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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 :ref:`FAQ <faq-index>` -- it's got answers to many common questions.
* Looking for specific information? Try the :ref:`genindex`, :ref:`modindex` or
the :ref:`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 its 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://botland.oebfare.com/logger/django/
.. _ticket tracker: http://code.djangoproject.com/
First steps
===========
* **From scratch:**
:ref:`Overview <intro-overview>` |
:ref:`Installation <intro-install>`
* **Tutorial:**
:ref:`Part 1 <intro-tutorial01>` |
:ref:`Part 2 <intro-tutorial02>` |
:ref:`Part 3 <intro-tutorial03>` |
:ref:`Part 4 <intro-tutorial04>`
The model layer
===============
* **Models:**
:ref:`Model syntax <topics-db-models>` |
:ref:`Field types <ref-models-fields>` |
:ref:`Meta options <ref-models-options>`
* **QuerySets:**
:ref:`Executing queries <topics-db-queries>` |
:ref:`QuerySet method reference <ref-models-querysets>`
* **Model instances:**
:ref:`Instance methods <ref-models-instances>` |
:ref:`Accessing related objects <ref-models-relations>`
* **Advanced:**
:ref:`Managers <topics-db-managers>` |
:ref:`Raw SQL <topics-db-sql>` |
:ref:`Transactions <topics-db-transactions>` |
:ref:`Aggregation <topics-db-aggregation>` |
:ref:`Custom fields <howto-custom-model-fields>` |
:ref:`Multiple databases <topics-db-multi-db>`
* **Other:**
:ref:`Supported databases <ref-databases>` |
:ref:`Legacy databases <howto-legacy-databases>` |
:ref:`Providing initial data <howto-initial-data>`
The template layer
==================
* **For designers:**
:ref:`Syntax overview <topics-templates>` |
:ref:`Built-in tags and filters <ref-templates-builtins>`
* **For programmers:**
:ref:`Template API <ref-templates-api>` |
:ref:`Custom tags and filters <howto-custom-template-tags>`
The view layer
==============
* **The basics:**
:ref:`URLconfs <topics-http-urls>` |
:ref:`View functions <topics-http-views>` |
:ref:`Shortcuts <topics-http-shortcuts>`
* **Reference:** :ref:`Request/response objects <ref-request-response>`
* **File uploads:**
:ref:`Overview <topics-http-file-uploads>` |
:ref:`File objects <ref-files-file>` |
:ref:`Storage API <ref-files-storage>` |
:ref:`Managing files <topics-files>` |
:ref:`Custom storage <howto-custom-file-storage>`
* **Generic views:**
:ref:`Overview<topics-generic-views>` |
:ref:`Built-in generic views<ref-generic-views>`
* **Advanced:**
:ref:`Generating CSV <howto-outputting-csv>` |
:ref:`Generating PDF <howto-outputting-pdf>`
* **Middleware:**
:ref:`Overview <topics-http-middleware>` |
:ref:`Built-in middleware classes <ref-middleware>`
Forms
=====
* **The basics:**
:ref:`Overview <topics-forms-index>` |
:ref:`Form API <ref-forms-api>` |
:ref:`Built-in fields <ref-forms-fields>` |
:ref:`Built-in widgets <ref-forms-widgets>`
* **Advanced:**
:ref:`Forms for models <topics-forms-modelforms>` |
:ref:`Integrating media <topics-forms-media>` |
:ref:`Formsets <topics-forms-formsets>` |
:ref:`Customizing validation <ref-forms-validation>`
* **Extras:**
:ref:`Form preview <ref-contrib-formtools-form-preview>` |
:ref:`Form wizard <ref-contrib-formtools-form-wizard>`
The development process
=======================
* **Settings:**
:ref:`Overview <topics-settings>` |
:ref:`Full list of settings <ref-settings>`
* **django-admin.py and manage.py:**
:ref:`Overview <ref-django-admin>` |
:ref:`Adding custom commands <howto-custom-management-commands>`
* **Testing:** :ref:`Overview <topics-testing>`
* **Deployment:**
:ref:`Overview <howto-deployment-index>` |
:ref:`Apache/mod_wsgi <howto-deployment-modwsgi>` |
:ref:`Apache/mod_python <howto-deployment-modpython>` |
:ref:`FastCGI/SCGI/AJP <howto-deployment-fastcgi>` |
:ref:`Apache authentication <howto-apache-auth>` |
:ref:`Serving static files <howto-static-files>` |
:ref:`Tracking code errors by e-mail <howto-error-reporting>`
Other batteries included
========================
* :ref:`Admin site <ref-contrib-admin>` | :ref:`Admin actions <ref-contrib-admin-actions>`
* :ref:`Authentication <topics-auth>`
* :ref:`Cache system <topics-cache>`
* :ref:`Conditional content processing <topics-conditional-processing>`
* :ref:`Comments <ref-contrib-comments-index>` | :ref:`Moderation <ref-contrib-comments-moderation>` | :ref:`Custom comments <ref-contrib-comments-custom>`
* :ref:`Content types <ref-contrib-contenttypes>`
* :ref:`Cross Site Request Forgery protection <ref-contrib-csrf>`
* :ref:`Databrowse <ref-contrib-databrowse>`
* :ref:`E-mail (sending) <topics-email>`
* :ref:`Flatpages <ref-contrib-flatpages>`
* :ref:`Humanize <ref-contrib-humanize>`
* :ref:`Internationalization <topics-i18n>`
* :ref:`Jython support <howto-jython>`
* :ref:`"Local flavor" <ref-contrib-localflavor>`
* :ref:`Messages <ref-contrib-messages>`
* :ref:`Pagination <topics-pagination>`
* :ref:`Redirects <ref-contrib-redirects>`
* :ref:`Serialization <topics-serialization>`
* :ref:`Sessions <topics-http-sessions>`
* :ref:`Signals <topics-signals>`
* :ref:`Sitemaps <ref-contrib-sitemaps>`
* :ref:`Sites <ref-contrib-sites>`
* :ref:`Syndication feeds (RSS/Atom) <ref-contrib-syndication>`
* :ref:`Unicode in Django <ref-unicode>`
* :ref:`Web design helpers <ref-contrib-webdesign>`
The Django open-source project
==============================
* **Community:**
:ref:`How to get involved <internals-contributing>` |
:ref:`The release process <internals-release-process>` |
:ref:`Team of committers <internals-committers>` |
:ref:`The Django source code repository <internals-svn>`
* **Design philosophies:**
:ref:`Overview <misc-design-philosophies>`
* **Documentation:**
:ref:`About this documentation <internals-documentation>`
* **Third-party distributions:**
:ref:`Overview <misc-distributions>`
* **Django over time:**
:ref:`API stability <misc-api-stability>` |
:ref:`Release notes and upgrading instructions <releases-index>` |
:ref:`Deprecation Timeline <internals-deprecation>`
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