Quick and Dirty Installation

To get started with Morepath right away, first create a Python 3.5 virtualenv:

$ virtualenv morepath_env
$ source morepath_env/bin/activate

Now install Morepath into it:

$ pip install morepath

You can now use the virtual env’s Python to run any code that uses Morepath:

$ python

See Quickstart for information on how to get started with Morepath itself, including an example of

Creating a Morepath Project Using Cookiecutter

Morepath provides an official cookiecutter template. Cookiecutter is a tool that creates projects through project templates. Morepath’s template comes with a very simple application, either in RESTful or traditional HTML flavor.

Follow the instructions on Morepath’s cookiecutter template repository to get started:

This is a great way to get started with Morepath as a beginner or to start a new project as a seasoned Morepath user.

Creating a Morepath Project Manually

When you develop a web application it’s a good idea to use standard Python project organization practices. Organizing your Project has some recommendations on how to do this with Morepath. Relevant in particular is the contents of, which depends on Morepath and also sets up an entry point to start the web server.

Once you have a project you can use tools like pip. We’ll briefly describe how to it.


With pip and a virtualenv called morepath_env, you can do this in your project’s root directory:

$ pip install --editable .

You can now run the application like this (if you called the console script myproject-start):

$ myproject-start

Depending on Morepath development versions

If you like being on the cutting edge and want to depend on the latest Morepath and Reg development versions always, you can install these using pip (in a virtualenv). Here’s how:

$ pip install git+git://

$ pip install git+git://

A more involved method how to install Morepath for development is described in Developing Morepath.