DJ4E Samples

This is a set of Django projects that provide free sample code to support the web site.

You can see some of the samples working at

To set this up, go into your virtual environment if needed, and then check this out into some folder:

cd ...wherever...
git clone
cd dj4e-samples
pip3 install -r requirements.txt
python3 migrate
python3 createsuperuser --username dj4e-samples
# python3 changepassword dj4e-samples
# dj4e_nn_!
python3 runscript gview_load
python3 runscript many_load

These samples may be updated from time to time so you might want to get updates using git pull. Also if there are bugs, you are welcome to submit a Pull Request on github.

All of the documentation material is copyright CC-BY 3.0 and the code is copyright MIT by whomever wrote the code or documentation. You are welcome to use this in any way you see fit and paste code from this repo into your applications.

Running Locally

If you have Django installed on your local computer you can test any of the sample applications by going into the folder and starting the server:

cd dj4e-samples
python3 runserver

And visit http://localhost:8000.

Running on PythonAnywhere

Once you have checked out the code under django_projects, and ran the migrations and load scripts, go under the Web tab, update the config files to point to your new application:

Source code:                /home/--your-account--/django_projects/dj4e-samples
Working Directory:          /home/--your-account--/django_projects/dj4e-samples

Use this as your WGSI configuration file:

import os
import sys

path = os.path.expanduser('~/django_projects/dj4e-samples')
if path not in sys.path:
    sys.path.insert(0, path)
os.environ['DJANGO_SETTINGS_MODULE'] = 'dj4e-samples.settings'
from django.core.wsgi import get_wsgi_application
from django.contrib.staticfiles.handlers import StaticFilesHandler
application = StaticFilesHandler(get_wsgi_application())

You can edit these files and settings in the Web tab to switch between your various projects on PythonAnywhere. Make sure to reload under the Web tab after every file or configuration change.