We have already covered how to start with Django 1.9. In this article, we will see how to quickly get a simple page running using Django 2.2.
Create a virtual environment using python3.
virtualenv -p /use/bin/python3.5 venv
Activate the virtual environment.
Now install the Django2.2 inside this virtual environment using pip.
pip install Django==2.2
Once Django has been installed, run the
django-admin command to start a project.
Create your project.
$ django-admin startproject helloworld
Go inside the newly created project directory.
$ cd helloworld
You will see a file
manage.py and a directory with the same name as of your project.
Create an app here. Every project consists of one or more apps. These are plug-able modules that can be reused in another project if written properly.
$ python manage.py startapp hw
hw directory. create a new file
Add the below lines to this file and save it.
from django.urls import path
from . import views
app_name = "hw"
urlpatterns = [
path(r'', views.home, name='home'),
Open views.py file and save the below code in it. This will create the first view function which will be called when hitting base project URL i.e.
localhost:8000/ on the local server.
from django.shortcuts import render
# Create your views here.
data = dict()
return render(request, 'hw/home.html', data)
hw app's URLs in the main project URLs file.
helloworld/urls.py file and add below line in
from django.contrib import admin
from django.urls import path, include
urlpatterns = [
path(r'', include('hw.urls', namespace="hw")),
Now finally add
hw in installed apps in
INSTALLED_APPS = [
Now start the Django development server by running the command.
$ python manage.py runserver
This will run the python HTTP server on the localhost and 8000 port. If you want to run it on a different port, use port number in the command. For example
$ python manage.py runserver 8888.
Use the below command to make your project available for everyone on the network.
$ python manage.py runserver 0.0.0.0:8000
Open the web browser and got to URL localhost:8000 and you will be able to see the home page.
The source code is available on GitHub.
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