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.. _index:
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Django documentation
====================
.. rubric:: Everything you need to know about Django (and then some).
Getting help
============
Having trouble? We'd like to help!
* Try the :doc:`FAQ <faq/index>` -- it's got answers to many common questions.
* Looking for specific information? Try the :ref:`genindex`, :ref:`modindex` or
the :doc:`detailed table of contents <contents>`.
* Search for information in the `archives of the django-users mailing list`_, or
`post a question`_.
* Ask a question in the `#django IRC channel`_, or search the `IRC logs`_ to see
if it's been asked before.
* Report bugs with Django in our `ticket tracker`_.
.. _archives of the django-users mailing list: http://groups.google.com/group/django-users/
.. _post a question: http://groups.google.com/group/django-users/
.. _#django IRC channel: irc://irc.freenode.net/django
.. _IRC logs: http://django-irc-logs.com/
.. _ticket tracker: https://code.djangoproject.com/
First steps
===========
* **From scratch:**
:doc:`Overview <intro/overview>` |
:doc:`Installation <intro/install>`
* **Tutorial:**
:doc:`Part 1 <intro/tutorial01>` |
:doc:`Part 2 <intro/tutorial02>` |
:doc:`Part 3 <intro/tutorial03>` |
:doc:`Part 4 <intro/tutorial04>`
The model layer
===============
* **Models:**
:doc:`Model syntax <topics/db/models>` |
:doc:`Field types <ref/models/fields>` |
:doc:`Meta options <ref/models/options>`
* **QuerySets:**
:doc:`Executing queries <topics/db/queries>` |
:doc:`QuerySet method reference <ref/models/querysets>`
* **Model instances:**
:doc:`Instance methods <ref/models/instances>` |
:doc:`Accessing related objects <ref/models/relations>`
* **Advanced:**
:doc:`Managers <topics/db/managers>` |
:doc:`Raw SQL <topics/db/sql>` |
:doc:`Transactions <topics/db/transactions>` |
:doc:`Aggregation <topics/db/aggregation>` |
:doc:`Custom fields <howto/custom-model-fields>` |
:doc:`Multiple databases <topics/db/multi-db>`
* **Other:**
:doc:`Supported databases <ref/databases>` |
:doc:`Legacy databases <howto/legacy-databases>` |
:doc:`Providing initial data <howto/initial-data>` |
:doc:`Optimize database access <topics/db/optimization>`
The template layer
==================
* **For designers:**
:doc:`Syntax overview <topics/templates>` |
:doc:`Built-in tags and filters <ref/templates/builtins>`
* **For programmers:**
:doc:`Template API <ref/templates/api>` |
:doc:`Custom tags and filters <howto/custom-template-tags>`
The view layer
==============
* **The basics:**
:doc:`URLconfs <topics/http/urls>` |
:doc:`View functions <topics/http/views>` |
:doc:`Shortcuts <topics/http/shortcuts>` |
:doc:`Decorators <topics/http/decorators>`
* **Reference:**
:doc:`Request/response objects <ref/request-response>` |
:doc:`TemplateResponse objects <ref/template-response>`
* **File uploads:**
:doc:`Overview <topics/http/file-uploads>` |
:doc:`File objects <ref/files/file>` |
:doc:`Storage API <ref/files/storage>` |
:doc:`Managing files <topics/files>` |
:doc:`Custom storage <howto/custom-file-storage>`
* **Generic views:**
:doc:`Overview<topics/class-based-views>` |
:doc:`Built-in generic views<ref/class-based-views>`
* **Advanced:**
:doc:`Generating CSV <howto/outputting-csv>` |
:doc:`Generating PDF <howto/outputting-pdf>`
* **Middleware:**
:doc:`Overview <topics/http/middleware>` |
:doc:`Built-in middleware classes <ref/middleware>`
Forms
=====
* **The basics:**
:doc:`Overview <topics/forms/index>` |
:doc:`Form API <ref/forms/api>` |
:doc:`Built-in fields <ref/forms/fields>` |
:doc:`Built-in widgets <ref/forms/widgets>`
* **Advanced:**
:doc:`Forms for models <topics/forms/modelforms>` |
:doc:`Integrating media <topics/forms/media>` |
