This document assumes you are familiar with Python and Django. It should outline the steps necessary for you to follow the Introductory Tutorial.
- Python 2.5 (or a higher release of 2.x).
- Django 1.4.5, 1.5 or higher
- South 0.7.2 or higher
- django-classy-tags 0.3.4.1 or higher
- django-mptt 0.5.2 (strict due to API compatibility issues)
- django-sekizai 0.7 or higher
- html5lib 0.90 or higher
- django-i18nurls (if using django 1.3.X)
- An installed and working instance of one of the databases listed in the Databases section.
When installing the django CMS using pip, Django, django-mptt django-classy-tags, django-sekizai, south and html5lib will be installed automatically.
These packages are not required, but they provide useful functionality with minimal additional configuration and are well-proven.
File and image handling¶
django-reversion 1.6.6 (with Django 1.4.5), 1.7 (with Django 1.5) to support versions of your content (If using a different Django version it is a good idea to check the page Compatible-Django-Versions in the django-reversion wiki in order to make sure that the package versions are compatible.)
As of django CMS 2.4, only the most recent 25 published revisions are saved. You can change this behaviour if required with CMS_MAX_PAGE_PUBLISH_REVERSIONS. Be aware that saved revisions will cause your database size to increase.
Installing in a virtualenv using pip¶
Installing inside a virtualenv is the preferred way to install any Django installation. This should work on any platform where python in installed. The first step is to create the virtualenv:
#!/bin/sh sudo pip install --upgrade virtualenv virtualenv --distribute --no-site-packages env
You can switch to your virtualenv at the command line by typing:
Next, you can install packages one at a time using pip, but we recommend using a requirements.txt file. The following is an example requirements.txt file that can be used with pip to install django-cms and its dependencies:
# Bare minimum django-cms==2.4.1 #These dependencies are brought in by django-cms, but if you want to lock-in their version, specify them Django==1.5.1 django-classy-tags==0.4 South==0.8.1 html5lib==1.0b1 django-mptt==0.5.2 django-sekizai==0.7 six==1.3.0 #Optional, recommended packages Pillow==2.0.0 django-filer==0.9.4 cmsplugin-filer==0.9.5 django-reversion==1.7
for Postgresql you would also add:
and install libpq-dev (on Debian-based distro)
for MySQL you would also add:
and install libmysqlclient-dev (on Debian-based distro)
One example of a script to create a virtualenv Python environment is as follows:
#!/bin/sh env/bin/pip install --download-cache=~/.pip-cache -r requirements.txt
Installing globally on Ubuntu¶
The instructions here install certain packages, such as Django, South, Pillow and django CMS globally, which is not recommended. We recommend you use virtualenv instead (see above).
If you’re using Ubuntu (tested with 10.10), the following should get you started:
sudo aptitude install python2.6 python-setuptools sudo easy_install pip sudo pip install Django==1.5 django-cms south Pillow
Additionally, you need the Python driver for your selected database:
sudo aptitude python-psycopg2
sudo aptitude install python-mysql
This will install Django, django CMS, South, Pillow, and your database’s driver globally.
You have now everything that is needed for you to follow the Introductory Tutorial.
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 systems’ respective websites.
To use django CMS efficiently, we recommend:
- Creating a separate set of credentials for django CMS.
- Creating a separate database for django CMS to use.