How to create project in Django
Django is a web framework of python using which we can create web apps. Instead of going into the theory part, I will show you how you can create a Django project from scratch.
Let's create a new directory named djTut and in this directory create a virtual environment for our project.
If you don’t know how to create a virtual environment just follow these in your command line or PowerShell or terminal:
First of all install virtualenv using pip
pip install virtualenv
move to djTut directory and create a virtual environment named env:
Now, activate our environment:
#For Windows users
env\Scripts\activate#For Mac or Linux users
Your environment should be activated now.
Let’s install Django inside our environment
pip install django
After Django is successfully installed let's create a project named myFirstProj:
django-admin startproject myFirstProj .
Notice that I have added a dot after myFirstProj so that it does not create an extra directory. You can play with it by creating a project without a dot and see what happens.
Now let’s run our server using:
python manage.py runserver
Go to http://127.0.0.1:8000 in the browser and see if it works. You should see something like this:
If can see something like this then congrats you have successfully created your first Django project.
Now to stop our local server and deactivate the virtual environment do:
ctrl + c in terminal
And then run this command:
Your virtual environment should be deactivated now.
That’s all for this tutorial. I hope you liked it. Thank you.