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Pinax is an open-source platform built on the Django Web Framework. It is an ecosystem of reusable Django apps, themes, and starter project templates. This collection can be found at

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Setting up Documentation

Create a directory somewhere on your filesystem which will be the DOCS_ROOT. Set the setting DOCS_ROOT to its path in your

To setup the documentation run the following commands:

cd $DOCS_ROOT # fill in with yours
virtualenv --no-site-packages env
env/bin/pip install Sphinx==1.0.5
git clone -b master pinax-master
git clone -b 0.7.X pinax-0.7.X
env/bin/sphinx-build -b pickle -aE pinax-0.7.X/docs/ output-0.7.X
env/bin/sphinx-build -b pickle -aE pinax-master/docs/ output-master

This will be sufficient to run the documentation locally.

To update the docs to the latest version run:

cd $DOCS_ROOT # fill in with yours
(cd pinax-0.7.X ; git pull)
(cd pinax-master ; git pull)
env/bin/sphinx-build -b pickle -aE pinax-0.7.X/docs/ output-0.7.X
env/bin/sphinx-build -b pickle -aE pinax-master/docs/ output-master


The documentation is currently under construction. If you would like to help us write documentation, please join our Pinax Project Slack team and let us know! The Pinax documentation is available at


See this blog post including a video, or our How to Contribute ( section for an overview on how contributing to Pinax works. For concrete contribution ideas, please see our Ways to Contribute/What We Need Help With ( section.

In case of any questions we recommend you join our Pinax Slack team ( and ping us there instead of creating an issue on GitHub. Creating issues on GitHub is of course also valid but we are usually able to help you faster if you ping us in Slack.

We also highly recommend reading our Open Source and Self-Care blog post (

Code of Conduct

In order to foster a kind, inclusive, and harassment-free community, the Pinax Project has a code of conduct, which can be found here We ask you to treat everyone as a smart human programmer that shares an interest in Python, Django, and Pinax with you.

Pinax Project Blog and Twitter

For updates and news regarding the Pinax Project, please follow us on Twitter at @pinaxproject and check out our blog