Managing static files with django on a shared server

Feb. 14, 2019 Chris Shaw Tutorials 4 views

Getting the static files to display correctly when hosting your django site on a shared server is quick and easy in a few steps.

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Edit on a remote server with Atom and FTP

Feb. 13, 2019 Chris Shaw Tutorials 2 views

I will start by stating, this is probably not the best practice, but it is really convenient to be able to connect to and edit you live site using Atom on your machine. It certainly beats shelling in and editing with an editor like Vim or trying to use the cPanel file manager to find and edit files.

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Connecting a django project to a shared server database

Feb. 12, 2019 Chris Shaw Tutorials 3 views

In a previous article, I showed how to easily deploy django on a shared server. Shared servers also provide a options of database servers that you can use for your project.

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Creating custom list and detailed layouts by overriding the aldryn_newsblog default templates.

Jan. 30, 2019 Chris Shaw Tutorials 53 views

The Aldryn news/weblog application for django CMS come with some very handy plugins to list and display articles that can be very easily added to django CMS pages. Plugins contain their own template files that can be easily overridden to suit the overall look of the site.

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Hosting your Django project with a2hosting.

Jan. 28, 2019 Chris Shaw Tutorials 103 views

Moving you django project from a local development environment to the open internet can be a daunting task, especially when you have a tight budget. There are free options with pythonanywhere and Heroku and probably others. For my first 'live' project, I used pythonanywhere for a while, but found it limiting. I wanted the freedom and the budget prices that shared servers offer, that I had gotten used to developing wordpress and other php based websites.

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