I've just tried to get going with Django using MySQL, but linking them has been a nasty headache. I am using Python v3.5, Django v1.9 and MySQL 5.6.
I've definately got MySQL/Python talking, but Django always has the problem:
File "X:\Program Files\Python\lib\site-packages\django-1.9-py3.5.egg\django\db\backends\mysql\base.py", line 25, in <module> import MySQLdb as Database ImportError: No module named 'MySQLdb'
Any ideas much appreciated!