Create a 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.
Create a new Django project
From the main menu, choose New Project button in the Welcome screen. New Project dialog opens., or click the
In the New Project dialog, do the following:
Specify project type Django.
Specify project location.
Next, choose whether you want to create a new environment or use an existing interpreter, by clicking the corresponding radio-button.
- New environment
Next, specify the Location and Base interpreter of the new virtual environment.
Select the Inherit global site-packages checkbox if you want all packages installed in the global Python on your machine to be added to the virtual environment you're going to create. This checkbox corresponds to the
--system-site-packagesoption of the virtualenv tool.
Select the Make available to all projects checkbox if you want to reuse this environment when creating Python interpreters in PyCharm.
If PyCharm detects no Python on your machine, it provides the following options:
Specify a path to the Python executable (in case of non-standard installation)
Download and install the latest Python versions from python.org
Install Python using the Command-Line Developer Tools (macOS only).
- Previously configured interpreter
If this option has been selected, choose the desired interpreter from the list, or (if the desired interpreter is not found), click Add Interpreter and choose the interpreter.
See Configure a Python interpreter for details.
Click (More Settings), and specify the following:
From the Template language list, select the 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.
In the Application name field, type the name of the Django application to be created.
If you need admin interface to be created, select the Enable Django admin checkbox.