Ah I solved it (Thanks to the group's help leading me in the right direction) !
It turns out that no django apps were getting the templates by default. No templates = no css = ugly site I'll explain what I did to help any hapless searchers who may have the same issue (with Webfaction django-trunk 1.11 (IIRC) it seems) (note: I called my media folder "static") (note: If indeed you are using webfaction, your /PATH/TO/APP will be something like /home/<user>/webapps/<application>/<django-project>) First: ln -s /PATH/TO/DJANGO/contrib/admin/media /PATH/TO/APP/static/admin ln -s /PATH/TO/DJANGO/contrib/admin/media/templates/admin /PATH/TO/ APP/templates/admin (you could copy instead of linking these if you want) Next: I had to set more things in settings.py (the end "/" is important!) media root = /PATH/TO/APP/static/ media url = http://subdomain.whatever.com/static/ admin_media_prefix = 'http://subdomain.whatever.com/static/admin/' template_dirs = /PATH/TO/APP/templates FINALLY : I had to tell apache to serve up static content the way Webfaction likes it. (see their docs on serving static content and point the link to /PATH/ TO/APP/static) Then I had to restart apache Finally works! Thanks for the leads! On Jul 7, 7:57 am, Samuel Harvey <kephnosanagen...@gmail.com> wrote: > On Mon, Jul 6, 2009 at 9:22 PM, Lagg<l.e.wilkow...@gmail.com> wrote: > > > I just installed Satchmo per the installation directions. > > > The store looks as advertised, but the admin area is completely > > without style/colors/images. It looks like just basic html thrown on > > the page. (nothing at all like the default django admin) > > > Is this the default behavior , or am I missing something? > > > Thanks in advance > > This is an issue with your Django configuration. First, make sure that > MEDIA_ROOT in settings.py is set to your static media folder. Then, if > you're using a UNIX-like OS: > > ln -s /PATH/TO/DJANGO/contrib/admin/media /PATH/TO/MEDIA_ROOT/admin > > If you're in Windows, you'll have to dig around some more or wait for > someone else to give you an answer. > > Also, it's generally considered a good idea to have a separate > lightweight webserver handling your static media. I'm using nginx and > apache2, but I've heard of people using all sorts of combinations. > > Sam --~--~---------~--~----~------------~-------~--~----~ You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Satchmo users" group. To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org To unsubscribe from this group, send email to satchmo-users+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/satchmo-users?hl=en -~----------~----~----~----~------~----~------~--~---