A Django 2.0 base template featuring all recommended best practices for deployment on Heroku and local development.
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Heroku Django Starter Template

An utterly fantastic project starter template for Django 2.0.


  • Production-ready configuration for Static Files, Database Settings, Gunicorn, etc.
  • Enhancements to Django's static file serving functionality via WhiteNoise.
  • Latest Python 3.6 runtime environment.

How to Use

To use this project, follow these steps:

  1. Create your working environment.
  2. Install Django ($ pipenv install django)
  3. Create a new project using this template

Creating Your Project

Using this template to create a new Django app is easy::

$ django-admin.py startproject --template=https://github.com/heroku/heroku-django-template/archive/master.zip --name=Procfile helloworld

(If this doesn't work on windows, replace django-admin.py with django-admin)

You can replace helloworld with your desired project name.

Deployment to Heroku

$ git init
$ git add -A
$ git commit -m "Initial commit"

$ heroku create
$ git push heroku master

$ heroku run python manage.py migrate

See also, a ready-made application, ready to deploy.

License: MIT

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