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How to convert from Laravel to Django

Converting your application from Laravel to Django can be a highly efficient way to leverage Django's strengths while maintaining the logic and structure of your Laravel application. Below is a detailed step-by-step guide on how to achieve a smooth transition.

Understanding Laravel vs. Django

Before diving into the conversion process, let's briefly discuss the foundational differences between Laravel and Django:

  • Language: Laravel is built with PHP, whereas Django uses Python.
  • Architecture: Laravel follows the MVC (Model-View-Controller) pattern, whereas Django uses the MVT (Model-View-Template) pattern.
  • ORM: Both Laravel and Django have their own ORM systems - Eloquent for Laravel and Django ORM.

Setting Up Django Environment

Before converting, you'll need a Django environment:

  1. Install Python: If not already installed, download and install Python from the official website.
  2. Install Django: Use the command:
    pip install django
  3. Create a New Django Project: Initialize a new project using:
    django-admin startproject projectname

Database Configuration

In Laravel, database configurations are in the .env file. In Django, these settings are located in the file.

Laravel .env:



    'default': {
        'ENGINE': 'django.db.backends.mysql',
        'NAME': 'laravel_db',
        'USER': 'root',
        'PASSWORD': 'password',
        'HOST': '',
        'PORT': '3306',

Converting Models

Laravel models use Eloquent ORM, characterized by explicit definitions of each table's columns. Django models use Django ORM, where each model corresponds to a database table.

Laravel Model:

namespace App\Models;

use Illuminate\Database\Eloquent\Model;

class User extends Model {
    protected $table = 'users';

    protected $fillable = [
        'name', 'email', 'password'

Django Model:

from django.db import models

class User(models.Model):
    name = models.CharField(max_length=255)
    email = models.EmailField(unique=True)
    password = models.CharField(max_length=255)

    class Meta:
        db_table = 'users'

Routing and URL Configuration

Laravel uses a web.php file for routes, whereas Django uses the file.

Laravel web.php:

Route::get('/home', 'HomeController@index');


from django.urls import path
from . import views

urlpatterns = [
    path('home/', views.home, name='home'),

Controllers to Views

Laravel controllers map to Django views. Here's how you convert a simple controller:

Laravel Controller:


namespace App\Http\Controllers;

use Illuminate\Http\Request;

class HomeController extends Controller {
    public function index() {
        return view('home');

Django Views:

from django.shortcuts import render

def home(request):
    return render(request, 'home.html')


Both Laravel and Django use middleware for request processing.

Laravel Middleware:

public function handle($request, Closure $next) {
    // Perform action
    return $next($request);

Django Middleware:

class MyMiddleware:
    def __init__(self, get_response):
        self.get_response = get_response

    def __call__(self, request):
        # Perform action
        response = self.get_response(request)
        return response

Blade to Django Templates

Laravel uses Blade templating, while Django uses its own templating system.

Blade Template:

<!DOCTYPE html>
    <h1>{{ $title }}</h1>

Django Template:

<!DOCTYPE html>
    <h1>{{ title }}</h1>


Converting from Laravel to Django can be straightforward if tackled systematically. By following this guide, you can ensure that your Laravel application's core functionalities are effectively translated into Django's framework. Remember, while both frameworks serve the same fundamental purpose, they have unique paradigms that will require some adjustments in your development approach.

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