I'm following Django's official Tutorial 2 but for some reason cannot create an admin site despite following all the steps correctly to my understanding.
This is the error I get:
TemplateDoesNotExist at /admin/
Request Method: GET
Request URL: http://127.0.0.1:8000/admin/
Django Version: 1.3.1
Exception Type: TemplateDoesNotExist
Exception Location: /Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/site-packages/django/template/loader.py in find_template, line 138
Python Executable: /Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/Resources/Python.app/Contents/MacOS/Python
Python Version: 2.7.2
Server time: Tue, 24 Jan 2012 18:40:03 -0600
### urls.py ###
from django.conf.urls.defaults import patterns, include, url
from django.contrib import admin # THIS LINE
admin.autodiscover() # THIS LINE
urlpatterns = patterns('',
url(r'^admin/', include(admin.site.urls)), # THIS LINE
Since it works on other people's machines, and since you have the app directories loader enabled, admin site enabled in
INSTALLED_APPS, and that's all it should take for templates to be discovered (I mean, what more can one do?) - I can only assume something is wrong with your django installation.
This would be a good chance to start using virtualenvs and a fresh install of django to rule out your settings:
Fire up a terminal, navigate to your project directory (doesn't actually matter...)
pip install virtualenv # if you don't have it. virtualenv --no-site-packages env # this creates a virtual python environment that doesn't include system packages source env/bin/activate # this forces your bash session to use that environment pip install django # installs a fresh copy of django to your new environment cd path_to_my_django_project # now go to your site directory python manager.py runserver # visit admin site.