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Joke Application Project Using Django Framework

  • Last Updated : 15 Jan, 2021

Django is a high-level Python based Web Framework that allows rapid development and clean, pragmatic design.  It is also called batteries included framework because Django provides built-in features for everything including Django Admin Interface, default database SQLlite3, etc. Today we will create a Joke app in Django.

Installation – 

pip3 install django
pip3 install pyjokes

Basic Setup –

Start a project by the following command

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django-admim startproject jokeapp

Change the directory to jokeapp



cd jokeapp

Start the server- Start the server by typing following command in terminal –

python manage.py runserver

To check whether the server is running or not go to a web browser and enter http://127.0.0.1:8000/ as URL.

Create main App – 

python manage.py startapp main

Goto main/ folder by doing : cd main and create a folder with index.html file : templates/main/index.html

Open the project folder using a text editor. The directory structure should look like this :

Now add main app  in your jokeapp in settings.py.

Edit the urls.py in jokeapp

Python3




from django.contrib import admin
from django.urls import path,include
  
urlpatterns = [
    path('admin/', admin.site.urls),
    path("",include("main.urls")),
]

Create new urls.py in your main app (jokeapp/main/)

Python3




from django.urls import path
from .views import *
  
urlpatterns = [
    path("",home, name="home"),
]

Edit views.py in main

Python3




from django.shortcuts import render,HttpResponse
import pyjokes
# Create your views here.
  
def home(request):
    joke=pyjokes.get_joke()
    return render(request,"main/index.html",{"joke":joke})

Create new templates folder inside the main inside that create another folder main and create the new file index.html . (main/templates/main/index.html)

index.html

HTML




<html>
  <head>
    <title>Home Page</title>
  </head>
<body>
<h3>{{joke}}</h3>
</body>
</html>

Output –

Now you can run the server to see your joke app

python manage.py runserver




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