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Django Create Project


My First Project

Once you have come up with a suitable name for your Django project, like mine: myworld, navigate to where in the file system you want to store the code (in the virtual environment), and run this command in the command prompt:

django-admin startproject myworld

Django creates a myworld folder on my computer, with this content:

myworld
    manage.py
    myworld/
        __init__.py
        asgi.py
        settings.py
        urls.py
        wsgi.py

These are all files and folders with a specific meaning, you will learn about some of them later in this tutorial, but for now, it is more important to know that this is the location of your project, and that you can start building applications in it.


Run the Django Project

Now that you have a Django project, you can run it, and see what it looks like in a browser.

Navigate to the /myworld folder and execute this command in the command prompt:

py manage.py runserver

Which will produce this result:

Watching for file changes with StatReloader
Performing system checks...

System check identified no issues (0 silenced).

You have 18 unapplied migration(s). Your project may not work properly until you apply the migrations for app(s): admin, auth, contenttypes, sessions.
Run 'python manage.py migrate' to apply them.
December 02, 2021 - 13:14:51
Django version 3.2.9, using settings 'myworld.settings'
Starting development server at http://127.0.0.1:8000/
Quit the server with CTRL-BREAK.

Open a new browser window and type 127.0.0.1:8000 in the address bar.

The result:


What's Next?

We have a Django project!

The next step is to make an app in your project.

You cannot have a web page created with Django without an app.