Same value for MEDIA_ROOT and STATIC_ROOT¶
According to Django’s documentation,
STATIC_ROOT must have different values. Before STATIC_ROOT was introduced,
MEDIA_ROOT was also used (as fallback) to also serve static files. As this can have serious security implications, Django has validation checks to prevent it.
STATIC_ROOT point to the same folder.
""" settings.py """ # Media and static root are identical STATIC_ROOT = '/path/to/my/static/files' MEDIA_ROOT = '/path/to/my/static/files'
MEDIA_ROOT point to different folders.
""" settings.py """ STATIC_ROOT = '/path/to/my/static/files' MEDIA_ROOT = '/path/to/my/media/files'