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Documentation
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These docs are for Django's SVN release, which can be significantly different from previous releases. Get old docs here: 0.96, 0.95.


The Django Book
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We're in the process of writing the official Django book. Follow its progress at
`djangobook.com`_. Note that it assumes you're using the Django development version rather than version 0.96.

.. _djangobook.com: http://www.djangobook.com/


The essential documentation
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Make sure to read the following documentation. The rest (in the "Reference" section below) can be read in any particular order, as you need the various functionality.

    * `Django overview`_
    * `Installation guide`_
    * Tutorial: Writing your first Django app
          * `Part 1: Initialization, creating models, the database API`_
          * `Part 2: Exploring the automatically-generated admin site`_
          * `Part 3: Creating the public interface views`_
          * `Part 4: Simple form processing and generic views`_
    * `Frequently asked questions (FAQ)`_
    * `How to read this documentation`_


.. _Django overview: ../overview/
.. _Installation guide: ../install/
.. _Part 1: Initialization, creating models, the database API: ../tutorial01/
.. _Part 2: Exploring the automatically-generated admin site: ../tutorial02/
.. _Part 3: Creating the public interface views: ../tutorial03/
.. _Part 4: Simple form processing and generic views: ../tutorial04/
.. _Frequently asked questions (FAQ): ../faq/
.. _How to read this documentation: ../documentation/

Reference
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    * `The django-admin.py and manage.py utilities`_
    * Models: `Creating models`_ | `Examples`_ | `The database API`_ | `Transactions`_
    * Templates: `Guide for HTML authors`_ | `Guide for Python programmers`_
    * `The newforms library`_ | `The old forms and manipulators library`_
    * New: `Testing Django applications`_
    * `Sessions`_
    * `Caching`_
    * `Internationalization`_
    * `Middleware`_
    * `Settings files`_
    * `URL configuration`_
    * `Request and response objects`_
    * `Generic views`_
    * `Authentication`_
    * New: `Unicode data in Django`_
    * `The django.contrib add-ons`_
          * New: `Databrowse`_
          * `Syndication feeds (RSS and Atom)`_ (``django.contrib.syndication``)
          * `Flatpages`_ (``django.contrib.flatpages``)
          * New: `Form preview`_
          * `Redirects`_ (``django.contrib.redirects``)
          * `Sites`_ (django.contrib.sites``)
          * `Sitemaps`_ (``django.contrib.sitemaps``)
          * New: `Web design helpers`_ (`django.contrib.webdesign``)

.. _The django-admin.py and manage.py utilities: ../django-admin/
.. _Creating models: ../model-api/
.. _Examples: ../models/
.. _The database API: ../db-api/
.. _Transactions: ../transactions/
.. _Guide for HTML authors: ../templates/
.. _Guide for Python programmers: ../templates_python/
.. _The newforms library: ../newforms/
.. _The old forms and manipulators library: ../forms/
.. _Testing Django applications: ../testing/
.. _Sessions: ../sessions/
.. _Caching: ../cache/
.. _Internationalization: ../i18n/
.. _Middleware: ../middleware/
.. _Settings files: ../settings/
.. _URL configuration: ../url_dispatch/
.. _Request and response objects: ../request_response/
.. _Generic views: ../generic_views/
.. _Authentication: ../authentication/
.. _Unicode data in Django: ../unicode/
.. _The django.contrib add-ons: ../add_ons/
.. _Databrowse: ../databrowse/
.. _Syndication feeds (RSS and Atom): ../syndication_feeds/
.. _Flatpages: ../flatpages/
.. _Form preview: ../form_preview/
.. _Redirects: ../redirects/
.. _Sites: ../sites/
.. _Sitemaps: ../sitemaps/
.. _Web design helpers: ../webdesign/

Deployment
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    * `Using Django with mod_python`_
    * `How to use Django with FastCGI, SCGI or AJP`_

.. _Using Django with mod_python: ../modpython/
.. _How to use Django with FastCGI, SCGI or AJP: ../fastcgi/

Solving specific problems
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    * `Authenticating against Django's user database from Apache`_
    * `Serving static/media files`_
    * `Sending e-mail`_
    * `Integrating with (introspecting) a legacy database`_
    * `Outputting PDFs dynamically`_
    * `Outputting CSV dynamically`_

.. _Authenticating against Django's user database from Apache: ../apache_auth/
.. _Serving static/media files: ../static_files/
.. _Sending e-mail: ../email/
.. _Integrating with (introspecting) a legacy database: ../legacy_databases/
.. _Outputting PDFs dynamically: ../outputting_pdf/
.. _Outputting CSV dynamically: ../outputting_csv/

Et cetera
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    * `Design philosophies`_
    * `How to contribute to Django`_
    * `Django admin CSS guide`_
    * `API stability`_
    * `Backwards-incompatible changes`_

.. _Design philosophies: ../design_philosophies/
.. _How to contribute to Django: ../contributing/
.. _Django admin CSS guide: ../admin_css/
.. _API stability: ../api_stability/
.. _Backwards-incompatible changes: http://code.djangoproject.com/wiki/BackwardsIncompatibleChanges

Release notes
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    * `Version 0.96`_
    * `Version 0.95`_

.. _Version 0.96: ../release_notes_0.96/
.. _Version 0.95: ../release_notes_0.95/