Opened 6 years ago

Closed 6 years ago

#21948 closed Cleanup/optimization (fixed)

Docs on extending admin templates should mention TEMPLATE_LOADERS

Reported by: django@… Owned by: nobody
Component: Documentation Version: 1.6
Severity: Normal Keywords:
Cc: Triage Stage: Accepted
Has patch: no Needs documentation: no
Needs tests: no Patch needs improvement: no
Easy pickings: yes UI/UX: no

Description (last modified by Tim Graham)

The docs at should mention that you *must* set:


and that django.template.loaders.filesystem.Loader must come before django.template.loaders.app_directories.Loader.

This confused me for a long time, mainly because the default created with startproject myproject doesn't contain any of those settings.

(P.S. you also need to set TEMPLATE_DIRS of course. This is mentioned in the docs linked above, but I think it could be clearer)


Change History (4)

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by anonymous

Component: UncategorizedDocumentation

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by Tim Graham

Description: modified (diff)
Easy pickings: set
Triage Stage: UnreviewedAccepted
Type: UncategorizedCleanup/optimization

These are the default loaders so that's why it's probably not mentioned.

comment:3 Changed 6 years ago by alextreme

A small addition to clarify that the filesystem template loader must be used when extending the admin templates, in case the user has deviated from the default:

comment:4 Changed 6 years ago by Tim Graham <timograham@…>

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

In ea869b514846cdd4803e3a87b08686113c14f7f2:

Fixed #21948 -- Noted TEMPLATE_LOADERS requirement when overriding admin templates.

Thanks django at for the suggestion.

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