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Django: Configure template rendering

Django: Configure template rendering
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What are templates?

Django templates are text files, which can be composed to run as HTML files - which can later be referred to as HTML templates, once templating has been configured in Django.

Step 1:

Make sure that you create a templates folder in your root/base directory, like so:

# - Base/Root directory 

---> MyProject(contains settings.py)
---> MyApp
---> static
---> templates
---> venv
---> db.sqlite3
---> manage.py

Step 2:

Import the os module at the top of your settings.py file:

# settings.py

import os

Step 3:

With the os module, you need to tell Django where to look for our templates. This needs to be configured in DIRS, under our template configuration settings:

# settings.py

        'BACKEND': 'django.template.backends.django.DjangoTemplates',
        'DIRS': [os.path.join(BASE_DIR, 'templates')], # - DIRS
        'APP_DIRS': True,
        'OPTIONS': {
            'context_processors': [