Next Steps: Make a Blog
In this course, you built a Django portfolio, learned a lot about how Django functions, and made friends with a lot of error messages!
If you’d like to keep building this project, you can check out the article this course is based on to add a blog to your site. A blog is a great way to share your technical knowledge and writing skills with the world.
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00:20 Now, you might be wondering what’s a possible next step from here, and I have a good tip for you. In the original Real Python written tutorial, there’s a section on how to also create a second app for this project that’s going to be a blog.
00:35 So, a blog is a great way of showing your technical writing skills—and some knowledge, also—with the world, additionally to the projects that you built. Therefore, adding a blog app to your Django project—to your portfolio project—can be a great way to move forward from here.
00:50 I’ll show you how this can look like. So up here, we have another tab now that says Blog. If you click on here, it takes us to a different app inside of our Django project that has different models, it has different views.
So, all of this stuff that we built inside of the
projects app is going to be different inside of the
blog app. In here, you can see, we have categories, so we can filter by categories: only show the Django-related posts, or show all of them.
You can click on the title of a post to, again, get to a details view, similar to in our
projects app. Here, you can have all the texts for your blog, and we also have the functionality to leave a comment. So, I can type in here my name, “this is great!”,
01:50 This nicely integrates together with our portfolio app. Here we have the projects. Again, we can go to the details, et cetera. Up top, in our navigation bar, we can switch to the blog and then take a look at the awesome stuff that you can write about your Python and web development knowledge.
02:50 Make sure to head over to the associated Real Python tutorial and build out your blog for your portfolio app and share all the interesting knowledge that you have inside of your personal blog. That’s it for now.
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