Images not showing

when i changed the debug to false from my settings.py my images won’t show up but when it is on true everything works very well please how can i fix this

Please Provide the code here from settings.py
and urls.py of your project.

a hints i can think of:

  • you use different STATICFILES for development and for live.
  • you didnt add STATICFILES into Project urls.py

Since you haven’t really described your environment here, I’m not sure what you might be encountering.

However, I suggest you start by reviewing all the relevent documentation, finding the parts that apply to your situation.

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this is my settings.py

"""
Django settings for portfolio project.

Generated by 'django-admin startproject' using Django 4.0.5.

For more information on this file, see
https://docs.djangoproject.com/en/4.0/topics/settings/

For the full list of settings and their values, see
https://docs.djangoproject.com/en/4.0/ref/settings/
"""

from pathlib import Path
import os
import socket
socket.getaddrinfo('localhost', 8000)

# Initialise environment variables



# Build paths inside the project like this: BASE_DIR / 'subdir'.
BASE_DIR = Path(__file__).resolve().parent.parent


# Quick-start development settings - unsuitable for production
# See https://docs.djangoproject.com/en/4.0/howto/deployment/checklist/

# SECURITY WARNING: keep the secret key used in production secret!
SECRET_KEY = os.environ.get('SECRET_KEY', )


# SECURITY WARNING: don't run with debug turned on in production!
DEBUG = True

ALLOWED_HOSTS = []


# Application definition

INSTALLED_APPS = [
    'jazzmin',
    'django.contrib.admin',
    'django.contrib.auth',
    'django.contrib.contenttypes',
    'django.contrib.sessions',
    'django.contrib.messages',
    'django.contrib.staticfiles',
    'home',
    'accounts',
    'blogs'
    
    
]

MIDDLEWARE = [
    'whitenoise.middleware.WhiteNoiseMiddleware',
    
    'django.middleware.security.SecurityMiddleware',
    'django.contrib.sessions.middleware.SessionMiddleware',
    'django.middleware.common.CommonMiddleware',
    'django.middleware.csrf.CsrfViewMiddleware',
    'django.contrib.auth.middleware.AuthenticationMiddleware',
    'django.contrib.messages.middleware.MessageMiddleware',
    'django.middleware.clickjacking.XFrameOptionsMiddleware',
]

ROOT_URLCONF = 'portfolio.urls'

TEMPLATES = [
    {
        'BACKEND': 'django.template.backends.django.DjangoTemplates',
        'DIRS': [],
        'APP_DIRS': True,
        'OPTIONS': {
            'context_processors': [
                'django.template.context_processors.debug',
                'django.template.context_processors.request',
                'django.contrib.auth.context_processors.auth',
                'django.contrib.messages.context_processors.messages',
            ],
        },
    },
]

WSGI_APPLICATION = 'portfolio.wsgi.application'


# Database
# https://docs.djangoproject.com/en/4.0/ref/settings/#databases

DATABASES = {
    'default': {
        'ENGINE': 'django.db.backends.sqlite3',
        'NAME': BASE_DIR / 'db.sqlite3',
    }
}


# Password validation
# https://docs.djangoproject.com/en/4.0/ref/settings/#auth-password-validators

AUTH_PASSWORD_VALIDATORS = [
    {
        'NAME': 'django.contrib.auth.password_validation.UserAttributeSimilarityValidator',
    },
    {
        'NAME': 'django.contrib.auth.password_validation.MinimumLengthValidator',
    },
    {
        'NAME': 'django.contrib.auth.password_validation.CommonPasswordValidator',
    },
    {
        'NAME': 'django.contrib.auth.password_validation.NumericPasswordValidator',
    },
]


# Internationalization
# https://docs.djangoproject.com/en/4.0/topics/i18n/

LANGUAGE_CODE = 'en-us'

TIME_ZONE = 'UTC'

USE_I18N = True

USE_TZ = True


# Static files (CSS, JavaScript, Images)
# https://docs.djangoproject.com/en/4.0/howto/static-files/


STATIC_URL = '/static/'

MEDIA_URL = '/images/'
# MEDIA_ROOT = os.path.join(BASE_DIR, 'static/images')
STATIC_ROOT = os.path.join(BASE_DIR, 'staticfiles')
STATICFILES_DIRS = [
    os.path.join(BASE_DIR, 'portfolio/static')
]

STATICFILES_STORAGE = 'whitenoise.storage.CompressedStaticFilesStorage'
# Base url to serve media files


# Path where media is stored
MEDIA_ROOT = os.path.join(BASE_DIR, 'static/images/')

# Default primary key field type
# https://docs.djangoproject.com/en/4.0/ref/settings/#default-auto-field

# DEFAULT_AUTO_FIELD = 'django.db.models.BigAutoField'

EMAIL_BACKEND = 'django.core.mail.backends.smtp.EmailBackend'
EMAIL_HOST = 'smtp.gmail.com'
EMAIL_PORT = '587'
EMAIL_HOST_USER = 'user'
EMAIL_HOST_PASSWORD = 'password'

EMAIL_USE_TLS = True
EMAIL_USE_SSL = False

this is my urls.py

"""portfolio URL Configuration

The `urlpatterns` list routes URLs to views. For more information please see:
   https://docs.djangoproject.com/en/4.0/topics/http/urls/
Examples:
Function views
   1. Add an import:  from my_app import views
   2. Add a URL to urlpatterns:  path('', views.home, name='home')
Class-based views
   1. Add an import:  from other_app.views import Home
   2. Add a URL to urlpatterns:  path('', Home.as_view(), name='home')
Including another URLconf
   1. Import the include() function: from django.urls import include, path
   2. Add a URL to urlpatterns:  path('blog/', include('blog.urls'))
"""
from django.contrib import admin
from django.urls import path, include
from django.conf import settings
from django.conf.urls.static import static
from django.urls import path, include, re_path
from django.views.static import serve


urlpatterns = [
   path('admin/', admin.site.urls),
   path('', include('home.urls')),
   path('', include('accounts.urls')),
   path('', include('blogs.urls')),
]

urlpatterns += static(settings.MEDIA_URL, document_root=settings.MEDIA_ROOT)
urlpatterns += [re_path(r'^media/(?P<path>.*)$', serve, {'document_root': settings.MEDIA_ROOT, }), ]


# if settings.DEBUG:
#     urlpatterns += static(settings.MEDIA_URL, document_root=settings.MEDIA_ROOT)


"""
Django settings for portfolio project.

