Using django-test-plus is pretty easy, simply have your tests inherit from test_plus.test.TestCase rather than the normal django.test.TestCase like so:

from test_plus.test import TestCase

class MyViewTests(TestCase):

This is sufficient to get things rolling, but you are encouraged to create your own sub-class on a per project basis. This will allow you to add your own project specific helper methods.

For example, if you have a django project named ‘myproject’, you might create the following in myproject/

from test_plus.test import TestCase as PlusTestCase

class TestCase(PlusTestCase):

And then in your tests use:

from myproject.test import TestCase

class MyViewTests(TestCase):

Note that you can also option to import it like this if you want, which is more similar to the regular importing of Django’s TestCase:

from test_plus import TestCase