Question

Django - can't open home view

I have the following setup:

FrontEnd folder views.py:

from django.shortcuts import render
from django.http import HttpResponse

# Create your views here.
def home_page(request):
    return HttpResponse("New App")

FrontEndfolder urls.py:

from django.urls import path
from . import views

urlpatterns = [
    path('home/', views.home_page, name='home_page'),
]

Main Project folder urls.py:

from django.contrib import admin
from django.urls import path,include

urlpatterns = [
    path('', include('FrontEnd .urls')),
    path("admin/", admin.site.urls),
]

However I can’t open http://localhost:8000.


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KFSys
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November 20, 2023
Accepted Answer

Heya,

The error you’re encountering is because Django is unable to find a URL pattern that matches the root path (i.e., http://127.0.0.1:8000/). In your ``Project folder urls.py, you’ve included the URLs from your FrontEnd folder urls.py under the path '', which means it’s expecting additional path information to match the defined URL patterns.

In your FrontEnd folder urls.py, you’ve defined a URL pattern home/, which means the view home_page in your app will respond to http://127.0.0.1:8000/home/, but there’s no URL pattern defined for the root path http://127.0.0.1:8000/.

To resolve this, you can define a URL pattern in your project’s urls.py for the root path. For example:

from django.urls import path, include
from FrontEnd.views import home_page

urlpatterns = [
    path('', FrontEnd.home_page, name='home_page'), 
    path('FrontEnd/', include('FrontEnd.urls')),
    path("admin/", admin.site.urls),
]

This will make the home_page view respond to http://127.0.0.1:8000/.

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