Important: this tutorial is no longer supported. It is based on addons that require Django 1.11 and will not work with later versions.

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Before we begin

Before we create a project, please familiarise yourself with the basics of Divio Cloud. Some key topics and resources:

Some of these guides will make more sense and be most useful once you have already dived in and are working with Divio Cloud.

Create a new project

Create a new project with the following configuration:

  • Platform: Python 3.6.x
  • Type: django CMS
  • Boilerplate: HTML5 Boilerplate


What are Boilerplates?
Boilerplates define certain aspects of the project setup, such as templates, CSS and JavaScript files, which are copied into your project at creation. You can learn more about how to add your own Boilerplates.

Click on Continue after you settled on a name to get to the subscription page. For this tutorial you don't need any features that are not included in the Free plan, so just click Skip for now at the bottom of the page and then Continue in the modal to get to the project’s Dashboard.

On the Project's Dashboard, you’ll find multiple options to manage your django CMS project on Divio. For this tutorial, we’ll only be focusing on these two sections:

  • Dashboard
  • Addons

First, navigate to the Addons section. This section allows you to install certain Addons published on Divio.

We want to install two additional addons for this tutorial:

  • django CMS Bootstrap 4
  • Aldryn News & Blog

In the top-right area of the Addons section, find the search box and type in "django CMS Bootstrap 4". The result should look something like this:

Click the ellipsis on the right side and then on Install for free. This will bring you to the installation page of the Addon.

Certain Addons require configuration before they can be added. For now, leave these settings as-is. Then, click Install in the lower right corner.

Next, search for "Aldryn News & Blog" and repeat the same steps as the previous Addon.

In the same Interface, search for "django CMS Link", "django CMS Picture" and "django CMS File". On each click Uninstall.

django CMS Bootstrap 4 already provides a bootstrap enhanced link, picture and file plugin, no need to overcomplicate the choices.

You will see an uninstalling progress bar, after the checks are done, click Uninstall to remove the Addon from your project.

On the next deployment these changes will take effect.


What’s Bootstrap 4?

Bootstrap ( is a popular web framework, which comes with many built-in web components such as Carousels, Dropdown Buttons and Navigation Bars, and handles responsive and mobile-driven websites out of the box.

At last hit the Deploy button for the "Test server" on the Dashboard to setup your project. Once this has finished you are ready to go to the next step:

Let’s move on to the next step and install the Divio App.

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