What are Static files in Django Project | Django Tutorials

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What are Static files in Django Project | Django Tutorials

What are Static files in Django Project | Django Tutorials

We are learning Django which is a Python web framework, we have learned many things related to Django. We are moving to the next classes to become good developer in Django. And we will cover all Django topics including expert-level topics. But now we have to learn what are static files in the Django project.  It is a very short Django tutorial because we have to just understand with examples, its related lessons, issues, and solutions we will discuss in other tutorials.

What are Static files in Django?

So, Static files are the collection of images, js, CSS, JavaScript, Jquery, etc files. All these files included in the static files category. These are very important in the Django project, without a static file you cannot create a good application. The Django files easily served because they are in one place in collected form. They are not server-generated but are sent to the server on request.

When you create a Django project, you have to do something with your project, first of all, you have to create a template folder and including template folder reference in the settings.py file and then creating a folder named with static and also add in settings.py

You have to check that django.contrib.staticfiles is included in your INSTALLED_APPS.

django.contrib.staticfiles is the path, using that we can manage all the static files in our project. And also collect static files in different locations in one place. They easily are handlers when you upload your project to the live server.

In your settings file, define STATIC_URL, for example:

STATIC_URL = ‘/static/’

Here static is your folder name as exists in the project root folder.

To use images in websites have their own importance, especially for SEO purposes, images are the main factor in ranking websites. So, If you want to use images in your Django project then you have to load a static folder in your web page in which you want to use images. To understand how to load static folder on your web page:

{% load static %}

<img src={% static ‘folder/image.jpg’ %} alt=“Image name”>

if you analyze in src attribute you will find tags. static is the tag in Django, you can write it in this way:

{% static  ‘ write here your image path to display’ %}

{% load static %} is the tag to load static files. Because without loading static files you can use that. Sometimes you try to get files, images, etc from the static folder but you don’t load that, so you got an error. 


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