I use sqlite as my django database, but there are some limitations in sqlite. So I want to switch to mysql or psql(PostgreSQL). Both of them need a little bit more setup than sqlite, but still quick easy.
It works perfectly on dev version of my django site. But when I deploy it to production (served by apache), I realized that css is missing for admin pages. Then I digged a little deeper to see what I could do to solve this issue. It actually quite simple. There are two files you need to modify.
# create 'static' folder in your app if you haven't done so,
# which will be in the same level of your settings.py file.
here STATIC_ROOT will be the folder where django will copy all admin static files. STATIC_URL will corresponding to the alias name in your apache config file. Don’t worry, keep reading and it will be clear to you.
Go to your django site directory and run
This will copy all static files including admin css, image, js files into your STATIC_ROOT. Now check your “static” folder, you should see “admin” folder which has “css”, “img” and “js” sub-folders.
Modify corresponding apache config files under /etc/apache2/sites-available/ folder.
where “/static/” is your STATIC_URL and “/dir/to/your/static/” will be the location of your “static” folder which is your STATIC_ROOT.
You are all set! Restart your apache and checkout your admin page.