How to Create a Django Project in 5 Minutes

It’s incredibly easy to start developing in Django

Steps to Get Started with Django

For the Visual Learners

1.1 Virtual Environment

$ pyenv virtualenv django-tutorialLooking in links: /tmp/tmpjizkdypnRequirement already satisfied: setuptools in /home/bennett/.pyenv/versions/3.6.8/envs/django-tutorial/lib/python3.6/site-packages (40.6.2)Requirement already satisfied: pip in /home/bennett/.pyenv/versions/3.6.8/envs/django-tutorial/lib/python3.6/site-packages (18.1)$ pyenv local django-tutorial

1.2 Install Django

$ pip install django
$ django-admin startproject mysite
$ ls
$ cd mysite/
$ ls* mysite/
$ python runserverWatching for file changes with StatReloader
Performing system checks...
System check identified no issues (0 silenced).You have 17 unapplied migration(s). Your project may not work properly until you apply the migrations for app(s): admin, auth, contenttypes, sessions.
Run 'python migrate' to apply them.
May 17, 2019 - 16:09:28
Django version 2.2.1, using settings 'mysite.settings'
Starting development server at
Quit the server with CONTROL-C.

1.3 Create app

$ python startapp myapp
$ ls
db.sqlite3* myapp/ mysite/

1.4 Register the myapp app with the mysite project

... # Leave all the other INSTALLED_APPS

1.5 Migrate the database

$ python migrate

Operations to perform:
Apply all migrations: admin, auth, contenttypes, sessions
Running migrations:
Applying contenttypes.0001_initial... OK
Applying auth.0001_initial... OK
Applying admin.0001_initial... OK
Applying admin.0002_logentry_remove_auto_add... OK
Applying admin.0003_logentry_add_action_flag_choices... OK
Applying contenttypes.0002_remove_content_type_name... OK
Applying auth.0002_alter_permission_name_max_length... OK
Applying auth.0003_alter_user_email_max_length... OK
Applying auth.0004_alter_user_username_opts... OK
Applying auth.0005_alter_user_last_login_null... OK
Applying auth.0006_require_contenttypes_0002... OK
Applying auth.0007_alter_validators_add_error_messages... OK
Applying auth.0008_alter_user_username_max_length... OK
Applying auth.0009_alter_user_last_name_max_length... OK
Applying auth.0010_alter_group_name_max_length... OK
Applying auth.0011_update_proxy_permissions... OK
Applying sessions.0001_initial... OK

1.6 Create Super User

$ python createsuperuserUsername (leave blank to use 'bennett'): 
Email address:
Password (again):
Superuser created successfully.
$ python runserver

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