The Divio App allows you to interact with specific files on the cloud test server, such as HTML, JavaScript and media files (images, videos, etc.). This is all we need to create an attractive website with django CMS.

You can download the app for Windows, Mac and Linux here.

After the download has finished, open the application and login with your Divio Account (if you created your account with Google use your access token to login instead).

Then, define your default workspace to download the files to your system. This can be any empty folder on your system, i.e.: .../Documents/Workspace.

Each project will automatically create its own folder inside the workspace.

Click "Continue."

This brings you to the Divio App with all your projects listed on the left.

Click on the project you created in the previous step, which will bring you to the dashboard of the project inside the Divio App.

To setup your local server just click "Setup". If you run a setup the first time it will check your environment and install all tools necessary for you. If parts are missing, you will see a button "Fix me" to solve the issue.

After the local environment is set, the setup command will open an information window showing the current process:

This might take several minutes. But don't worry, you only need to do this once.

You will see a success message under "Last Setup Status" that indicates that your project has been setup.

After that click "Start" to start your local server. Once it's started you will be able to
click on the following Icon to open your Local Site:

This opens your test site in your browser, where you’ll be greeted by the Local Development login screen:

Click on "Add user" and type "Admin" as Username and keep "is superuser" checked. Click "Create" which brings you back to the login screen with the newly created Admin user selected. Just click "Sign in" which brings you to the django CMS Welcome Screen.

This is all the configuration you need to know about for now. Let's head to the next step.

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