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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)

Accessing the Django admin interface

To access our database, we have to go into the Django admin interface. Remember that there is an admin path in /moviereviews/urls.py?

…
urlpatterns = [
    path('admin/', admin.site.urls),
    path('', movieViews.home),
    path('about/', movieViews.about),
    path('signup/', movieViews.signup, name='signup'),
]

If you go to localhost:8000/admin, it brings you to the admin site (as shown in Figure 5.5):

Figure 5.5 – Admin page

Django has a powerful built-in admin interface that provides a visual way of managing all aspects of a Django project – for example, managing users and making changes to model data.

With what username and password do we log in to Admin? We will have to first create a superuser in the Terminal.

In the Terminal, run the following.

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