Building a Website Like Digg with Django
1. Establish Your Database Model
The database model is the foundation of your application. Use Django’s Object-Relational Mapper to define a series of Python classes that corresponds to the tables in your database.
- Story class: to keep track of the individual posts.
- User class: for authentication and user management. Django’s built-in User model would fit well for this task.
- Vote class: For storing users’ votes for a particular story. Each vote is tied to a specific User and Story instance.
2. Creating Views & Templates
Use Django’s Template Language (DTL) to create HTML templates for each of the pages in your website.
- Main page: Displays the ranked list of stories.
- Story submission form: Users can add new stories.
- Each story details page: Story full description, comments and votes.
- User registration/login: User authentication, profile, and settings.
3. Create User Interface
4. Use Django views
Link your HTML templates with corresponding backend logic using Django views.
5. Be Ready for Scalability
Design your application to handle a large number of users. Django scales quite well with proper configuration and a good hosting provider.
6. Security and Deployment
Django has some built-in features that can ensure your website is secure. However, security is a complex field, and you need to ensure it yourselves. As for deployment, you can choose from several options, including self-hosting and cloud-based solutions.
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