cookiecutter-django-rest: django.core.exceptions.AppRegistryNotReady: Apps aren't loaded yet.

I am having this issue. any clue? this is my repo -

2018-01-12T07:31:56.187555+00:00 app[web.1]: raise AppRegistryNotReady("Apps aren't loaded yet.") 2018-01-12T07:31:56.187582+00:00 app[web.1]: django.core.exceptions.AppRegistryNotReady: Apps aren't loaded yet.

some errors before that - (screenshot -

Very cool starter kit for drf btw! the best I’ve seen

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  • Created 6 years ago
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@agconti works for me too. awesome thanks!!

@agconti I can confirm that that fixes the issue for me

@joshua-s awesome – thanks for letting me know! ✨

Hey @rustanacexd and @joshua-s,

Can you confirm that your heroku apps have an environmental variable called DJANGO_SECRET? If so, can you rename it to DJANGO_SECRET_KEY and see if your app runs correctly 🎉 ?

@agconti unfortunately, it is not. I have invited you as a collaborator to two of them. The first is my original repo; the second is basically a vanilla usage of the cookiecutter that I tried. If you require access to heroku or have any questions, feel free to email me at

wait i’ll re create a new fresh copy for the last time and see. i’ll update you here