1. Installation

This document assumes you are familiar with Python and Django, and should outline the steps necessary for you to follow the Introductory Tutorial.

1.1. Requirements

  • Python 2.5 (or a higher release of 2.x).
  • Django 1.2.3 (or a higher release of 1.2).
  • South 0.7.2 or higher
  • PIL 1.1.6 or higher
  • django-classy-tags 0.2.2 or higher
  • An installed and working instance of one of the databases listed in the Databases section.


When installing the django CMS using pip, both Django and django-classy-tags will be installed automatically.

1.1.1. On Ubuntu

If you’re using Ubuntu (tested with 10.10), the following should get you started:

sudo aptitude install python2.6 python-setuptools python-imaging

sudo easy_install pip

sudo pip install django-cms south django-appmedia

Additionally, you need the python driver for your selected database:

sudo aptitude python-psycopg2 or sudo aptitude install python-mysql

This will install PIL and your database’s driver globally.

You have now everything that is needed for you to follow the Introductory Tutorial.

1.1.2. On Mac OSX

TODO (Should setup everything up to but not including “pip install django-cms” like the above)

1.1.3. On Microsoft Windows


1.2. Databases

We recommend using PostgreSQL or MySQL with Django CMS. Installing and maintaining database systems is outside the scope of this documentation, but is very well documented on the system’s respective websites.

To use Django CMS efficiently, we recommend:

  • Create a separate set of credentials for django CMS.
  • Create a separate database for django CMS to use.

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