Monkey patchesΒΆ

Unfortunately we have to rely on a set of monkey patches. These are loaded from funfactory.

This is still something you have to invoke from your playdoh project. The best place to do this is from the root file. The two lines you need are:

from funfactory.monkeypatches import patch

This should ideally happen before the urlpatterns is set up and it’s demonstrated in the default project


We used to rely on funfactory.models to automatically load and run funfactory.monkeypatches.patch() but this is not reliable when running as a WSGI app.

Ideally all monkey patches will one day go away. Either by individual apps getting smarter or Django getting smarter.

The reason the monkey patches are in funfactory is because it is assumed that all playdoh instances will need the monkey patches and therefore it’s a convenience to put this into funfactory. Most of the monkey patches are unobtrusive meaning they are not applied unless the relevant app is in your INSTALLED_APPS.


Because monkey patching is evil and can cause untoward side effects, we log a debug message. Hopefully this will remind you when you get an odd traceback, to see if perhaps this monkey patching was to blame.