Django templates rendering issue
I'm new to Django, trying my hand at creating a web app based on the self learn tutorial. i have created a app with name "travello" and project name is "travellproject", in the views i'am trying to render a html page.
from django.shortcuts import render from django.http import HttpResponse # Create your views here. def homepage(request): return render(request,'homepage.html')
i have created the "templates" directory under travellproj (please refer the directory structure below) also defined DIRS of template variable as below and urls.py as below.
"DIRS": [os.path.join(BASE_DIR,'templates')], urlpatterns = [ path("",views.homepage), path("admin/", admin.site.urls), ]
But I'm receiving a TemplateDoesNotExist error, please help.
TemplateDoesNotExist at /
Request Method: GET
Request URL: http://127.0.0.1:8000/
Django Version: 4.1.5
Exception Type: TemplateDoesNotExist
homepage.html Exception Location: C:\Users\Django\first_proj\lib\site-packages\django\template\loader.py, line 19, in get_template Raised during: travello.views.homepage
travello |-views.py travellProj |-templates -- > homepage.html |-urls.py |-setting.py
Your templates folder should be at the root of your site. Let see how it should look like:
Project_folder |-travelproj <-- Your site configuration folder |-|-urls.py |-|-wsgi.py |-|-asgi.py |-|-....... |-travello <-- this is an application |-|-views.py |-|-urls.py |-|-templates <-- templates for this app only |-|-|-travello |-|-|-|-template1.html |-|-|-|-....... |-|-....... |-templates <- This is the templates folder for your site |-|-homepage.html |-|-.......... |-manage.py |-requirements.txt
So in your case your templates folder is in your site configuration folder which is not a good practice. you have to move it one step higher.
Good practices tips: At the root of your site (same level than manage.py) you have a templates folder which will contain the templates commons to all your applications. In each application you have a folder templates/app_name which contain all the templates specifics for this application.
You have the same architecture for statics.
Inside templates create another new directory by your app name
travello then keep the html file inside the
travello | templates/travello/homepage.html |-views.py travellProj |-urls.py |-setting.py
views should be like
def homepage(request): return render(request,'travello/homepage.html')