[Fixed]-Django : How to exclude form field if the user is staff?


This can be achieved in the template when rendering the form. It will need to allow null values or have a default value in the model definition or alternatively have its validation overridden:

<form method="post">{% csrf_token %}
    {% if request.user.is_staff %}
    <p>{{ form.published }}</p>
    {% endif %}

    <p>{{ form.author }}</p>

    <!-- ... your other fields -->

Similarly you can check for is_superuser or check permissions, see the docs: https://docs.djangoproject.com/en/dev/topics/auth/default/#permissions



You need to pass it the user instance from your request – the model form doesn’t have access to it.

my_form = PostForm(user=request.user)

Then, in your __init__:

def __init__(self, *args, **kwargs):
    published = kwargs.pop('published', None)
    user = kwargs.pop('user', None)
    super(PostForm, self).__init__(*args, **kwargs)
    if not user.is_staff:
       del self.fields['published']

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