Django is a high-level Python Web framework that encourages rapid development and clean, pragmatic design. Thanks for checking it out.
All documentation is in the "
docs" directory and online at
https://docs.djangoproject.com/en/stable/. If you're just getting started,
here's how we recommend you read the docs:
docs/intro/install.txt for instructions on installing Django.
Next, work through the tutorials in order (
If you want to set up an actual deployment server, read
docs/howto/deployment/index.txt for instructions.
You'll probably want to read through the topical guides (in
next; from there you can jump to the HOWTOs (in
docs/howto) for specific
problems, and check out the reference (
docs/ref) for gory details.
docs/README for instructions on building an HTML version of the docs.
Docs are updated rigorously. If you find any problems in the docs, or think they should be clarified in any way, please take 30 seconds to fill out a ticket here: https://code.djangoproject.com/newticket
To get more help:
#django channel on irc.freenode.net. Lots of helpful people hang
out there. See https://freenode.net/kb/answer/chat if you're new to IRC.
Join the django-users mailing list, or read the archives, at https://groups.google.com/group/django-users.
To contribute to Django:
To run Django's test suite:
docs/internals/contributing/writing-code/unit-tests.txt, published online at https://docs.djangoproject.com/en/dev/internals/contributing/writing-code/unit-tests/#running-the-unit-tests
Django's development depends on your contributions.
If you depend on Django, remember to support the Django Software Foundation: https://www.djangoproject.com/fundraising/