ImportError: No module named django.core.wsgi

This error typically occurs when there's an issue with the Python environment or the Django installation. To troubleshoot this "ImportError: No module named django.core.wsgi" error, follow these steps:

  1. Check Python Installation: Ensure Python is installed on your system and properly configured.

  2. Virtual Environment: Use a virtual environment to manage dependencies and avoid conflicts.

  3. Install Django: Use pip to install Django within your virtual environment. Run: bash pip install django

  4. Activation: Activate your virtual environment.

  5. On Windows: bash path/to/venv/Scripts/activate
  6. On macOS and Linux: bash source path/to/venv/bin/activate

  7. Verify Django Installation: Confirm Django is installed within the activated environment by running: bash python -m django --version

  8. Check Django Project Structure: Ensure the Django project has the correct structure and contains a file.

  9. Check PYTHONPATH: Confirm that the directory containing Django is added to the PYTHONPATH environment variable.

  10. Check WSGI Configuration: Ensure the WSGI configuration in your Django project points to the correct Django settings module.

For instance, in your WSGI file (, you might have: ```python import os from django.core.wsgi import get_wsgi_application

os.environ.setdefault('DJANGO_SETTINGS_MODULE', 'your_project.settings')

application = get_wsgi_application() ```

  1. Dependencies: Double-check if any other dependencies or requirements might conflict with Django.

  2. Restart Server: If running Django through a server (e.g., Apache, Nginx), restart the server after making changes.

  3. Error Logs: Examine error logs or console outputs for more detailed information if the issue persists.

By following these steps, you can address the "ImportError: No module named django.core.wsgi" error and ensure Django is properly configured and accessible within your project.