Django 3 : Installing Django 3

Louis SanchezNovember 26th 2020, 6:00

What is Django?

Django was born in 2003 in a press agency of Lawrence, Kansas. It is a web framework that uses Python to create websites. Its goal is to write very fast dynamic websites. In 2005, the agency decided to publish the Django source code in the BSD license. In 2008, the Django Software Foundation was created to support and advance Django.

Today, big organizations such as the Instagram, Spotify, Youtube, Dropbox, Mozilla.org, Disqus are using Django.

Installing Django 3

Step 1 : To manage Python packages, you will need pip. If you are using Python 3.4+, then it will be included in your Python installation. Let's upgrade the shared Python modules, pip, and wheel:

pip3 install --upgrade pip wheel

Step 2 : Create a directory. Go to the newly created directory and create a virtual environment that uses the shared system site packages

mkdir django3-project1
cd django3-project1
python3 -m venv env

Step 3 : To use your newly created virtual environment, you need to execute the activation script in your current shell. This can be done with the following command:

source env/bin/activate

Depending on the shell you are using, the source command may not be available. Another way to source a file is with the following command, which has the same result

. env/bin/activate

To get out of the virtual environment, type the following command:

deactivate

STep 4 : To install the latest Django 3.0.x in your virtual environment, type the following command

pip install Django