Django Can't Find My Templates


Question

I'm running Python 2.6.1 and Django 1.2.1 on Windows XP SP3. I'm using JetBrains PyCharm 1.0 to create and deploy my Django apps.

I'm relatively inexperienced with Python, and I'm starting to learn Django by following along with "Writing Your First Django App" from the web site - the poll application. I'm stuck on part 3.

Everything is fine when I add the simple callback functions for "Writing your first view".

I hit the snag when I get to "Write views that actually do something."

I followed the instructions to modify the index view:

  1. Add a new method to views.py (Note - template is ready from 'polls/index.html'):
  2. Add index.html template to site-templates/polls/ folder
  3. Modify settings.py to point to site-templates folder

Here's the code in my views.py:

from django.template import Context, loader
from polls.models import Poll
from django.http import HttpResponse

def index(request):
    latest_poll_list = Poll.objects.all().order_by('-pub_date')[:5]
    t = loader.get_template('polls/index.html')
    c = Context({
        'latest_poll_list': latest_poll_list,
    })
    return HttpResponse(t.render(c))

Here's the line in my settings.py:

TEMPLATE_DIRS = ('/site-templates/')

But still I get this message when I run:

TemplateDoesNotExist at /polls/
polls/index.html
Request Method: GET
Request URL:    http://localhost:8000/polls/
Django Version: 1.2.1
Exception Type: TemplateDoesNotExist
Exception Value:    
polls/index.html

The exception is thrown in loader.py. My debug settings look like this:

TEMPLATE_CONTEXT_PROCESSORS 
('django.core.context_processors.auth', 'django.core.context_processors.request')
TEMPLATE_DEBUG  
True
TEMPLATE_DIRS   
('/site-templates',)
TEMPLATE_LOADERS    
('django.template.loaders.filesystem.Loader', 'django.template.loaders.app_directories.Loader')

My directory structure looks like this:

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What did I miss? Is the settings.py incorrect? Please advise.

1
6
10/31/2010 9:04:25 PM

I was faced to the same problem. The mistake in my case was, that the 'app' was not in the INSTALLED_APPS list at the project settings.py file.

The error raise an error message they suggests similar error.

line 25, in get_template TemplateDoesNotExist(template_name, chain=chain)
django.template.exceptions.TemplateDoesNotExist: authControll/index.html

settings.py --> Application definition

INSTALLED_APPS = [
    ...,
    'authControll'
]
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7/24/2017 9:16:02 AM

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