Django Getting Started
To install Django, you must have Python installed, and a package manager like PIP.
PIP is included in Python from version 3.4.
Django Requires Python
To check if your system has Python installed, run this command in the command prompt:
If Python is installed, you will get a result with the version number, like this
If you find that you do not have Python installed on your computer, then you can download it for free from the following website: https://www.python.org/
To install Django, you must use a package manager like PIP, which is included in Python from version 3.4.
To check if your system has PIP installed, run this command in the command prompt:
If PIP is installed, you will get a result with the version number.
For me, on a windows machine, the result looks like this:
If you do not have PIP installed, you can download and install it from this page: https://pypi.org/project/pip/
It is suggested to have a dedicated virtual environment for each Django project, and in the next chapter you will learn how to create a virtual environment, and then install Django in it.