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Django 4 for the Impatient

By : Greg Lim, Daniel Correa
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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 user

When the user submits the signup form, we will have to handle the request and create a user in admin. Use the following steps to do so:

  1. Add the following in bold in /accounts/
    from django.shortcuts import render
    from django.contrib.auth.forms import UserCreationForm
    from django.contrib.auth.models import User
    from django.contrib.auth import login
    from django.shortcuts import redirect
    def signupaccount(request):
        if request.method == 'GET':
            return render(request, 'signupaccount.html', 
            if request.POST['password1'] ==