Django project template

To create a new project using this template, do the following:

pip install cookiecutter
cookiecutter gh:liip/django-template

If you chose to use Drifter, run the following commands to get you project up and running:

vagrant up
vagrant ssh
./ createsuperuser
./ runserver

Go to http://my-project.lo/ and start hacking!


If you get the following error when running cookiecutter:

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/home/me/.virtualenvs/tmp-1081dbf5557421f7/bin/pip-compile", line 7, in <module>
    from piptools.scripts.compile import cli
  File "/home/me/.virtualenvs/tmp-1081dbf5557421f7/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/piptools/scripts/", line 16, in <module>
    from ..repositories import PyPIRepository
  File "/home/me/.virtualenvs/tmp-1081dbf5557421f7/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/piptools/repositories/", line 2, in <module>
    from .pypi import PyPIRepository
  File "/home/me/.virtualenvs/tmp-1081dbf5557421f7/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/piptools/repositories/", line 10, in <module>
    from pip.req.req_set import RequirementSet
ImportError: No module named req_set

That's because your pip version is too old. Upgrade it either with your package manager, or by running pip install --upgrade pip.

Deploying your site

You can use the provided fabfile to deploy your site. Before using it, check the file and adjust the settings at the top of the file.

Once the settings are adjusted and the dependencies installed, you can use the bootstrap command that will create the directory structure, push the code to the server and deploy your project. For example, the following command will bootstrap your dev environment:

fab dev bootstrap

You'll have to run the bootstrap command for each of the environments you want to bootstrap. After the site is bootstrapped, subsequent deployments can be done with the deploy command:

fab dev deploy