Django is a free digital content management system.

Django Free CMS Software

Free Enterprise Level Web Content Management Software

Free digital content management system with rich content and media support. It provides seamless integration with top CRM systems such as Pipedrive and Hubspot

 

Overview

Digital world has become so competitive and alive that it keeps things turning around for the sake of updates and fresh content. The digital platform is dependent on the rich and high rated content. Regardless of the platform, content is the essence of all the marketing techniques. Hence, there is a strong need in the community regarding creating, managing and publishing the content.

Open source community has played a vital role to meet these requirements by providing several content management systems and Django is one of those which provides an open source CMS. It has been in the market since 2007 and thousands of websites are supported by this CMS. It meets most of the content related use cases of enterprise business. For example, If your business needs regular publishing of posts and blogs in multiple languages then Django CMS is the best fit.

Django CMS is written in Python and JavaScript languages with the input of other languages such as HTML and SCSS. It is well designed with many features like multi-site support, version control, better publishing mechanism and provides easy integrations with third party applications. It has better user experience capabilities by providing a drag and drop dashboard that speeds up the development process. It lets you adjust the website element by just double-clicking on any element. You can add meta tags from the UI and manage Sitemap for better SEO purposes.

System Requirements

  • Python 2.7 or 3.3 or Latest
  • Virtualenv

Features

Following are the key features of Django CMS

  • Open Source
  • Multilingual
  • Hierarchical Pages
  • Easy To Integrate
  • Secure
  • Rich Plugins Stack
  • Version Control
  • SEO-friendly URLs
  • Multi-Site Support
  • Extensible
  • Developer-Friendly

Installation Instructions

After setting up Python, run the following command to install virtualenv:
pip install virtualenv

Run the following command to create and activate a virtual environment:

python3.6 -m venv env source env/bin/activate

In case you’re using Windows, to activate the virtualenv you’ll need:

env\Scripts\activate

Run the following command to update pip inside the virtual environment:

pip install --upgrade pip

Run the following command to install Django installer:

pip install djangocms-installer

Now run the following commands to set up working directories:

mkdir tutorial-project
cd tutorial-project

Run the following command to setup Django project called mysite:

djangocms mysite

Windows users may need to do a little extra to make sure Python files are associated correctly if that doesn’t work:

assoc .py=Python.file ftype Python.File="C:\Users\Username\workspace\demo\env\Scripts\python.exe" "%1" %* 

The installer creates an admin user for you, with username/password admin/admin.

python manage.py runserver

Access the site at http://localhost:8000/ in your browser.