1Django is a high-level Python Web framework that encourages rapid development
2and clean, pragmatic design. Thanks for checking it out.
4All documentation is in the "docs" directory and online at
5https://docs.djangoproject.com/en/stable/. If you're just getting started,
6here's how we recommend you read the docs:
8* First, read docs/intro/install.txt for instructions on installing Django.
10* Next, work through the tutorials in order (docs/intro/tutorial01.txt,
11 docs/intro/tutorial02.txt, etc.).
13* If you want to set up an actual deployment server, read
14 docs/howto/deployment/index.txt for instructions.
16* You'll probably want to read through the topical guides (in docs/topics)
17 next; from there you can jump to the HOWTOs (in docs/howto) for specific
18 problems, and check out the reference (docs/ref) for gory details.
20* See docs/README for instructions on building an HTML version of the docs.
22Docs are updated rigorously. If you find any problems in the docs, or think
23they should be clarified in any way, please take 30 seconds to fill out a
24ticket here: https://code.djangoproject.com/newticket
26To get more help:
28* Join the #django channel on irc.freenode.net. Lots of helpful people hang out
29 there. Read the archives at http://django-irc-logs.com/.
31* Join the django-users mailing list, or read the archives, at
34To contribute to Django:
36* Check out https://docs.djangoproject.com/en/dev/internals/contributing/ for
37 information about getting involved.
39To run Django's test suite:
41* Follow the instructions in the "Unit tests" section of
42 docs/internals/contributing/writing-code/unit-tests.txt, published online at