A project template for Django 1.6 (with a tag for Django 1.5).
To use this project follow these steps:
- Create your working environment
- Install Django
- Create the new project using the django-two-scoops template
- Install additional dependencies
note: these instructions show creation of a project called "icecream". You should replace this name with the actual name of your project.
What about Django 1.7 (or higher)?
This project is meant to be paired with the Two Scoops of Django 1.6 (which has been superseded by Two Scoops of Django 1.8). Since this is the case, we won't be upgrading this project for upcoming releases of Django.
If you are looking for cutting edge Django templates, we recommend:
- https://github.com/imkevinxu/django-kevin (modernized port of this template)
- https://github.com/pydanny/cookiecutter-django (bleeding edge)
You have several options in setting up your working environment. We recommend using virtualenv to separate the dependencies of your project from your system's python environment. If on Linux or Mac OS X, you can also use virtualenvwrapper to help manage multiple virtualenvs across different projects.
First, make sure you are using virtualenv (http://www.virtualenv.org). Once that's installed, create your virtualenv:
$ virtualenv icecream
You will also need to ensure that the virtualenv has the project directory added to the path. Adding the project directory will allow django-admin.py to be able to change settings using the --settings flag.
Virtualenv with virtualenvwrapper
In Linux and Mac OSX, you can install virtualenvwrapper (http://virtualenvwrapper.readthedocs.org/en/latest/), which will take care of managing your virtual environments and adding the project path to the site-directory for you:
$ mkdir icecream $ mkvirtualenv -a icecream icecream-dev $ cd icecream && add2virtualenv `pwd`
Using virtualenvwrapper with Windows
There is a special version of virtualenvwrapper for use with Windows (https://pypi.python.org/pypi/virtualenvwrapper-win).:
> mkdir icecream > mkvirtualenv icecream-dev > add2virtualenv icecream
To install Django in the new virtual environment, run the following command:
$ pip install django
Creating your project
To create a new Django project called 'icecream' using django-twoscoops-project, run the following command:
$ django-admin.py startproject --template=https://github.com/twoscoops/django-twoscoops-project/archive/master.zip --extension=py,rst,html icecream_project
For Django 1.5 users, we recommend:
$ django-admin.py startproject --template=https://github.com/twoscoops/django-twoscoops-project/archive/1.5.zip --extension=py,rst,html icecream_project
Installation of Dependencies
Depending on where you are installing dependencies:
$ pip install -r requirements/local.txt
$ pip install -r requirements.txt
note: We install production requirements this way because many Platforms as a Services expect a requirements.txt file in the root of projects.
Follows Best Practices
This project follows best practices as espoused in Two Scoops of Django: Best Practices for Django 1.6.
- Many thanks to Randall Degges for the inspiration to write the book and django-skel.
- All of the contributors to this project.