Edit on a remote server with Atom and FTP

Feb. 13, 2019 Chris Shaw Tutorials 5472 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.


Connecting a django project to a shared server database

Feb. 12, 2019 Chris Shaw Tutorials 2011 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.


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

Jan. 30, 2019 Chris Shaw Tutorials 607 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.


Hosting your Django project with a2hosting.

Jan. 28, 2019 Chris Shaw Tutorials 2140 views

IMPORTANT UPDATE. This article is still relevent if you want to host Django 1.11 and 2.x projects. But Django 3 requires a higher version of Python. You can read my new article on how to set up Django 3 with A2 hosting here. 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.