PyCharm 2018.2 Help

Creating Django Project

Django project is intended for productive web development with Django. PyCharm takes care of creating specific directory structure and files required for a Django application, and providing the correct settings.

To create a Django project

  1. On the main menu, choose File | New Project..., or click the New Project button in the Welcome screen. New Project dialog box opens.

  2. In the New Project dialog box, do the following:
    • Specify project type Django.

    • Specify project location.

    • Next, click icons actions down to expand the Project Interpreter node, and select the new environment or existing interpreter, by clicking the corresponding radio-button. The following steps depend on your choice:
      • New environment using: if this option has been selected, choose the tool to be used to create a virtual environment. To do that, click the drop-down list and choose Virtualenv, Pipenv, or Conda.

        Next, specify the location and base interpreter of the new virtual environment. If necessary, click the Inherit global site-packages and Make available to all projects check boxes.

      • Existing interpreter: if this option has been selected, choose the desired interpreter from the drop-down list, or (if the desired interpreter is not found), click browseButton and choose the interpreter. See Configuring Python Interpreter for details.

  3. Click icons actions down (More Settings), and specify the following:
    • The Django application name.
    • From the drop-down list, select the template language to be used.

    • In the Templates folder field, specify the directory where the templates will be stored, and where they will be loaded from. You can specify the name of the directory that doesn't yet exist; in this case, the directory will be created.

    • If necessary, select the checkbox Enable Django admin. When this check box is selected, the automatic admin interface is created.

    • If you want to make Django available for your application, select the checkbox Enable Django support. With this option enabled, enter the Django project name and application name. Refer to the section Creating Django Project for details.

  4. Click Create.

Last modified: 21 November 2018

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