Django is a high-level Python Web framework that encourages rapid development and clean, pragmatic design. Thanks for checking it out.
All documentation is in the "
docs" directory and online at
https://docs.djangoproject.com/en/stable/. If you're just getting started,
here's how we recommend you read the docs:
- First, read
docs/intro/install.txtfor instructions on installing Django.
- Next, work through the tutorials in order (
- If you want to set up an actual deployment server, read
- You'll probably want to read through the topical guides (in
docs/topics) next; from there you can jump to the HOWTOs (in
docs/howto) for specific problems, and check out the reference (
docs/ref) for gory details.
docs/READMEfor instructions on building an HTML version of the docs.
Docs are updated rigorously. If you find any problems in the docs, or think they should be clarified in any way, please take 30 seconds to fill out a ticket here: https://code.djangoproject.com/newticket
To get more help:
- Join the
#djangochannel on irc.freenode.net. Lots of helpful people hang out there. Read the archives at https://botbot.me/freenode/django/. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:IRC/Tutorial if you're new to IRC.
- Join the django-users mailing list, or read the archives, at https://groups.google.com/group/django-users.
To contribute to Django:
- Check out https://docs.djangoproject.com/en/dev/internals/contributing/ for information about getting involved.
To run Django's test suite:
- Follow the instructions in the "Unit tests" section of
docs/internals/contributing/writing-code/unit-tests.txt, published online at https://docs.djangoproject.com/en/dev/internals/contributing/writing-code/unit-tests/#running-the-unit-tests