Static Files wont load

Im recently trying out Django again, and I’m running into trouble with loading static files. It seems to be a reoccuring issue accross all projects I create as I’ve followed the steps from
here is how my code from “”, “index.html” look like, please let me know if anymore information is needed.

DEBUG = True
STATIC_URL = 'static/'
# manual imports
    BASE_DIR / "static"

Now for the HTML file.

<!-- html file from "../static/home_page/main.css" -->
<!DOCTYPE html>
{% load static %}
<html lang="en">
    <meta charset="UTF-8">
    <meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=edge">
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="{% static 'home_page/main.css' %}">
    <title>Help Page</title>
            <h3>Welcome to the <span><em>{{help_insert}}</em></span></h3>

Forgot to add, here’s the error produced

"GET /static/home_page/main.css HTTP/1.1" 404 1813

and here is where the django is trying to search for the folder, I haven’t a clue to change the searching directory

No matching file found for 'home_page/main.css'.

Looking in the following locations:

What directory is that file in?

Is this a development or production environment?

That’s not what I asked.

The file you’re trying to load - main.css - what directory is it in?

You show the directory name here as home_style, but your code above references a directory named home_page.

sorry, that was the wrong project;

Have you made the url settings as described at Serving static files during development?

Ill have a look at that now, I dont think the tutorial im following stated this.

which file should I append this to? Should it be in my Application/Project or both??

I now get the same error, yet with a different code “1914”

"GET /static/home_page/main.css HTTP/1.1" 404 1914

Two things, one I just noticed - the settings is STATICFILES_DIRS not STATICFILES.

The other is that the 1914 isn’t a code - it’s the number of bytes in the reply. The code is still a 404.

since changed STATICFILES_DIR to STATICFILES = (os.path.join("static")) and nothing has changed as of yet, is there anywhere I should alter this?
Thank you for telling me, that was unknown :slight_smile:

I don’t understand what you’re saying you did here.

What’s your current STATICFILES_DIRS setting?

(See the sample at Settings | Django documentation | Django)

Should my STATICFILES_DIR link to the root directory of my “static” file like it shows in the link you’ve provided? or should I continue with the "BASE_DIR / ‘static’ " method.

Like you advised, I had changed the variable from STATICFILES_DIR=[...] to STATICFILES=[...]

You had STATICFILES - that’s what you posted at the top.


Okay, i altered the variable name and it works. Thank you very much Ken, I know im stressful to work with thank you for your patience.
Thank you Ken!

No worries! Glad you’ve got it working.

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