[Fixed]-Django 1.7 upgrade error: AppRegistryNotReady: Models aren't loaded yet


The problem is with this line (“/Users/Name/Dev/tps/products/models.py”, line 127):


You try to reference a model at the import time. It is no longer possible in Django 1.7. Django 1.7 allows you to use your models only after all of the applications are loaded. You should move this call to the ready callback of AppConfig, like this:

from django.apps import AppConfig

class ProductsConfig(AppConfig):
    name = 'products'

    def ready(self):
        Product = self.get_model('Product')

Then you should reference this AppConfig in the __init__.py of your products app:

default_app_config = 'products.apps.ProductsConfig'

Where apps is the name of the module where you put the config.

Relevant Django doc: https://docs.djangoproject.com/en/dev/ref/applications/

Overall, because of this change, migrating to Django 1.7 is not as easy as one would like it to be. Here are some troubleshooting tips: https://docs.djangoproject.com/en/1.7/ref/applications/#troubleshooting


I was getting this error when I updated my django project template to 1.7. One thing that changed is the wsgi.py file so that needed some updating. Here is my traceback:

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/gunicorn/workers/sync.py", line 93, in handle
    self.handle_request(listener, req, client, addr)
  File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/gunicorn/workers/sync.py", line 134, in handle_request
    respiter = self.wsgi(environ, resp.start_response)
  File "/home/kpmteam/staging/deploys/20141029-115625/site/lib/django/core/handlers/wsgi.py", line 168, in __call__
  File "/home/kpmteam/staging/deploys/20141029-115625/site/lib/django/core/handlers/base.py", line 46, in load_middleware
    mw_instance = mw_class()
  File "/home/kpmteam/staging/deploys/20141029-115625/site/lib/django/middleware/locale.py", line 23, in __init__
    for url_pattern in get_resolver(None).url_patterns:
  File "/home/kpmteam/staging/deploys/20141029-115625/site/lib/django/core/urlresolvers.py", line 372, in url_patterns
    patterns = getattr(self.urlconf_module, "urlpatterns", self.urlconf_module)
  File "/home/kpmteam/staging/deploys/20141029-115625/site/lib/django/core/urlresolvers.py", line 366, in urlconf_module
    self._urlconf_module = import_module(self.urlconf_name)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/importlib/__init__.py", line 37, in import_module
  File "/home/kpmteam/staging/site/kpm/urls.py", line 7, in <module>
  File "/home/kpmteam/staging/deploys/20141029-115625/site/lib/django/contrib/admin/__init__.py", line 23, in autodiscover
    autodiscover_modules('admin', register_to=site)
  File "/home/kpmteam/staging/deploys/20141029-115625/site/lib/django/utils/module_loading.py", line 67, in autodiscover_modules
    for app_config in apps.get_app_configs():
  File "/home/kpmteam/staging/deploys/20141029-115625/site/lib/django/apps/registry.py", line 137, in get_app_configs
  File "/home/kpmteam/staging/deploys/20141029-115625/site/lib/django/apps/registry.py", line 124, in check_apps_ready
    raise AppRegistryNotReady("Apps aren't loaded yet.")
AppRegistryNotReady: Apps aren't loaded yet.

This is what the wsgi.py file looked like:

import os
os.environ.setdefault("DJANGO_SETTINGS_MODULE", "settings")
import django.core.handlers.wsgi
application = django.core.handlers.wsgi.WSGIHandler()

And now (running Django 1.7 with gunicorn 19.1.0):

import os
os.environ.setdefault("DJANGO_SETTINGS_MODULE", "settings")
from django.core.wsgi import get_wsgi_application
application = get_wsgi_application()

Changing the last two lines fixed it. Note your DJANGO_SETTINGS_MODULE might be different, typically it is “project_name.settings”



I’m late to the party, but if you’re using django-registration, you’ll have to switch to django-regitration-redux.


See this answer: Django-registration compatibility issue with django 1.7


I found the solution doing:

import django


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