First read Requirements.

It is good practise to create a virtual environment before installing the python package requirements. Virtual environments can be considered a sand boxed python installation for a specific application. They are used since one application may require a different version of a python module than another.

Getting Flicket

The source code for Flicket is hosted at GitHub. You can either get the latest frozen zip file or use the latest master branch.


If you are upgrading from a previous version please read the CHANGELOG.

Master Branch

Get the latest master branch from github using git:

git clone

Alternatively, download and unzip the master branch zip file.

Installing Python Requirements

Install the requirements using pip::

(env) C:\<folder_path>\flicket> pip install -r requirements.txt

Set Up

  1. If using PostgreSQL or MySQL create your database and a database user that will access the flicket database. If using SQLite you can skip this step.

See SQLAlchemy_documentation for options.

  1. Create the configuration json file:

    python -m scripts.create_json
  2. If you aren’t using SQLite edit config.json and change “db_driver”. “null” should be replaced by the driver you are using. See the documentation above regarding engines, dialects and drivers. For example, if you are using a MySQL database and want to use the pymysql driver.

    "db_driver: "pymysql"
  3. Install the driver you are using if not using SQLite. For example if you are using a MySQL database and want to use the pymysql driver.

    pip install pymysql
  4. Upgrade the database using from the command line:

    flask db upgrade
  5. Run the set-up script:. This is required to create the Admin user and site url defaults. These can be changed again via the admin panel once you log in:

    flask run-set-up
  6. Running development server for testing:

    flask run

Log into the server using the username admin and the password defined during the setup process.