DIY Django and React Boilerplate for SaaS

It is do-it-yourself Django + React Boilerplate for starting your SaaS application. In existing boilerplates for Django+React (or just for Django) there are very often too many features provided (do you really need traefik for MVP?). So before starting, you need to remove a lot of functionality that you don't need or simply don't understand.

I decided to create a simple Django+React boilerplate with step-by-step instructions how to build it. During building you can decide what you need or not. And for sure you learn a lot about Django and React. I hope it will provide good and quick starting point for creating SaaS applications. I would like to create real SaaS applications based on this boilerplate with step-by-step tutorials how they were created. They will be available at SaaSitive website.

Features (already implemented or planned)

  • Backend with Django Rest Framework
  • Frontend with React
  • Bootstrap for styling
  • Deployment with docker-compose on single VPS
  • SSL certificate from Let's encrypt
  • PostgreSQL database (not yet configured)
  • Authentication with DRF authtoken and Djoser
  • AWS SES for Email sending (not yet implemented)
  • python-decuple for secrets
  • Payments with Stripe (not yet implemented)
  • Step-by-step instructions how to deploy and how to update application

Live Website

You can play with this bolierplate at: - deployed to t2.micro EC2 instance with docker-compose.

Step-by-step instructions:

  1. Starting SaaS with Django and React (tag v1)
  2. React Routing and Components for Signup and Login (tag v2)
  3. Token Based Authentication with Django Rest Framework and Djoser (tag v3)
  4. React Token Based Authentication to Django REST API Backend (tag v4)
  5. React Authenticated Component (tag v5)
  6. CRUD in Django Rest Framework and React (tag v6)
  7. Docker-Compose for Django and React with Nginx reverse-proxy and Let's encrypt certificate (tag v7)
  8. Django Rest Framework Email Verification (tag v8)
  9. Django Rest Framework Reset Password (tag v9)

More articles coming soon!


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