DjangoGirl - 1.0 - Quick start

Setup python3 environment

mkvirtualenv --python=python3 django-girl

Install django

pip install django==1.8

Init project

django-admin startproject mysite .

tree .

├── mysite
│   ├──
│   ├──
│   ├──
│   └──

1 directory, 6 files

Config settings

change the following settings:

vim ./mysite/

# change timezone
TIME_ZONE = 'Asia/Hong_Kong'

# add abs path for local file operation
STATIC_ROOT = os.path.join(BASE_DIR, 'static')

Init/Migrate database

> python migrate

Operations to perform:
  Synchronize unmigrated apps: staticfiles, messages
  Apply all migrations: sessions, auth, admin, contenttypes
Synchronizing apps without migrations:
  Creating tables...
    Running deferred SQL...
  Installing custom SQL...
Running migrations:
  Rendering model states... DONE
  Applying contenttypes.0001_initial... OK
  Applying auth.0001_initial... OK
  Applying admin.0001_initial... 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 sessions.0001_initial... OK

Start server

Execute the following:

# start server on a running port 8000
python runserver 0:8000

Go back to your browser, it should have something like this:

It worked!
Congratulations on your first Django-powered page.

Of course, you haven't actually done any work yet. Next, start your first app by running python startapp [app_label].

You're seeing this message because you have DEBUG = True in your Django settings file and you haven't configured any URLs. Get to work!