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Jacqueline McKinney
Jacqueline McKinney
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(Django) What does adding the static function with parameters for MEDIA_URL or STATIC_URL to urlpatterns do in urls.py?

I followed an upload file tutorial (https://godjango.com/35-upload-files/) for Django and I do have it working. I just have no clue, why you have to or what it accomplishes to have the static function appended to the end. Why do I need it?

from django.conf.urls.static import static

urlpatterns = patterns('',

) + static(settings.MEDIA_URL, document_root=settings.MEDIA_ROOT)

I've also looked here for an explanation: