Listing Url Patterns in Django

Django is a popular Python web framework that makes it easy to build web applications. One key aspect of Django is URLconfs – they allow you to map URLs to views. Learning how to list and see all the URL patterns in a Django project can be very useful when debugging or understanding how the URLs are structured. In this post, we’ll go over several methods to list urlpatterns in Django.

Using the url Method

When you create a new Django project, the default file includes an urlpatterns list that mapsURL patterns to views. For example:

from django.urls import path
from . import views

urlpatterns = [
    path('blog/',, name='blog'),
    path('about/', views.about, name='about'),

To see all patterns, you can simply print the urlpatterns variable:


This will output something like:

[, ]

So the `url` method provides a simple way to see all the URL patterns defined in your project.

The `get_resolver()` Method

Another approach is using Django’s `get_resolver()` method. This returns a ResolverMatch object, which contains the urlpatterns defined in the project.

Here is an example:

from django.urls import get_resolver
resolver = get_resolver()
for url_pattern in resolver.url_patterns:

This will print out each URL pattern object, allowing you to see the full list of URLs.

The CLI `show_urls` Command

If you have access to the Django command-line interface (CLI), you can use the `show_urls` command.


python show_urls

This will print out a list of all the URL patterns across the entire project, along with their names and the views they map to.

The CLI provides an easy way to quickly see all URL patterns from the terminal.

Viewing URL in the Admin

Finally, you can view URLs via Django’s built-in Admin app. Navigate to /admin/urls/ and it will display a list of all URLs in a table, along with their name and view.

This provides a clean GUI for viewingURL patterns right within the Admin app itself.


In summary, here are a few simple ways to see all the URL patterns in a Django project:

  • Print the urlpatterns variable directly
  • Use get_resolver() to iterate through URL patterns
  • Use the show_urls Django CLI command
  • View URL patterns in Django Admin at /admin/urls/

ListingURL patterns helps understand and debug routing and endpoints in a Django application. Mastering these techniques can help build and organize Django projects going forward.