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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)

Displaying object information in admin

Currently, when we look at our model objects in admin, it is hard to identify individual objects (as shown in Figure 7.3) – for example, News object (1) and News object (2):

Figure 7.3 – News admin page

For better readability in admin, we can customize what is displayed there – for example, if we want to display the headline for each news object instead. In /news/, add the following function in bold:

from django.db import models
class News(models.Model):
    headline = models.CharField(max_length=200)
    body = models.TextField()
    date = models.DateField()
    def __str__(self):
        return self.headline

The __str__ method in Python represents the class objects as a string. __str__ will be called when the news objects are listed in admin. Note how readability...