Source code and templates for the website http://geekup.in/. To run this as a test server, simply use:
You will need the Flask framework and some extensions. To install:
easy_install Flask Flask-SQLAlchemy Flask-WTF Flask-Mail simplejson pytz Markdown pygooglechart
Installing into a
virtualenv is strongly recommended.
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These are older instructions for the DocType HTML5 website, but should still apply.
The website is currently hosted at Dreamhost using the Passenger WSGI gateway. To reproduce this setup, create a domain using the Dreamhost panel, then setup the Python environment:
mkdir -p ~/python/lib/python2.5/site-packages PYTHONPATH=~/python/lib/python2.5/site-packages easy_install --prefix ~/python virtualenv PYTHONPATH=~/python/lib/python2.5/site-packages ~/python/bin/virtualenv ~/python/env --no-site-packages source ~/python/env/bin/activate easy_install Flask Flask-SQLAlchemy Flask-WTF Flask-Mail simplejson pytz mysql-python greatape Markdown pygooglechart
This creates a
~/python/env, activates it, then installs
Flask and extensions in the
virtualenv. Dreamhost does not have
virtualenv pre-installed, so it is necessary to install it first.
Dreamhost does not support
mod_wsgi either, which would have made all this
If your site is located at (for example)
~/doctypehtml5.in, install the
source files there. Do not install in the
public sub-folder. Dreamhost will
automatically pick up
passenger_wsgi.py and start serving the site.
To refresh after updating, you must edit the site via the control panel and click 'Save' again.
Why use a framework?
The website is currently a single HTML page, so why use a framework at all? Because there is also a sizeable backend that sends email and tracks responses from participants. This is not exposed to the UI, but you can see it here in the code.