A Surprising Method will Help You to Install Django

HI, today i am going to show the professional and very easy method that will help you to install django on any system (Windows, Linux, Mac)

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By Asad Ali

In this post you’re going to learn how to install python web framework (django).

However if you dont know what exactly the django is ?

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Prerequisites

To follow along with this guide, you will need the following installed on your computer:

  1. Python
  2. Virtual Environment
  3. Django

Let’s dive in and get started!

1. Download & Install Python

In this section, we will download the stable release or the latest version of python programming language from their official website.

After downloading, run .exe file locally.

And make sure to check the box Add Python 3.6 To Path.

Example:

Python
Step 1: Download Python from Python.org
Python Path
Step 2: Check the box To Add Python 3.6 To Path

If you click on customize installation make sure to install pip version along with python installation.

Python Path
Step 3: Install Pip with Python Installation
After successful installation next step is...

2. Install Virtual Env

We are done with the basic installation of python. Now we will install the virtual environment for django.

Open up the Command Prompt / Windows PowerShell for windows users with the

administrator access

And for the Mac or Linux users simply open up the terminal and type the following command.

pip install virtualenv

3. Install Django

Finally, we will install the django with this basic command.

pip install django

if you want to install specific version of django then you will execute the command like this.

pip install django==1.11.4

Example:

Python
Step 1+2: Run CMD as Administrator and type following commands

Hurrah! the django is installed successfully on your system.

Multiple Virtual Environments for different Django Versions

This section is amazing , in which we will discuss how to make multiple virtual environments for different django versions and projects.

Suppose i have a project that requires django version 1.11.4, and i also work on the other project that requires django version 2.1.5.

Both projects have different versions of django and other packages. So for this purpose we need separate virtual environments on our local machine.

Here is the 4 steps process that clearly demonstrates that how you work with different versions.

1. Check the currently installed Virtual Env and django version.

virtualenv --version
django-admin.py version

2. Install Virtual Env Wrapper for this purpose.

pip install virtualenvwrapper-win

3. Separate Virtual Env Folder will created automatically (see example).

Python
Envs folder created automatically in C:\Users\UserName\Envs

4. In Envs folder create separate virtual environments for separate django projects with these commands.

mkvirtualenv Project_With_Django_1.11
workon Project_With_Django_1.11
pip install django==1.11.4
mkvirtualenv Project_With_Django_2.1.5
workon Project_With_Django_2.1.5
pip install django==2.1.5

Example:

Python
Example Project 1
Python
Example Project 2

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