Django - Installing WhiteNoise
Django does not have a built-in solution for serving static files, at least not in production when
DEBUG has to be
We have to use a third-party solution to accomplish this.
In this Tutorial we will use WhiteNoise, which is a Python library, built for serving static files.
To install WhiteNoise in your virtual environment, type the command below:
The result should be something like this:
Downloading whitenoise-6.2.0-py3-none-any.whl (19 kB)
Installing collected packages: whitenoise
Successfully installed whitenoise-6.2.0
WARNING: You are using pip version 20.2.3; however, version 22.3.1 is available.
You should consider upgrading via the 'c:\users\Your Name\myworld\scripts\python.exe -m pip install --upgrade pip' command.
To make Django aware of you wanting to run WhitNoise, you have to specify it in the
MIDDLEWARE list in
. . MIDDLEWARE = [ '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', 'whitenoise.middleware.WhiteNoiseMiddleware', ]. .
Collect Static Files
There are one more action you have to perform before you can serve the static file from the example in the previous chapter. You have to collect all static files and put them into one specified folder. You will learn how in the next chapter.