simply include one of these in the <head> tag of your HTML. Avoid CDN files for production; they can’t purge unused styles and increase file size. However, CDN files are suitable for small or short-lived projects personal portfolio websites.

{% load static tailwind_tags %}
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
  <head>
    <meta charset="UTF-8" />
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0" />
    <title>Integrating Tailwind CSS 3 with DaisyUI in Django 5 Using CDN</title>
    {% tailwind_css %}
    <!-- <script src="https://cdn.tailwindcss.com"></script> -->
    <link href="https://cdn.jsdelivr.net/npm/[email protected]/dist/full.min.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" />
  </head>
  <body>
    <div class="flex justify-center items-center h-screen flex-col">
      <h1 class="text-4xl text-green-500 text-center mt-20">
        Add Tailwind CSS 3 with DaisyUI to your Django 5 project via CDN.
      </h1>
      <div>
        <button class="btn btn-active">Default</button>
        <button class="btn btn-active btn-neutral">Neutral</button>
        <button class="btn btn-active btn-primary">Primary</button>
        <button class="btn btn-active btn-secondary">Secondary</button>
        <button class="btn btn-active btn-accent">Accent</button>
        <button class="btn btn-active btn-ghost">Ghost</button>
        <button class="btn btn-active btn-link">Link</button>
      </div>
    </div>
  </body>
</html>
add daisyUI in django

2. Install DaisyUI Django Via NPM

Installing DaisyUI via npm in Django can be a bit tricky. You’ll first need to install and set up Tailwind CSS 3 with Django 5. You can refer to the previous article or consult the Django-Tailwind documentation for guidance.

First you need to move theme directory.

cd mysite/
cd theme/
cd static_src/ 
daisyui folder path in django

Now Install daisyUI via npm.

npm i -D daisyui@latest

Next, include DaisyUI in your tailwind.config.js file:

module.exports = {
  //...
  plugins: [require("daisyui")],
}

To start Django Tailwind, run this command.

python manage.py tailwind start
# or
python manage.py tailwind build
install tailwind daisyui in django 5

Now, add DaisyUI button components into your Django project and test them.

{% load static tailwind_tags %}
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
  <head>
    <meta charset="UTF-8" />
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0" />
    <title>Install Tailwind CSS 3 with daisyui in Django 5</title>
    {% tailwind_css %}
  </head>
  <body>
    <div class="flex justify-center items-center h-screen flex-col">
      <h1 class="text-4xl text-green-500 text-center mt-20">
        Install Tailwind CSS 3 with daisyui in Django 5
      </h1>
      <div>
        <button class="btn btn-active">Default</button>
        <button class="btn btn-active btn-neutral">Neutral</button>
        <button class="btn btn-active btn-primary">Primary</button>
        <button class="btn btn-active btn-secondary">Secondary</button>
        <button class="btn btn-active btn-accent">Accent</button>
        <button class="btn btn-active btn-ghost">Ghost</button>
        <button class="btn btn-active btn-link">Link</button>
      </div>
    </div>
  </body>
</html>
daisyui button components