Integrating Django and WordPress can be simple

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I found it surprisingly easy to do a simple integration of Django with an existing WordPress blog. I use Django to display content from WordPress’s database. I’ll explain how I integrated them and what made things easy.
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WordPress admin PHP from PHP and use Django for so like keep keep JavaScript and CSS in sync with WordPress and build like this compatibility with compatible back and that uses the WordPress API and enjoy life PHP free I'm going to work crazy idea that unexpected understand it but I in school and that's all of the banks if you are and recall used engines and he had to move out all the and so I have a client who has a WordPress site is hot from host to host just for performance reasons for you know find someone who catches differently or something I suspect using genuine genetics that becomes a non-issue that your experience on the fires caching goes down just over then insert the of the helicopter yeah you can directly if you serving Apache directly and being at some host that uses Apache on and that's going to be way faster to use a instead of properly on so really easy to set up of what I really like WordPress has ah sorry and je has proxy underscore attached to the directive and you can basically do full-page catching on whatever is coming back from Django on which I think is really cool and those lots of options of how the speed of the website and I'm I'm especially because if you if you do do it from scratch using Django you can have a lot more control what are the database queries being run and such so the idea is to actually do this with failure as a you have used gas in doing this when you have an idea yeah I just want you to go look into like combining the WordPress multi-site stuff with Jano aware that you that I have on all the time by the on the site and you know like is this something also were doing and present I will present the site is kind of is the big hack and even in the WordPress community it's like it kind works and kind of and almost 1 actually real issue is on we'll present at the site will put like a table prefix on everything on so each site will have the same blood separate database tables just with a different prefix and I think that require some of you will require some acts in order to get work working directly with Django because you can't really just duplicate models with different table names that really confuses Django on so I just tried to avoid and rather just do a separate database if I'm doing multiple the they also to have a career path indicating that an effect and I I was wondering if unseeded have probably theory using a tooth and indicate against whereas is you know of any ways you get were arrested for the consisting 1 or right so I'm yes that's 1 thing to do is like and this kind of assuming that the person can read a lot into 2 places have 2 different usernames and passwords as 1 of the downsides of I recommend I think I once we once had a case we like installed in l that back and to try to get WordPress engineer to share I using the password you what really wasn't fun a lot of work on I have a good or out of having Django use the WordPress user model as a custom user model I haven't actually tried it I bet it's theoretically possible and then you're actually using the same username and password and reusing this of there is also an idea and generates the theories repressed knowing more than me but president work runs up almost 200 different site is you were precise of a single word presence all while using multi-user the years no reliance they write everything themselves so he need functionality like in the red cells super secure is really stable and really fast and when when an update comes out that they can run it they know that'll work because there's no they know a area minimal and coterie so is doing right so yes the spirit of the times in which and and again it's always Chinese and range the 7th Bomb always missing data so I'm going to I need you that God the this not the is that so that the last thing you will receive really favor Apache is comes with these each t access in need to run was it was easy to just converted into next year and light whereas is also just like were discovering engine x WordPress also discovering and genetics and our they may have documentation of how like the perfect way to set of engine axes on I just used I can't
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