Pythonic Web Development: A Journey with Django Framework


Here’s a step-by-step guide to creating web projects using the Django framework

Step 1: Install Django

1. Install Django:

Open a terminal or command prompt and install Django using pip.

pip install Django

Step 2: Create a Django Project

1. Create a Project:

In the terminal, navigate to the location where you want to create your project and run the following command.

django-admin startproject myproject

Navigate to Project Directory:

Change to the project directory.

cd myproject

Step 3: Create a Django App

1. Create an App:

Inside the project directory, create a Django app.

python startapp myapp

2. Update Settings:

Add your app to the ‘INSTALLED_APPS’ list in the ‘’ file.

# myproject/

    # ...

Step 4: Define Models

Define Models:

Open the ‘’ file in your app and define your data models.

# myapp/
from django.db import models

class Post(models.Model):
    title = models.CharField(max_length=200)
    content = models.TextField()

    def __str__(self):
        return self.title

2. Run Migrations:

Apply migrations to create the database tables.

python makemigrations
python migrate

Step 5: Create Views and Templates

1. Create Views:

Open the ‘’ file in your app and define views.

# myapp/
from django.shortcuts import render
from .models import Post

def post_list(request):
    posts = Post.objects.all()
    return render(request, 'myapp/post_list.html', {'posts': posts})

2. Create Templates:

Inside your app, create a folder named templates. Create an HTML file for your view.

    Post List


Post List

{% for post in posts %}

{{ post.title }}

{{ post.content }}

{% endfor %}

3. Configure URLs:

Create a ‘’ file in your app and configure URLs.

# myapp/
from django.urls import path
from .views import post_list

urlpatterns = [
    path('posts/', post_list, name='post_list'),

Include your app’s URLs in the project’s ‘’.

# myproject/
from django.contrib import admin
from django.urls import include, path

urlpatterns = [
    path('myapp/', include('myapp.urls')),

Step 6: Run the Development Server


1. Run the Server:

Start the development server.

npm start

2. Access the Application:

Open your web browser and go to ‘’ to see your Django application in action.

Step 7: Admin Panel (Optional)

1. Create an Admin User:

Create a superuser for the admin panel.

python createsuperuser

2. Access the Admin Panel:

Start the server and go to ‘’ to log in with the superuser credentials.

Step 8: Deployment (Optional)

1. Choose a Hosting Platform:

Platforms like Heroku, AWS, or PythonAnywhere offer easy deployment for Django applications.

Configure Settings:

Update ‘ALLOWED_HOSTS’ in ‘’ with your domain or IP address.

Database Configuration (Optional):

Configure the production database settings in ‘’.


Follow the hosting platform’s documentation to deploy your Django application.

Congratulations! You’ve created a Django web project from scratch, defined models, views, templates, and even set up an admin panel. You can further enhance your project by exploring Django’s features and building additional functionality.

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