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Django 4 for the Impatient

By : Greg Lim, Daniel Correa
Book Image

Django 4 for the Impatient

By: Greg Lim, Daniel Correa

Overview of this book

Learning Django can be a tricky and time-consuming activity. There are hundreds of tutorials, loads of documentation, and many explanations that are hard to digest. However, this book enables you to use and learn Django in just a couple of days. In this book, you’ll go on a fun, hands-on, and pragmatic journey to learn Django full stack development. You'll start building your first Django app within minutes. You'll be provided with short explanations and a practical approach that cover some of the most important Django features, such as Django Apps’ structure, URLs, views, templates, models, CSS inclusion, image storage, authentication and authorization, Django admin panel, and many more. You'll also use Django to develop a movies review app and deploy it to the internet. By the end of this book, you'll be able to build and deploy your own Django web applications.
Table of Contents (14 chapters)

Creating a signup form

On our website, if users do not yet have an account, they will have to sign up for one first. So, let's look at how to create a signup account form:

  1. Since a signup account doesn't belong to the movie or news app, let's create a dedicated app called accounts for it. In the Terminal, run the following:
    • For macOS, run this:
      python3 startapp accounts
    • For Windows, run this:
      python startapp accounts
  2. Make sure to add the new app to INSTALLED_APPS in /moviereviews/