Modulus % in Django template

Modulus % in Django template

I'm looking for a way to use something like the modulus operator in django. What I am trying to do is to add a classname to every fourth element in a loop.
With modulus it would look like this:
{% for p in posts %}
    

p.title

{% endfor %} Of course this doesn't work because % is a reserved character. Is there any other way to do this?

Solutions/Answers:

Answer 1:

You need divisibleby, a built-in django filter.

{% for p in posts %}
    <div class="post width1 height2 column {% if forloop.counter0|divisibleby:4 %}first{% endif %}">
        <div class="preview">

        </div>
        <div class="overlay">

        </div>
        <h2>p.title</h2>
    </div>
{% endfor %}

Answer 2:

You can’t use the modulus operator in Django template tags, but it would be easy enough to write a filter to do so. Something like this should work:

@register.filter
def modulo(num, val):
    return num % val

And then:

{% ifequal forloop.counter0|modulo:4 0 %}

You could even do something like this, instead:

@register.filter
def modulo(num, val):
    return num % val == 0

And then:

{% if forloop.counter0|modulo:4 %}

Or you could use the cycle tag:

<div class="post width1 height2 column {% cycle 'first' '' '' '' %}">

Answer 3:

It sounds like you should just use the cycle tag.
Built-in template tags

Answer 4:

Bootstrap rows and columns example.
New row every 4 items. Also close last row even if there are less than 4 items.

myapp/templatetags/my_tags.py

from django import template

register = template.Library()

@register.filter
def modulo(num, val):
    return num % val

html template

{% load my_tags %}

{% for item in all_items %} 
    {% if forloop.counter|modulo:4 == 1 %}
        <div class="row">
    {% endif %}

        <div class="col-sm-3">
            {{ item }}
        </div>

    {% if forloop.last or forloop.counter|modulo:4 == 0 %}
        </div>
    {% endif %}

{% endfor %}

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