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Using RQ with Django

The simplest way of using RQ with Django is to use django-rq. Follow the instructions in the README.


In order to use RQ together with Django, you have to start the worker in a “Django context”. Possibly, you have to write a custom Django management command to do so. In many cases, however, setting the DJANGO_SETTINGS_MODULE environmental variable will already do the trick.

If is your Django settings file (as it is by default), use this:

$ DJANGO_SETTINGS_MODULE=settings rq worker high default low