NOTE: While open-source, some features of this block explorer are not easily compatible with running your own version locally, and this is no longer recommended (except for expert users).
- Follow the instructions here to install Homebrew and then (re)install python.
- If for some reason the step above does not install pip and virtualenv, follow the instructions here to get pip and then install virtualenv using pip install virtualenv.
- Install the foreman gem for accessing environmental variables:
$ gem install foreman
- Optional (for webhooks): install ngrok with
brew install ngrok(thanks Homebrew!)
- Optional (advanced features): Install the latest stable version of postgres 9. (http://postgresapp.com/)[Postgresapp for Mac] is quite easy to install.
$ sudo apt-get install postgresql libpq-dev ngrok-client ngrok-server
$ cdinto your projects/workspaces directory and run
$ git clone https://github.com/blockcypher/explorer.git. The result of
$ git remote -vshould look like this:
origin firstname.lastname@example.org:blockcypher/explorer.git (fetch) origin email@example.com:blockcypher/explorer.git (push)
$ cd explorer/to get to the project root direction, create a python3 virtual environment (
$ virtualenv -p python3 venv) and then activate it (
$ source venv/bin/activate)
- Install requirements:
$ pip3 install -r requirements.txt(this will take a few mins)
- Create a
.envfile in the project root directory with the following:
DEBUG=True TEMPLATE_DEBUG=True DJ_DEFAULT_URL=postgres://postgres:YOURLOCALPASSWORDHERE@localhost:5432/explorer_local SECRET_KEY=RANDOMLY_GENERATED_50CHAR_STRING SITE_DOMAIN=pick_this_yourself.ngrok.com BLOCKCYPHER_API_KEY=PUT_YOURS_HERE
(these are for your local machine, production is a little different as
settings.py is smartly designed to default to production settings)
- Create a database on your local machine with whatever name you like. I recommend
explorer_localso it's clear you're working on a local copy. You'll be using this above in
DJ_DEFAULT_URL. I've assumed your user is
postgres, but you could have a different user.
- Create DB tables from code (replace
herokufor running on production, which should basically never happen again):
# Create tables and run migrations: $ foreman run python3 manage.py migrate
Run the Site Locally
Run the webserver locally:
$ foreman run python3 manage.py runserver
Now visit: http://127.0.0.1:8000/
To receive webhooks locally, you need to also run
ngrok in the terminal (use the same
SITE_DOMAIN from your
.env file above):
$ ngrok -subdomain=pick_this_yourself 8000
Now visit http://pick_this_yourself.ngrok.com to confirm it's working (you could even do this on your phone)
Check Out the Admin Section
- Create a superuser admin for yourself, by entering the following into
$ foreman run python3 manage.py shell:
from users.models import AuthUser AuthUser.objects.create_superuser(email='YOURCHOICE', password='PASSWORDGOESHERE')
Now visit http://127.0.0.1:8000/admin
Submit Your First Pull Request
First, pull the latest version of the code from github:
$ git pull origin master
Make a new branch:
$ git checkout -b my_branch
Make some trivial change and commit it:
$ git commit -am 'my changes'
Push it up to github:
$ git push origin my_branch
You can submit your pull request here: https://github.com/blockcypher/explorer
Congrats, you're all setup!
Post Setup Instructions
Build Awesome Features
You're on your own for that.
Compare your local version of site to what's on github:
$ git log origin/master..HEAD --oneline