Django is a popular python-based web development framework that offers many useful features. It is important to update Django to latest version in order to avail new features, improvements and security updates. Here is how to upgrade Django version. You can also use it to change Django version as per your requirement.
How to Upgrade Django Version
Here are the steps to update Django on your system.
1. Check Django Version
Open terminal and run the following command to get the version of your Django installation
python -c "import django; print(django.get_version())"# 2.0.4
You can also log into python and run the following command to get Django version.
>>> import django
>>> django.VERSION (2, 0, 0, 'final', 0)2.0.4 >>> exit()
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2. Upgrade Django Version
Run the following command in terminal (not python console) to upgrade Django to latest version.
# sudo pip install django --upgrade
You can also use the following command for the same result.
# sudo python -m pip install -U Django
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If you want to upgrade django to a specific version (e.g 3.3.1) then modify the above command, as shown below.
# sudo pip install --upgrade django==3.3.1
After you have upgraded Django, check its version again, as shown in step #1.
python -c "import django; print(django.get_version())"# 3.3.1
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That’s it. As you can see, it is very easy to upgrade Django. Please note, if you have installed Django in a virtual environment, then run the above commands from within the virtual environment.