In this part of Python Django with Google Firebase series I’ll cover Firebase Storage. For showcasing the example of Firebase Storage we’ll use a simple html form for uploading files to Firebase storage & further retrieve it’s URL and push that URL to Firebase database for further usage.

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Templates :

First we need to edit our ‘create.html’, need to add Input type = “file” field and a Upload button. Due to browser restrictions we can’t send a file as POST operation to, we need to use JavaScript for uploading file to Firebase storage.

<html lang="en">
<meta charset="UTF-8">
position : absolute;
right : 10px;
top : 5px
<button type="button" onclick="location.href='{% url 'log' %}'">Logout</button>
<H2>Create Daily Progress Report</H2>
<form action="/post_create/" method="post">
{% csrf_token %}
Work Assigned :
<input type="text" name="work" required><br><br>
<textarea rows="5" cols="40" name="progress" required></textarea>
Document Uplaod:
<input type="file" name="files[]" id="files">
<input type="hidden" name="url" id="url">
<button type="button" onclick="uploadimage()">Upload</button><br><br>
<input type="submit" value="Submit">
<script src=""></script>
var config = {
apiKey: "AIzaSyB0Il0NLQPxxDyMgoE0fOMd4pYUkbkZVvI",
authDomain: "",
databaseURL: "",
storageBucket: "",
messagingSenderId: "579985583952"
// Get a reference to the storage service, which is used to create references in your storage bucket
function uploadimage(){
var storage =;
var file = document.getElementById("files").files[0];
var storageRef = storage.ref();
var thisref = storageRef.child(;
console.log("file uplaoded succesfully");
function(error) {
function() {
// Upload completed successfully, now we can get the download URL
var downloadURL = thisref.snapshot.downloadURL;
console.log("got url");
document.getElementById("url").value = downloadURL;
alert("file uploaded successfully");


Now we are done with uploading file to Firebase Storage and retrieving uploaded file URL, it’s time to save that URL to Firebase Realtime Database. :

def post_create(request):
#Just added source code for post_create function/view
import time
from datetime import datetime, timezone
import pytz
tz= pytz.timezone('Asia/Kolkata')
millis = int(time.mktime(time_now.timetuple()))
work = request.POST.get('work')
progress =request.POST.get('progress')
url = request.POST.get('url')
idtoken= request.session['uid']
a = authe.get_account_info(idtoken)
a = a['users']
a = a[0]
a = a['localId']
data = {
name = database.child('users').child(a).child('details').child('name').get().val()
return render(request,'welcome.html', {'e':name})


That’s end up with great tutorial on Python Django with Google Firebase Storage : Uploading files using Forn, i hope you guys enjoyed it 🙂

Get full source code for Django Project Here.

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