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Django 4 for the Impatient

By : Greg Lim, Daniel Correa
Book Image

Django 4 for the Impatient

By: Greg Lim, Daniel Correa

Overview of this book

Learning Django can be a tricky and time-consuming activity. There are hundreds of tutorials, loads of documentation, and many explanations that are hard to digest. However, this book enables you to use and learn Django in just a couple of days. In this book, you’ll go on a fun, hands-on, and pragmatic journey to learn Django full stack development. You'll start building your first Django app within minutes. You'll be provided with short explanations and a practical approach that cover some of the most important Django features, such as Django Apps’ structure, URLs, views, templates, models, CSS inclusion, image storage, authentication and authorization, Django admin panel, and many more. You'll also use Django to develop a movies review app and deploy it to the internet. By the end of this book, you'll be able to build and deploy your own Django web applications.
Table of Contents (14 chapters)

Configuring for images

We have to configure where to store our images when we add them. First, go to moviereviews/ and add the following at the bottom of the file:

MEDIA_ROOT = os.path.join(BASE_DIR,'media')
MEDIA_URL = '/media/'

At the top of the file, add the following:

import os

Here, MEDIA_ROOT is the absolute filesystem path to the directory that will hold user-uploaded files, and we join BASE_DIR with 'media'. Also, MEDIA_URL is the URL that handles the media served from MEDIA_ROOT (refer to to find out more about the setting properties).

When we add a movie in admin (explained in the Adding a movie model to admin section later in this chapter), you will see the image stored inside the /moviereviews/media/ folder.