It is pretty easy in 2.2+, just add to your settings:
STATICFILES_STORAGE = 'django.contrib.staticfiles.storage.ManifestStaticFilesStorage'
Don’t forget to set:
DEBUG = False
collectstatic. This way Django will run over all of your files and search for them in your statics directory.
ValueError: the file <file_path> could not be found
Be careful with urls – they might work on the website, but it the storage module may not identify the paths correctly. This error occurs:
ValueError: The file 'css/plugins/fonts/fontawesome-webfont.eot' could not be found with <django.contrib.staticfiles.storage.ManifestStaticFilesStorage object at 0x12ae4e220>.
Because it has a path like this
You need to make it relative:
RuntimeError: Max post-process passes exceeded.
If you see an error like this:
Post-processing 'All' failed! RuntimeError: Max post-process passes exceeded.
Then check your
@import statements – remove the commented once and try to find where the import is circular.
Versioning does not tolerate uncarefully made static files. You may spend a few hours removing rudimental imports, files, altering paths, removing urls to non-existent files. That’s totally normal.