You need to do three things:

Install django-cacheback

To install with Celery support, run:

$ pip install django-cacheback[celery]

If you want to install with RQ support, just use:

$ pip install django-cacheback[rq]

After installing the package and dependencies, add cacheback to your INSTALLED_APPS. If you want to use RQ as your task queue, you need to set CACHEBACK_TASK_QUEUE in your settings to rq.

Install a message broker

Celery requires a message broker. Use Celery’s tutorial to help set one up. I recommend rabbitmq.

For RQ you need to set up a redis-server and configure django-rq. Please look up the django-rq installation guide for more details.

Set up a cache

You also need to ensure you have a cache set up. Most likely, you’ll be using memcache so your settings will include something like:

    'default': {
        'BACKEND': 'django.core.cache.backends.memcached.MemcachedCache',
        'LOCATION': '',


You may also want to configure logging handlers for the ‘cacheback’ named logger. To set up console logging, use something like:

    'version': 1,
    'disable_existing_loggers': False,
    'filters': {
        'require_debug_false': {
            '()': 'django.utils.log.RequireDebugFalse'
    'handlers': {
        'console': {
            'level': 'DEBUG',
            'class': 'logging.StreamHandler',
    'loggers': {
        'cacheback': {
            'handlers': ['console'],
            'level': 'DEBUG',
            'propagate': False,