A Cookiecutter template for creating production-ready Django projects quickly.
Powered by Cookiecutter, Cookiecutter Django is a framework for jumpstarting production-ready Django projects quickly.
- Documentation: https://cookiecutter-django.readthedocs.io/en/latest/
- See Troubleshooting for common errors and obstacles
- If you have problems with Cookiecutter Django, please open issues don’t send emails to the maintainers.
- Need quick professional paid support? Contact email@example.com. This includes configuring your servers, fixing bugs, reviewing your code and everything in between.
- For Django 1.11
- Works with Python 3.6
- Renders Django projects with 100% starting test coverage
- Twitter Bootstrap v4.0.0 - beta 1 (maintained Foundation fork also available)
- 12-Factor based settings via django-environ
- Secure by default. We believe in SSL.
- Optimized development and production settings
- Registration via django-allauth
- Comes with custom user model ready to go
- Grunt build for compass and livereload
- Send emails via Anymail (using Mailgun by default, but switchable)
- Media storage using Amazon S3
- Docker support using docker-compose for development and production (using Caddy with LetsEncrypt support)
- Procfile for deploying to Heroku
- Instructions for deploying to PythonAnywhere
- Run tests with unittest or py.test
- Customizable PostgreSQL version
These features can be enabled during initial project setup.
- Only maintained 3rd party libraries are used.
- Uses PostgreSQL everywhere (9.2+)
- Environment variables for configuration (This won’t work with Apache/mod_wsgi except on AWS ELB).
Support this Project!
This project is run by volunteers. Please support them in their efforts to maintain and improve Cookiecutter Django:
- https://www.patreon.com/danielroygreenfeld: Project lead. Expertise in AWS ELB and Django.
Projects that provide financial support to the maintainers:
Two Scoops of Django 1.11
Two Scoops of Django is the best dessert-themed Django reference in the universe
Let’s pretend you want to create a Django project called “redditclone”. Rather than using startproject 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>=1.4.0"
Now run it against this repo:
$ cookiecutter https://github.com/pydanny/cookiecutter-django
You’ll be prompted for some values. Provide them, then a Django project will be created for you.
Warning: After this point, change ‘Daniel Greenfeld’, ‘pydanny’, etc to your own information.
Answer the prompts with your own desired options. For example:
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 project_slug [reddit_clone]: reddit author_name [Daniel Roy Greenfeld]: Daniel Greenfeld email [firstname.lastname@example.org]: email@example.com 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]: America/Los_Angeles use_whitenoise [y]: n use_celery [n]: y use_mailhog [n]: n use_sentry_for_error_reporting [y]: y use_opbeat [n]: y use_pycharm [n]: y windows [n]: n use_docker [y]: n use_heroku [n]: y use_compressor [n]: y Select postgresql_version: 1 - 9.5 2 - 9.4 3 - 9.3 4 - 9.2 Choose from 1, 2, 3, 4 : 1 Select js_task_runner: 1 - Gulp 2 - Grunt 3 - None Choose from 1, 2, 3, 4 : 1 Select open_source_license: 1 - MIT 2 - BSD 3 - GPLv3 4 - Apache Software License 2.0 5 - Not open source Choose from 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 : 1
Enter the project and take a look around:
$ cd reddit/ $ ls
Create a git repo and push it there:
$ git init $ git add . $ git commit -m "first awesome commit" $ git remote add origin firstname.lastname@example.org: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 local development, see the following:
- Have questions? Before you ask questions anywhere else, please post your question on Stack Overflow under the cookiecutter-django tag. We check there periodically for questions.
- If you think you found a bug or want to request a feature, please open an issue.
- For anything else, you can chat with us on Gitter.
For Readers of Two Scoops of Django
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.
For pyup.io Users
If you are using pyup.io to keep your dependencies updated and secure, use the code cookiecutter during checkout to get 15% off every month.
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.
Need a stable release? You can find them at https://github.com/pydanny/cookiecutter-django/releases
Not Exactly What You Want?
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:
Submit a Pull Request
We accept pull requests if they’re small, atomic, and make our own project development experience better.
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- Django and GitLab - Running Continuous Integration and tests with your FREE account - May. 11, 2016
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Code of Conduct
Everyone interacting in the Cookiecutter project’s codebases, issue trackers, chat rooms, and mailing lists is expected to follow the PyPA Code of Conduct.