Hi Giuseppe,
I was upgrading to a later version of django and ran into the same issue. 
Did you find a work-around?

On Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 11:37:19 AM UTC-7, Giuseppe wrote:
> I managed to get this working, sort of. I learned that I need to include 
> jquery.init.js to my parent form. otherwise It wont open in a new window. 
> Now the only issue I am encountering is after I submit my child form, the 
> window goes white, but does not close. I think the code that gets called 
> when I submit the form is this 
> return HttpResponse('<script 
> type="text/javascript">opener.dismissAddRelatedObjectPopup(window, "%s", 
> "%s");</script>' % \
> (escape(newObject._get_pk_val()), escape(newObject)))
> I cant figure out if its being called at all or if its being called on the 
> child or if its being called on the parent and thats why its not closing. 
> "window" is being staticaly typed so its not in the view code other than 
> that one spot. 
> Here is the Django code for the dismiss function (this was pulled directly 
> from  
> https://github.com/django/django/blob/master/django/contrib/admin/static/admin/js/admin/RelatedObjectLookups.js
> function dismissAddRelatedObjectPopup(win, newId, newRepr) {
>        var name = windowname_to_id(win.name);
>        var elem = document.getElementById(name);
>        if (elem) {
>            var elemName = elem.nodeName.toUpperCase();
>            if (elemName === 'SELECT') {
>                elem.options[elem.options.length] = new Option(newRepr, 
> newId, true, true);
>            } else if (elemName === 'INPUT') {
>                if (elem.className.indexOf('vManyToManyRawIdAdminField') 
> !== -1 && elem.value) {
>                    elem.value += ',' + newId;
>                } else {
>                    elem.value = newId;
>                }
>            }
>            // Trigger a change event to update related links if required.
>            $(elem).trigger('change');
>        } else {
>            var toId = name + "_to";
>            var o = new Option(newRepr, newId);
>            SelectBox.add_to_cache(toId, o);
>            SelectBox.redisplay(toId);
>        }
>        win.close();
>    }
> I can see that after I submit my new object gets selected in the dropdown 
> inside the parent form, but the popup window from the child form does not 
> close. Any ideas how to get the child form to close, the dismiss function 
> should be doing that correct?
> On Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 5:06:22 PM UTC-4, Giuseppe wrote:
>> I am trying to get a pop up that will let me create a new object to 
>> associate to a many to many relationship on a form/model. In the same way 
>> that it works in django-admin.
>> I have been followed the instructions from here 
>> <http://www.hoboes.com/Mimsy/hacks/replicating-djangos-admin/>, and its 
>> not working for me. 
>> whenever I click the plus button it opens the related object creating 
>> form in the same tab instead of a new pop up. When I try to submit the new 
>> object I get a cert error and I included the cert tag in the template.
>> Let me know what code you want to see and I can post it. Also if you know 
>> of a different resource, or library or way of doing this that would be 
>> amazing.
>> By the way I think the link provided was for django 1.1 and im using 
>> django 1.9.1

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