#29990: Error in part 7 of the tutorial
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               Reporter:  sdabhi23       |          Owner:  sdabhi23
                   Type:  Bug            |         Status:  assigned
              Component:  Documentation  |        Version:  2.1
               Severity:  Normal         |       Keywords:  documentation
           Triage Stage:  Unreviewed     |      Has patch:  0
    Needs documentation:  0              |    Needs tests:  0
Patch needs improvement:  0              |  Easy pickings:  1
                  UI/UX:  0              |
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 The code given at https://docs.djangoproject.com/en/2.1/intro/tutorial07
 /#customizing-your-project-s-templates is incorrect and misleading as the
 BASE_DIR variable points to the root of the main project directory as we
 can see from the code snipppet:

 {{{
 # Build paths inside the project like this: os.path.join(BASE_DIR, ...)
 BASE_DIR = os.path.dirname(os.path.dirname(os.path.abspath(__file__)))

 # BASE_DIR  points to: ...\mysite\
 # The tutorial assumes that it points to: ...\mysite\mysite
 }}}

 Hence the code in question should be changed to:

 {{{
 TEMPLATES = [
     {
         'BACKEND': 'django.template.backends.django.DjangoTemplates',
         'DIRS': [os.path.join(os.path.join(BASE_DIR, 'basic'),
 'templates')], #This line has been changed
         'APP_DIRS': True,
         'OPTIONS': {
             'context_processors': [
                 'django.template.context_processors.debug',
                 'django.template.context_processors.request',
                 'django.contrib.auth.context_processors.auth',
                 'django.contrib.messages.context_processors.messages',
             ],
         },
     },
 ]
 }}}

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Ticket URL: <https://code.djangoproject.com/ticket/29990>
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