Name: [1982] Siddhi
Member: 108 months
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Description: I'm an entrepreneur from Chennai, India and I have my own company `Silver Stripe Software <>`_ where I develop tools for agile software development using Python and Django. My passion is in the startup ecosystem (especially in India), agile development and manageme ...

Learn Django: Extending the wiki with wikiwords and search [ID:378] (2/3)

in series: Learn Django: Create a Wiki in 20 minutes

video tutorial by Siddhi, added 09/07

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This is the second part of the Learn Django series. In this part, we'll extend the Wiki app from part 1 [View part 1 here if you haven't already].

We are going to add support for a menu and auto linking of wikiwords.In the process we will look at template inheritance, filters and custom filter libraries.

Finally, we'll see how to implement a search feature in under 20 lines of code using Django's newforms library and database query API.

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76. Androckmop Thu, 02 Sep 2010 16:30


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Enjoy that thanks!

Now I have a working project that I can study or maybe reuse in the future.



74. MichaelSi Thu, 17 Jun 2010 05:48

Thank you for the form intro. Forms tend to be one of the complex parts of a framework. Your intro made it easy to understand Django forms.

73. cialis over the counter at walmart Wed, 16 Jun 2010 14:45

The coverage of getting and using the Form content was a bit fast for me. But the entire presentation was very helpful.


72. Sat, 29 May 2010 06:39

Excellent video and gels my basic knowledge of django. Thanks

71. wow gold guide Fri, 14 May 2010 07:24

Awesome tutorials! Step by step, easy to understand, start to finish. Some of the best Django tutorials on the net. I really appreciate the time and effort you took to do these. My only suggestion would be to update them using Django 1.1.1. Thanks!

70. udiizsizeosx Fri, 09 Apr 2010 16:45

Thank you VERY much for the Learn Django video tutorials -- and thank you for ShowMeDo!

I'm looking forward to making my own usefull apps.

69. marinir seo jasa seo Sat, 13 Mar 2010 01:32

Hi Siddhi,

i'm a student of humanities. Your screencast is as much complex as comprehensible - even for me.

Thank you!

68. Fri, 05 Feb 2010 15:57

thanks again, very helpful

67. anonymous Mon, 30 Nov 2009 14:07

Thank you!

Your DIY Wiki in Django videos are excellent, well structured and very informative.

Keep up the good work! :)

66. anonymous Thu, 26 Nov 2009 18:30

This was excellent, very helpful.

I hope to see updates in the future for django 1.1,

like using

"from django import forms"

65. anonymous Mon, 16 Nov 2009 12:55

Thanks a lot for you django tutorials! Will there be more videos from you on django?

I have learned a lot, thank you for sharing your knowledge.

-- Kirill

64. anonymous Sat, 14 Nov 2009 11:33

This one is as good as the first one :-)

63. anonymous Fri, 06 Nov 2009 16:39

Thank you very much. You are a very good teacher. I would enjoy seeing even more of what you have to offer!

62. anonymous Sun, 04 Oct 2009 14:53

great tutorial!

61. anonymous Sat, 26 Sep 2009 11:01

Nicely done, Siddhi. I'm working through this with Django 1.1 now, and most of it is still relevant, only minor changes are required to make things work.

60. anonymous Mon, 21 Sep 2009 05:56


I like the screencasts! Think they are very usefull. Please update them because i had to dive into the changes made in django since you have released your screencasts!

59. anonymous Tue, 15 Sep 2009 06:08

Really liked the rapid pace of this video and the part 1 video. Thanks for giving me a good overview of Django!

58. anonymous Wed, 26 Aug 2009 08:43

Another great video, Siddhi.

I'd like to see another video on forms from models ("Creating forms from models" on the site).

Is there any benefit to using forms from models? Or is the power of using forms as described here so much greater that forms from models would be a step backwards?


57. anonymous Mon, 24 Aug 2009 09:27

Awesome tutorial again.

I never though django will be so easy and powerful. I loved your way of presenting the information in step by step method, It did not scare me away at all and was hooked on to it till the end.

56. anonymous Mon, 24 Aug 2009 08:34

Its nice. I would suggest to use right click in copying text and files instead of using shortcut keys. This would help the viewers follow it more easily.

55. anonymous Thu, 13 Aug 2009 11:07


I like very much your Tutorials. I am still very new to Django.

Do I need to learn first python?

best regards,


54. anonymous Sun, 09 Aug 2009 07:37

thanks for the great video...very informative. More power and hope more videos to come.

53. anonymous Sun, 26 Jul 2009 15:16

Great Introduction to Django, I have the Book right next to me but now I also got the Basics and Motivation to really start learning :).

52. anonymous Wed, 22 Jul 2009 14:21

Another great video. I wonder if updated versions could be done for post Django version 1.0.

As much as I understand that part of the charm of open source software is supposed to be building up new versions of the documentation on your own, the little hiccups in command names and such can become un-charming when you are trying to learn on a deadline. Otherwise, mighty fabulous video.

51. anonymous Thu, 25 Jun 2009 11:08

Great add-on to the first tutorial. It's a little out of date with the 1.0.2 branch but figuring out the differences made me dig a little and read more of the documentation than I would have if everything had worked perfectly right off the bat.

Thanks! Keep up the good work. Maybe I'll be able to add a tutorial of my own before too long...


50. anonymous Sun, 14 Jun 2009 08:04

I'm very impressed by your your videos. I'm new in Django and because of your great flow with this framework, I'm sure that Django is the right choice for me. Thanks for all.

49. anonymous Fri, 12 Jun 2009 09:33

Excellent! My first time with Django and CGI for that matter. And I'm productive already!

very interesting but some conepts need more explanation

47. anonymous Tue, 02 Jun 2009 19:16

Very nice tutorial. Thank you ! Gives me motivation to start with this :)

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