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Django Quick Start CMS Demo Application

Very simple Django application that leverages the Django CMS platform.


  • git
  • python 2.6+
  • virtualenv 1.5.1+
  • pip 0.8.1+

Setup Instructions

Create a Virtualenv

~$ virtualenv ~/virtualenvs/django-cms
~$ source ~/virtualenvs/django-cms/bin/activate

Clone the Code

~$ git clone

Install Required Pip Packages

(django-cms):~$ cd django-quick-start-cms
(django-cms):~/django-quick-start-cms$ pip install -r requirements.txt

Bootstrap & Migrate Database

(django-cms):~/django-quick-start-cms$ python syncdb --migrate --all

Launch the Server

(django-cms):~/django-quick-start-cms$ python runserver

Setup Database Non-Interactively

(django-cms):~/django-quick-start-cms$ python syncdb --all --noinput
(django-cms):~/django-quick-start-cms$ python createsuperuser --noinput --username=admin
(django-cms):~/django-quick-start-cms$ export DJANGO_SETTINGS_MODULE=settings;python -c "from django.contrib.auth.models import User; u=User.objects.get(username='admin');u.set_password('foobar');;"

License and Author

Author:: Seth Chisamore (

Copyright:: 2011, Opscode, Inc

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at

Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied. See the License for the specific language governing permissions and limitations under the License.

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