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Galazy News Radio

❗️ Ready for production with heroku. ~ For a blueprint of how to deploy a python app to Heroku go to this post


  • django_heroku => Good for the peace of mind.
  • Markdownx => integrates markdown in the posts; inside the admin.
  • whitenoise => By default Django does not serve static files, so make use of this tool to do so, read more here
  • Gunicorn => Python WSGI HTTP server for Unix.
  • psycopg2 => PostgreSQL adaptor for python, since you need to add a postreSQL database on Heroku to plug to your app;read Heroku docs on how to deploy a django application.
  • dj-database-url => allows you to set up an DATABASE_URL environment variable to configure your Django application
  • bootsrap4 => bootsrap4 strapped without loading from the HTML doc, doc.

To run in development first make sure you install the necessary dependencies in your virtualenviroment.

pip install -r requirements.txt


  • Admin Markdown for your posts and category indexing.
  • You can see a list of all posts and categories, clicking in a category takes you to all the posts under that particular category.

Local Development


for development you can set just insert this before DEBUG in settings.

Note: You will need to set up an environment variable as => SECRET_KEY so that the function in the settings can find it, this is required for production with Heroku,

You can make it whatever u want,

SECRET_KEY = 'whateveryouwant'

These commands are to migrate, run them or you wont get past an error.

$ python<version> makemigrations
$ python<version> migrate


After running migrations create a superuser

$ python<version> createsuperuser

Then run the server with this command

python<version> runserver

To go to the admin use this url =>

<your site>/login/no/so/fast/you

Note => you can customize the url for the admin in the project/

Note => You will need to create a superuser to login into your blogs admin


In the project/urls you will see something like this

# change 'My blog' to your blogs name, this will make the admin show your title. = 'My news site'
# same thing. = 'My news site'
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