A Cookiecutter template for creating production-ready Django projects quickly.
A Cookiecutter template for Django.
These features can be enabled during initial project setup.
Let’s pretend you want to create a Django project called “redditclone”. Rather than using
and then editing the results to include your name, email, and various configuration issues that always get forgotten until the worst possible moment, get cookiecutter to do all the work.
First, get cookiecutter. Trust me, it’s awesome:
$ pip install cookiecutter
Now run it against this repo:
$ cookiecutter https://github.com/pydanny/cookiecutter-django.git
You’ll be prompted for some questions, answer them, then it will create a Django project for you.
Warning: After this point, change ‘Daniel Greenfeld’, ‘pydanny’, etc to your own information.
Warning: repo_name must be a valid Python module name or you will have issues on imports.
It prompts you for questions. Answer them:
Cloning into 'cookiecutter-django'... remote: Counting objects: 550, done. remote: Compressing objects: 100% (310/310), done. remote: Total 550 (delta 283), reused 479 (delta 222) Receiving objects: 100% (550/550), 127.66 KiB | 58 KiB/s, done. Resolving deltas: 100% (283/283), done. project_name [project_name]: Reddit Clone repo_name [Reddit_Clone]: reddit author_name [Your Name]: Daniel Greenfeld email [Your email]: firstname.lastname@example.org description [A short description of the project.]: A reddit clone. domain_name [example.com]: myreddit.com version [0.1.0]: 0.0.1 timezone [UTC]: now [2015/11/22]: 2015/11/22 year : use_whitenoise [y]: n use_celery [n]: y use_mailhog [n]: n use_sentry [n]: y use_newrelic [n]: y use_opbeat [n]: y windows [n]: n use_python2 [n]: y
Enter the project and take a look around:
$ cd reddit/ $ ls
Create a GitHub repo and push it there:
$ git init $ git add . $ git commit -m "first awesome commit" $ git remote add origin email@example.com:pydanny/redditclone.git $ git push -u origin master
Now take a look at your repo. Don’t forget to carefully look at the generated README. Awesome, right?
For development, see the following for local development:
This project is maintained by volunteers. Support their efforts by spreading the word about:
You may notice that some elements of this project do not exactly match what we describe in chapter 3. The reason for that is this project, amongst other things, serves as a test bed for trying out new ideas and concepts. Sometimes they work, sometimes they don’t, but the end result is that it won’t necessarily match precisely what is described in the book I co-authored.
Scattered throughout the Python and HTML of this project are places marked with “your stuff”. This is where third-party libraries are to be integrated with your project.
Want a stable release? You can find them at https://github.com/pydanny/cookiecutter-django/releases
This is what I want. It might not be what you want. Don’t worry, you have options:
If you have differences in your preferred setup, I encourage you to fork this to create your own version. Once you have your fork working, let me know and I’ll add it to a ‘Similar Cookiecutter Templates’ list here. It’s up to you whether or not to rename your fork.
If you do rename your fork, I encourage you to submit it to the following places:
I also accept pull requests on this, if they’re small, atomic, and if they make my own project development experience better.