:doc:`Formsets <topics/forms/formsets>` |
:doc:`Customizing validation <ref/forms/validation>`
* **Extras:**
:doc:`Form preview <ref/contrib/formtools/form-preview>` |
:doc:`Form wizard <ref/contrib/formtools/form-wizard>`
The development process
=======================
* **Settings:**
:doc:`Overview <topics/settings>` |
:doc:`Full list of settings <ref/settings>`
* **Exceptions:**
:doc:`Overview <ref/exceptions>`
* **django-admin.py and manage.py:**
:doc:`Overview <ref/django-admin>` |
:doc:`Adding custom commands <howto/custom-management-commands>`
* **Testing:** :doc:`Overview <topics/testing>`
* **Deployment:**
:doc:`Overview <howto/deployment/index>` |
:doc:`WSGI servers <howto/deployment/wsgi/index>` |
:doc:`FastCGI/SCGI/AJP <howto/deployment/fastcgi>` |
:doc:`Apache/mod_python (deprecated) <howto/deployment/modpython>` |
:doc:`Apache authentication <howto/apache-auth>` |
:doc:`Handling static files <howto/static-files>` |
:doc:`Tracking code errors by email <howto/error-reporting>`
Other batteries included
========================
* :doc:`Admin site <ref/contrib/admin/index>` | :doc:`Admin actions <ref/contrib/admin/actions>` | :doc:`Admin documentation generator<ref/contrib/admin/admindocs>`
* :doc:`Authentication <topics/auth>`
* :doc:`Cache system <topics/cache>`
* :doc:`Clickjacking protection <ref/clickjacking>`
* :doc:`Comments <ref/contrib/comments/index>` | :doc:`Moderation <ref/contrib/comments/moderation>` | :doc:`Custom comments <ref/contrib/comments/custom>`
* :doc:`Conditional content processing <topics/conditional-view-processing>`
* :doc:`Content types and generic relations <ref/contrib/contenttypes>`
* :doc:`Cross Site Request Forgery protection <ref/contrib/csrf>`
* :doc:`Cryptographic signing <topics/signing>`
* :doc:`Databrowse <ref/contrib/databrowse>`
* :doc:`E-mail (sending) <topics/email>`
* :doc:`Flatpages <ref/contrib/flatpages>`
* :doc:`GeoDjango <ref/contrib/gis/index>`
* :doc:`Humanize <ref/contrib/humanize>`
* :doc:`Internationalization <topics/i18n/index>`
* :doc:`Jython support <howto/jython>`
* :doc:`"Local flavor" <ref/contrib/localflavor>`
* :doc:`Logging <topics/logging>`
* :doc:`Messages <ref/contrib/messages>`
* :doc:`Pagination <topics/pagination>`
* :doc:`Redirects <ref/contrib/redirects>`
* :doc:`Security <topics/security>`
* :doc:`Serialization <topics/serialization>`
* :doc:`Sessions <topics/http/sessions>`
* :doc:`Signals <topics/signals>`
* :doc:`Sitemaps <ref/contrib/sitemaps>`
* :doc:`Sites <ref/contrib/sites>`
* :doc:`Static Files <ref/contrib/staticfiles>`
* :doc:`Syndication feeds (RSS/Atom) <ref/contrib/syndication>`
* :doc:`Unicode in Django <ref/unicode>`
* :doc:`Web design helpers <ref/contrib/webdesign>`
* :doc:`Validators <ref/validators>`
* Function-based generic views (Deprecated) :doc:`Overview<topics/generic-views>` | :doc:`Built-in generic views<ref/generic-views>` | :doc:`Migration guide<topics/generic-views-migration>`
The Django open-source project
==============================
* **Community:**
:doc:`How to get involved <internals/contributing/index>` |
:doc:`The release process <internals/release-process>` |
:doc:`Team of committers <internals/committers>` |
:doc:`The Django source code repository <internals/svn>`
* **Design philosophies:**
:doc:`Overview <misc/design-philosophies>`
* **Documentation:**
:doc:`About this documentation <internals/contributing/writing-documentation>`
* **Third-party distributions:**
:doc:`Overview <misc/distributions>`
* **Django over time:**
:doc:`API stability <misc/api-stability>` |
:doc:`Release notes and upgrading instructions <releases/index>` |
:doc:`Deprecation Timeline <internals/deprecation>`
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