Learn how to use add Rich Text Field in Django. In this tutorial, you will learn how to add the rich text field in the Django project. In models, we will use the CK editor fields as Rich Text Field in Django. The CK editor is an external package for Django. This package will allow the addition of Custom fields in Django projects.
pip install django pip install django-ckeditor
The above commands will install the package of the latest Django on your local machine. And ck-editor packages and its built-in files into our local machine. Link for CKEditor
Firstly Create a Django Project :
python -admin django startproject project
This command will create new project.
Navigate to Project folder :
cd project #projectname
This will change the current directory of the terminal to the project directory
Secondly Creating app with Demo app :
py manage.py startapp demo
Create a demo app for the Django project we have created.
Thirdly Create Urls.py in Demo app
from django.urls import path from . import views urlpatterns = [ path('', views.home, name="home") ]
Here, We are creating the routing paths for the home view this will render out the Html page we have created for the model form. However the ” will represent the localhost path it will render the Html template as the homepage for the project on the localhost address. i.e. 127.0.0.1:8000.
Configure in Settings.py
# Application definition INSTALLED_APPS = [ 'demo', 'ckeditor', 'django.contrib.admin', 'django.contrib.auth', 'django.contrib.contenttypes', 'django.contrib.sessions', 'django.contrib.messages', 'django.contrib.staticfiles', ]
Model Creation in Demo app
from django.db import models from ckeditor.fields import RichTextField # Create your models here. class Student(models.Model): name = models.CharField(max_length=200) remark = RichTextField()
Here, We are creating the Student model in the demo app with two fields name and remark. For name field we are using the basic models package of Django and for the remark field we are using the Rich Text Field from the ck editor fields which we have imported.
Register model in admin page :
from django.contrib import admin from .models import * # Register your models here. admin.site.register(Student)
Configuring the admin site by registering the Student model in the demo app inside the admin.py file. This will make changes to the admin interface and resemble the Student model into the admin site.
Finally Create Superuser and migrate Table :
py manage.py createsuperuser py manage.py makemigrations py managde.py migrate
Type the above commands the first command will create a superuser in several steps asking you credentials through the command prompt. The next 2 and 3 commands will make changes to the model and migrate the table to the database and admin page.