Eager to get started? This page gives a good introduction to Nereid. It assumes you already have Nereid installed. If you do not, head over to the Installation section.

A minimal application

A minimal Nereid application first requries a Tryton database with the Nereid module installed. If you already have a database with Nereid installed, head over to creating website.

Setting up a database


Creating a new website

Once the nereid module is installed in a Tryton database, open the Websites menu under Nereid/Configuration, and create a new website with the following settings.

Field Value
Name abcpartnerportal.com
URL Map Choose Default
Company Choose any
Default Language English
Guest User Create a new Nereid User
App User Create or choose a User

Refer to the trytond_nereid.routing.WebSite for details on what each of the fields mean.


Since version the name of the website is used by the WSGI dispatcher to identify the website that needs to be served. When you test the site locally, it is not usually possible to mimic your production url. This can be overcome by using a simple WSGI middleware which overwrite HTTP_HOST in the environ.

Creating the application and template

Once the website is created, a python script which loads nereid and runs the application needs to be written. This script is used to load Nereid, configure your application settings and also serves as an APP_MODULE if you plan to use WSGI HTTP servers like Gunicorn

#!/usr/bin/env python
from nereid import Nereid

CONFIG = dict(

    # The name of database
    DATABASE_NAME = 'nereid',

    # Static file root. The root location of the static files. The static/ will
    # point to this location. It is recommended to use the web server to serve
    # static content
    STATIC_FILEROOT = 'static/',

    # Tryton Config file path
    TRYTON_CONFIG = '../etc/trytond.conf',

    # If the application is to be configured in the debug mode
    DEBUG = False,

    # Load the template from FileSystem in the path below instead of the
    # default Tryton loader where templates are loaded from Database
    TEMPLATE_LOADER_CLASS = 'nereid.templating.FileSystemLoader',

# Create a new application
app = Nereid()

# Update the configuration with the above config values

# Initialise the app, connect to cache and backend

class NereidHostChangeMiddleware(object):
    A middleware which alters the HTTP_HOST so that you can test
    the site locally. This middleware replaces the HTTP_HOST with
    the value you prove to the :attr: site

    :param app: The application for which the middleware needs to work
    :param site: The value which should replace HTTP_HOST WSGI Environ
    def __init__(self, app, site):
        self.app = app
        self.site = site

    def __call__(self, environ, start_response):
        environ['HTTP_HOST'] = self.site
        return self.app(environ, start_response)

if __name__ == '__main__':
    # The name of the website
    site = 'abcpartnerportal.com'

    app.wsgi_app = NereidHostChangeMiddleware(app.wsgi_app, site)
    app.debug = True
    app.static_folder = '%s/static' % site

You can now test run the application

$ python application.py

The above command launches a single threaded HTTP Server for debugging purposes which listens to the port 5000. Point your browser to localhost:5000 and you should now be able to see a debug screen, with the ~jinja2.exceptions.TemplateNotFound Exception and its traceback. This is because you have not defined the template yet.

Defining the templates

For this quickstart section we will load the templates from the filesystem as we have used the FileSystemLoader as Template Loader in the application config. The template loader looks up templates in the folder for the site that is currently being rendered. In this case the template would be abcpartnerportal.com/home.jinja.

Create a template file home.jinja in the folder abcpartnerportal.com and fill in the following code

  <h1>Welcome to Nereid</h1>

Run the application again and you should be able to see the rendered HTML on your browser at localhost:5000