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Django Boilerplate - Open-Source Django starters

Hello Coders,

In this article, I will present a short-list with open-source Django Boilerplate Code which might help you start fast a new Django project by reusing some valuable work provided by open-source enthusiasts. For newcomers, Django is a Python Web framework built by experienced developers used in production by tech companies like Instagram and Disqus. Thanks for reading!


What is Boilerplate Code

In programming, boilerplate code is a piece of software that can be reused over and over without changing a single line of code. The whole idea behind a starter (sometimes boilerplate code) is to skip coding that piece of code common to many projects.

Wikipedia Definition - In computer programming, boilerplate code or just boilerplate are sections of code that have to be included in many places with little or no alteration. When using languages that are considered verbose, the programmer must write much code to accomplish only minor functionality. Such code is called boilerplate


What is Django

Django is a Python-based free and open-source web framework, which follows the model-template-view architectural pattern. It is maintained by the Django Software Foundation, an independent organization established as a 501 non-profit. Django's primary goal is to ease the creation of complex, database-driven websites - Wikipedia Definition


Django Datta Able

Datta Able Bootstrap Lite is the most stylized Bootstrap 4 Lite Admin Template, around all other Lite/Free admin templates in the market. It comes with high feature-rich pages and components with fully developer-centric code. Before developing Datta Able our key points were performance and design.

Django Datta Able - Free Template.


Django Material Kit

Designed for those who like bold elements and beautiful websites, Material Kit 2 is ready to help you create stunning websites and web apps. Material Kit 2 is built with over 60 frontend individual elements, like buttons, inputs, navbars, nav tabs, cards, or alerts, giving you the freedom of choosing and combining.

Material Kit - Starter generated by AppSeed.


Django Dashboard Material

Material Dashboard is a free Material Bootstrap 4 Admin with a fresh, new design inspired by Google's Material Design. Material Dashboard comes with 5 color filter choices for both the sidebar and the card headers (blue, green, orange, red and purple) and an option to have a background image on the sidebar.

Django Dashboard Material


Django Boilerplate Soft UI

Admin dashboard coded in Django Framework. Designed for those who like bold elements and beautiful websites, Soft UI Dashboard is ready to help you create stunning websites and webapps. Soft UI Dashboard is built with over 70 frontend individual elements, like buttons, inputs, navbars, navtabs, cards or alerts, giving you the freedom of choosing and combining.

Django Boilerplate Soft UI - Free Template.


Django Black Dashboard

Black Dashboard is a beautiful Bootstrap 4 Admin Dashboard with a huge number of components built to fit together and look amazing. It combines colors that are easy on the eye, spacious cards, beautiful typography, and graphics.

Black Dashboard - Full-Stack Starter generated by AppSeed.


Cookiecutter Django

This popular Django starter is powered by Cookiecutter a command-line utility that creates projects from project templates.

Features

  • Django LTS / Python3
  • Theme-able
  • Deployment scripts: Heroku, PythonAnywhere

DjangoX

A framework for launching new Django projects quickly. It comes with a custom user model, email/password authentication, options for social authentication via Google/Facebook/Twitter/etc, and static assets.

DjangoX - A framework for launching new Django projects quickly.

Starter Stats

  • Stars (570), Forks (105)
  • License MIT

Features

  • For Django 2.2 and Python 3.7
  • Modern virtual environments with pipenv
  • Styling with Bootstrap v4.1.3
  • Custom user model
  • Email/password for log in/sign up instead of Django's default - username/email/password pattern
  • Social authentication via django-allauth
  • django-debug-toolbar

Django Hackathon Starter

A boilerplate application for Django web applications.

Starter Stats

  • Stars (1.4k), Forks (272)
  • License MIT

Features

  • User Registration
  • Integration with Django Rest Framework
  • Basic Authentication with username and password
  • OAuth 1.0a, OAuth 2.0 (Github, LinkedIn, Instagram)
  • API Examples (Github, LinkedIn, Instagram)

Django React Boilerplate

Starter Stats

  • Stars (700), Forks (152)
  • License MIT

Features

A Django project boilerplate/template with lots of state of the art libraries and tools like:

  • React, for building interactive UIs
  • django-js-reverse, for generating URLs on JS
  • Bootstrap 4, for responsive styling
  • Webpack, for bundling static assets
  • Celery, for background worker tasks
  • WhiteNoise with brotlipy, for efficient static files serving
  • Free support via Github and Commercial for custom projects

Django Gentelella Template

A simple and popular Django starter with Gentelella UI Kit integrated.

Starter Stats

  • Stars (270), Forks (129)
  • License MIT

Features

  • Basic Authentication (username and password)
  • SQLite database
  • Simple structure, suitable for beginners

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Nikita Sobolev

You forgot to mention github.com/wemake-services/wemake-... !

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GitHub logo wemake-services / wemake-django-template

Bleeding edge django template focused on code quality and security.

wemake-django-template

wemake.services Awesome Build Status Documentation Status Dependencies Status wemake-python-styleguide

Bleeding edge django2.2 template focused on code quality and security.


Purpose

This project is used to scaffold a django project structure Just like django-admin.py startproject but better.

Features

Installation

Firstly, you will need to install dependencies:

pip install cookiecutter jinja2-git

Then, create a project itself:

cookiecutter gh:wemake-services/wemake-django-template

Who are using this template?

If you use our template, please add yourself or your company in the list.

We offer free email support for anyone who is using this If you have any problems or questions,…

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rahul shukla

it's very important for beginners. Thanks for sharing.

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Sm0ke

With pleasure ..

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Krishan111

Sir can you tell me that which library is ideal to send mails through django smtplib or send_mail.
Thanks

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Ousseynou Diop

Very interesting!

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Kwami Kudjie

Thanks for sharing this

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Sm0ke

Yw!

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ohduran

Hey, you might want to have a look at this one: github.com/ohduran/cookiecutter-re..., it includes all the necessary pieces to jumpstart a React + Django project on Heroku!

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