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A base django project containing commonly used functionality

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This is a base project for django work. It contains a handful of django apps that I find useful installed by default. Specifically:

  • dj_database_url for extracting a database configuration from a valid DB URI
  • django-extensions for running a more powerful shell
  • django-fsm for easily creating state machines to track complex processes through the application
  • django-simple-history for easily creating history tables for our models in order to improve application auditability
  • djangorestframework for easily creating REST APIs


In your project's, remove all default configuration generated by django. Then at the top, simply put:

from base_django_project.webapp.settings import *

# place any custom modifications here


When standing up many django projects over a short amount of time, I often find myself duplicating configurations. This project allows any user to quickly drop in their favorite default configuration for

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