14 Popular Sites Powered by Django Web Framework

sites built with django

Django is a python web framework designed for high-security and dynamic website development. If you are looking to create a website with only a couple of pages, Django is probably not for you. I have just started learning python and I have come across Django, and it looks like it is something I will be checking out in higher depth once I learn enough.

At the time of writing the first version of this post, I was indeed learning more about Python web development, but I have since moved on to bigger and better things, yet still passionately enjoy exploring the direction that Python is taking, and also all the available resources for it.

I am however already fascinated by the python programming language, and I couldn’t wait to see what sites use Django to power their product. During my search, I came to realize that the Django web framework is much more powerful than it may seem at the first glance; it turns out that many of the leading world’s websites rely on technology that’s supported by Python, and more specifically — Django.

Since the original publication of this roundup, Django has grown a few versions, and if you are planning to build your own Django projects in the near future, check out this Medium article from Joseph Misiti who goes into little bit of detail about the latest Django features and what they can do for your projects.

Sites Built With the Django Web Framework

Because Django was developed in a fast-paced newsroom environment, it was designed to make common Web-development tasks fast and easy.

1. Disqus


Disqus is a free service that enables great online communities. As the web’s most popular discussion system, Disqus is used by millions of websites that cover pretty much any topic imaginable. Our magic is in connecting people to stuff worth talking about.

Yes, the popular commenting system used my millions of sites is powered by Django!

2. Pinterest

Pinterest Discover and save creative ideas

Pinterest is a tool for collecting and organizing the things that inspire you. We are located in sunny San Francisco, California.

The super popular image sharing site is sporting Django as well.

3. Instagram

Instagram is a fun and quirky way to share your life with friends through a series of pictures. Snap a photo with your mobile phone, then choose a filter to transform the image into a memory to keep around forever. We’re building Instagram to allow you to experience moments in your friends’ lives through pictures as they happen. We imagine a world more connected through photos.

Django is popular among images sites, it provides tools needed to scale for thousands of immediate views of content.

4. Mahalo


Mahalo is a place where you can learn everything on anything. Glean helpful information from our topic pages, learn a new skill from our exceptional how to articles, and ask and answer questions on Mahalo Answers.

There is a lot of options to choose from when developing a website with Django.

5. Bitbucket

Bitbucket — The Git solution for professional teams

Bitbucket is a web-based hosting service for projects that use either the Mercurial or Git revision control systems. Bitbucket offers both commercial plans and free accounts. It offers free accounts with an unlimited number of private repositories (which can have up to five users in the case of free accounts) as of September 2010, but by inviting three users to join Bitbucket, three more users can be added, for eight users in total.[1] Private repositories are not shown on profile pages – if a user has only private repositories, it will simply state that the user does not have any repositories until the user creates a public repository.

6. Mozilla Support

Mozilla Support
The Mozilla browser is a classic example of how open-source communities rely on open-source software to power their platform. The official Mozilla support homepage loves it some Django.

7. The Onion

The Onion America s Finest News Source
The Onion gets millions of page-views every month, that is why they have chosen Django to display their content. Blazing fast.

8. dpaste

dpaste New
Django allows to create a wide variety of websites, doesn’t really have any limits added to it.

9. Chess

Play Chess Online Free Chess Games at Chess.com
Chess is one of the most played strategic games in the world, to build such a website, you need a lot of database interaction, and a lot of understanding of how different rows interact with each other, and although most of that goes to database itself, you still have to build the interaction for it. Incredible what Django can do.

10. DjangoSites

Latest Additions DjangoSites.org Powered by Django
Ironically, the latest addition to our list of 10 django website examples is a website that is not only powered by Django but also lists other sites that are. It doesn’t however feature some of the biggest sites we have discussed in this post, but it does have a wide variety of examples as to whats possible to be created with the help of Django web framework.

11. Coordinato

Coordinato Appointment Reminder Marketing Tool
Django is a full-scale web framework, and Coordinato is the living proof of that. Use the Coordinato service to setup reminders with the help of SMS messaging, voicemail or email accordingly. You can also be specific about the times to run each instance (each reminder), and more features are expected.

12. Django Girls

Django Girls start your journey with programming
Django Girls is a programming community for women. We have written about such communities very recently, so please take a look if you’re a woman who is keen to connect with other female gender developers. The Django Girls website is built using Django, as you would expect. Lots of design ideas to be taken away.

13. Reddit Gifts

reddit gift exchanges and more redditgifts
Reddit Gifts is the site where the community members of the popular social media platform Reddit are able to exchange material gifts with each other. The service has been running for a few years now, and with immense success. The site itself has been built purely with Django alone, see if you can reach out to the tech team for some tips and advice!

14. Yipit

Best Daily Deals and Coupons Yipit
Yipit is for those who like to take advantage of daily deals and coupon offers. Online research suggests that the whole MVP infrastructure of Yipit has been built with Django, so there is definitely a lot that can be learned about Django and its development process.

Is Django a Good Web Development Framework?
We have some really exciting websites using Django on this list, many of which are the leading sites in the world right now, so to say that Django isn’t production ready is to say that we can’t recognize the immense power some of these sites have.

Are you the owner of a Django powered website? Is your site popular? Take a second to leave a comment about your own creation and we will make sure to check it out, and maybe even consider it for our unexpectedly popular post!


  1. Same, I love Disqus. Of course I don’t use WordPress either, so I don’t
    have as nice of a free native commenting alternative. Still, I always
    found Disqus ridiculously easy and provided people with a lot of choices
    of how they want to comment.

  2. I think we will see more sites moving to django or python based frameworks in the future. Our site lootr.com is built on Django 1.6, it’s very popular with frugal technophiles!

    • Hey Sam,

      thank you for your comment. I have taken the time to fully update the list with better descriptions and images, and also added a couple of more additions that have come about in the recent years/months.

  3. I think that what you posted made a lot of sense. However, what about this?
    suppose you typed a catchier title? I am not suggesting your information isn’t good, however
    suppose you added something that grabbed a person’s attention? I mean 14 Popular Sites Powered by Django Web
    Framework is kinda boring. You ought to peek at Yahoo’s home page and see how they create article titles to grab viewers
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    • I hope you are joking. We run a technology site here, not BuzzFeed. What did you want this post title to say?

      “14 Sites Powered by Django and You Won’t Believe What Happens Next” or should we stick to realism and concise definition of the contents that a reader should expect. It’s boring to you because you’re used to bullshit, but unfortunately we don’t do bullshit here!

      • I know I am late to the party here, but thanks for avoiding clickbait. I for one, found this article very interesting. I have been looking for a new language to pick up, and Python looks like it. I have had a hiatus from web design for a long time, back when I was building stuff, php was the ducks nuts. Not so much anymore :)

        Anyway, thanks again. You’ve convinced me to give django a go.

  4. Please i would like to ask about where i can learn more about python and dango online or books you recommend?
    and can a website that allows people to post articles and download ebooks be created using dango? im expecting your reply sir..

  5. Im a php developer for 1 year. Can you give me a solid reason why i learn python over php. I shall be very thankful to you if you answer me.

  6. Hello! This post couldn’t be written any better!
    Reading through this post reminds me of my previous room
    mate! He always kept talking about this. I will forward this post to him.
    Pretty sure he will have a good read. Thanks for sharing!

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