Django 1.11.17 Tutorial (part2) – Create Polls App

by | Dec 30, 2018

In part 1 (Create a Django 1.11.17 Environment) of this django tutorial how to create a django webapp, I set up a Django 1.11.17 project in PyCharm. In this post, I will set up and configure the polls application. This is the start of creating a first django webapp.

Create Polls App In PyCharm

  • Launch PyCharm
  • Click on Tools->run Task
  • In the console, type startapp polls, polls\, mysite\

A view is a “type” of Web page in your Django application that generally serves a specific function and has a specific template.

See the official django polls tutorial for more.Otherwise just add the following code into the following files:


from django.http import HttpResponse

def index(request):
    return HttpResponse("Hello, world. You're at the polls index.")

from django.conf.urls import url
from . import views
urlpatterns = [
    url(r'^$', views.index, name='index'),

from django.conf.urls import include, url
from django.contrib import admin

urlpatterns = [
    url(r'^polls/', include('polls.urls')),


Again, do menu->Tools->Run Task, then call runserver in the console (if the server isn’t already running).

Enter “” and you should see “Hello, world. You’re at the polls index.”