5 Django Libraries For Beginners


Author: Somveer

Published On:April 25, 2021


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5 Django libraries for beginners

Django is one of the best frameworks from python that helps in web development. Django can be used to create very complex websites. Sometimes there are so many things in a website that it is hard to make logic for everything. Few Django helper libraries can help us get the desired result and save a lot of time. These libraries can be very helpful for beginners who are just starting to learn or have some knowledge of the Django framework. 

5 Django libraries for beginners: 

  1. Django Environ

  2. Django Crispy Forms

  3. Django Taggit

  4. Django Social Share

  5. Django Hitcount

  1. Django Environ:

    • It can protect our private data when we are providing code to other users. 

    • Uses 12-factor inspired environment variable to protect data. 

    • Simple usage

    • Put secret key and other private ids and passwords into .env file in the form of key-value pair and call then to other files

    • Always remember to put .env file into .gitignore file when pushing code to GitHub 

  2. Django Crispy Forms:

    • Normal HTML and CSS forms take a lot of time to design. 

    • Django solves this issue using Django-crispy-forms. It renders beautiful forms without using any HTML and CSS. 

    • Need to provide a template pack using which it will render the forms. 

    • Different styles of forms can be achieved. 

  3. Django Taggit:

    • Tagging can be very useful especially while managing a blog website. 

    • Making logic for tags may take a while and sometimes not even possible to create the logic. 

    • Django-taggit provides the tools to manage the tags in any website without any hard work. 

    • With very few lines of code, tags can be implemented into the website. 

  4. Django Social Share:

    • Sharing our content on social media can be very useful sometimes. 

    • There are no other libraries in python or Django to my knowledge that can achieve this. 

    • Social share provides the capability to make our content shareable on social media. 

    • The template tags are easy to use 

    • The buttons used for sharing the content can be customized as per our preference. 

  5. Django Hitcount

    • Analytics is another main aspect of managing a website. 

    • We need to understand the traffic on our website to make appropriate optimizations. 

    • Django Hitcount provides this capability where we can see how many times our website has been visited among some other statistics. 

    • This can save a lot of time achieving a task that is essential for our website. 

  6. BONUS: Django PayPal:

    • This library is quite complicated as this deals with payment. 

    • Payments can be the core of some websites like e-commerce stores. 

    • Django helps us with this library to integrate payment management into our website. 

    • It uses PayPal to handle the payments. 

Each of the above-mentioned libraries has its learning curve and it is very essential to understand that it may take some time to get familiar with these libraries. These can be very useful when we are trying to create any big project and we save time by using these pre-built libraries. Thus, every beginner should at least know these Django libraries to save time and optimize their code. 

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