3 How to Use Django HTML Templates

In your accounts/views.py file, update your home view function from using the HttpResponse to using the render method so that we can use a seperate HTML file (or template) in order to render the page:

def home(request):
    return render(request, 'accounts/login.html')

Now we need to create that accounts/login.html' file that our view is now referencing above. By default, Django is going to look for templates in a folder called templates within each Django app. Let’s create templates/accounts/login.html within the accounts app.

Now that we’ve got the template created, add some HTML inside there so that we can test that it is being rendered as expected:

        Welcome! You can login here!

You should now be able to preview everything by going to the same url localhost:8000/account. There are many advantages of using HTML templates to design your website. They offer much greater flexibility when it comes to adding static or dynamic content, they are more flexible and much easier to style by using a CSS file.