Installing Django on OS X is just as easy as any other Python library or framework. It is just a one line command as it is described in the Django documentation. But if you have an all-new OS X system, you don’t have all the tools installed. Pip is not part of the standard system, but installing also straightforward and you just have to follow the documentation. This post is a reminder for all the steps.
To download the pip-installer, the preferred way on OS X is by using curl:
curl -O https://bootstrap.pypa.io/get-pip.py
You can install pip using this installer. Be aware that you’ll need the administrator privileges.
sudo python get-pip.py
Now you can install Django as it is described in the documentation which was version 1.7.1 at the time of writing this post.
sudo pip install Django==1.7.1
You can finally check if the installation is successful in a Python console
>>> import django >>> print(django.get_version()) 1.7.1
As you see, no tricks here. All the documentations are correct so everything should be ready in less than 5 minutes. Hope that if you find this post, it will have saved you the extra minute to search trough the different docs.