[Fixed]-Is there a way to render a html page without view model?


For static HTML you could use Flatpages app.

You could also serve rendered templates (which could contain only static HTML) but you will need a view:

from django.shortcuts import render_to_response
def some_view(request):
   return render_to_response('sometemplate.html')

About redirection, basically you can’t redirect to HTML page by just giving the filename, even if it were statically served by the web server you would still be using a URL that points to that file.


direct_to_template no longer works in Django 1.8. Here is how to do it in 1.8, in the urls.py:

from django.views.generic import TemplateView

urlpatterns = [
    url(r'^$', TemplateView.as_view(template_name="your_static.html"), name='whatever'),


You can render a template without a view using the generic view direct_to_template.

Redirecting to success.html isn’t the way to go in django since success.html doesn’t have an associated URL. You always have to bind the template to an url via a view (direct_to_template is a view which gets all its arguments from the conf in urls.py, but it’s still a view)


I’m pretty sure this isn’t what OP wanted to do, but if someone wants to render something without a view, (for sending an email or appending to other html code), you can use this:

from django.template.loader import render_to_string
html = render_to_string('template.html', params)


Use lambda function.

urlpatterns = [
    path('', lambda request: render(request, 'homepage.html'))

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