DjangoFloor is an thin overlay of the Django Python web framework for quickly building websites that are ready to deploy. Its main features are:

  • easy to develop: a single command line generates a fully-working base project (with complete templates), that you can modify step-by-step, with dedicated development settings,
  • easy to deploy: ready to be packaged with separated simple config (.ini) files, without requiring to maintain duplicated config files (prod and dev),
  • allowing offline computation (computation in separated processes or dedicated machines) and two-way communication between the server and the JavaScript world via websockets.
  • with a complete deployment documentation.

Of course, any thing provided by DjangoFloor can be overriden (like the default templates that are based on the well-known Bootstrap 3).


DjangoFloor has a bit more requirements than Django:

  • Python 3.4+ (however Django 2.0 also requires Python 3.4+),
  • Django 1.11+,
  • Gunicorn as application server,
  • Redis for caching, sessions, websocket management and celery broker,
  • a reverse proxy like nginx or apache.

DjangoFloor in a nutshell

I assume that you already have a new virtual environment.

pip install djangofloor
| Your new project name [MyProject]
| Python package name [myproject]
| Initial version [0.1]
| Root project path [.] test
| Use background tasks or websockets [n]
cd test
python develop
myproject-ctl collectstatic --noinput
myproject-ctl migrate
myproject-ctl check
myproject-ctl runserver

And open your browser on http://localhost:9000/ :)

You can easily create an admin user (password: “admin”) and a standard user (password: “user”):

cat << EOF | myproject-ctl shell
from django.contrib.auth.models import User
if User.objects.filter(username='admin').count() == 0:
    u = User(username='admin')
    u.is_superuser = True
    u.is_staff = True
if User.objects.filter(username='user').count() == 0:
    u = User(username='user')


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