Generated by 'django-admin startproject' using Django 4.0.5.

For more information on this file, see
https://docs.djangoproject.com/en/4.0/topics/settings/

For the full list of settings and their values, see
https://docs.djangoproject.com/en/4.0/ref/settings/
"""

from pathlib import Path
import os
import socket
socket.getaddrinfo('localhost', 8000)

# Initialise environment variables



# Build paths inside the project like this: BASE_DIR / 'subdir'.
BASE_DIR = Path(__file__).resolve().parent.parent


# Quick-start development settings - unsuitable for production
# See https://docs.djangoproject.com/en/4.0/howto/deployment/checklist/

# SECURITY WARNING: keep the secret key used in production secret!
SECRET_KEY = os.environ.get('SECRET_KEY', )


# SECURITY WARNING: don't run with debug turned on in production!
DEBUG = True

ALLOWED_HOSTS = []


# Application definition

INSTALLED_APPS = [
    'jazzmin',
    'django.contrib.admin',
    'django.contrib.auth',
    'django.contrib.contenttypes',
    'django.contrib.sessions',
    'django.contrib.messages',
    'django.contrib.staticfiles',
    'home',
    'accounts',
    'blogs'
    
    
]

MIDDLEWARE = [
    'whitenoise.middleware.WhiteNoiseMiddleware',
    
    'django.middleware.security.SecurityMiddleware',
    'django.contrib.sessions.middleware.SessionMiddleware',
    'django.middleware.common.CommonMiddleware',
    'django.middleware.csrf.CsrfViewMiddleware',
    'django.contrib.auth.middleware.AuthenticationMiddleware',
    'django.contrib.messages.middleware.MessageMiddleware',
    'django.middleware.clickjacking.XFrameOptionsMiddleware',
]

ROOT_URLCONF = 'portfolio.urls'

TEMPLATES = [
    {
        'BACKEND': 'django.template.backends.django.DjangoTemplates',
        'DIRS': [],
        'APP_DIRS': True,
        'OPTIONS': {
            'context_processors': [
                'django.template.context_processors.debug',
                'django.template.context_processors.request',
                'django.contrib.auth.context_processors.auth',
                'django.contrib.messages.context_processors.messages',
            ],
        },
    },
]

WSGI_APPLICATION = 'portfolio.wsgi.application'


# Database
# https://docs.djangoproject.com/en/4.0/ref/settings/#databases

DATABASES = {
    'default': {
        'ENGINE': 'django.db.backends.sqlite3',
        'NAME': BASE_DIR / 'db.sqlite3',
    }
}


# Password validation
# https://docs.djangoproject.com/en/4.0/ref/settings/#auth-password-validators

AUTH_PASSWORD_VALIDATORS = [
    {
        'NAME': 'django.contrib.auth.password_validation.UserAttributeSimilarityValidator',
    },
    {
        'NAME': 'django.contrib.auth.password_validation.MinimumLengthValidator',
    },
    {
        'NAME': 'django.contrib.auth.password_validation.CommonPasswordValidator',
    },
    {
        'NAME': 'django.contrib.auth.password_validation.NumericPasswordValidator',
    },
]


# Internationalization
# https://docs.djangoproject.com/en/4.0/topics/i18n/

LANGUAGE_CODE = 'en-us'

TIME_ZONE = 'UTC'

USE_I18N = True

USE_TZ = True


# Static files (CSS, JavaScript, Images)
# https://docs.djangoproject.com/en/4.0/howto/static-files/


STATIC_URL = '/static/'

MEDIA_URL = '/images/'
# MEDIA_ROOT = os.path.join(BASE_DIR, 'static/images')
STATIC_ROOT = os.path.join(BASE_DIR, 'staticfiles')
STATICFILES_DIRS = [
    os.path.join(BASE_DIR, 'portfolio/static')
]

STATICFILES_STORAGE = 'whitenoise.storage.CompressedStaticFilesStorage'
# Base url to serve media files


# Path where media is stored
MEDIA_ROOT = os.path.join(BASE_DIR, 'static/images/')

# Default primary key field type
# https://docs.djangoproject.com/en/4.0/ref/settings/#default-auto-field

# DEFAULT_AUTO_FIELD = 'django.db.models.BigAutoField'

EMAIL_BACKEND = 'django.core.mail.backends.smtp.EmailBackend'
EMAIL_HOST = 'smtp.gmail.com'
EMAIL_PORT = '587'
EMAIL_HOST_USER = 'user'
EMAIL_HOST_PASSWORD = 'password'

EMAIL_USE_TLS = True
EMAIL_USE_SSL = False

How are you running your project?

its still on this local server i just want to host it free on heroku

Your STATIC_URL points to ‘static’ relative to root, whereas you are asking django to look for static files in

'portfolio/static' relative to the BASE_DIR.

If you are having static files from multiple apps, just add ‘static’ to STATICFILES_DIRS or give the correct relative path.

STATICFILES_DIRS = [
    BASE_DIR / "static",
    '/portfolio/static/',
]

the static file is showing and working well but the imagr from database is not showing