django-admin-interface is a modern responsive flat admin interface customizable by the admin itself.



  • Beautiful default django-theme
  • Themes management and customization (you can customize admin title, logo and colors)
  • Responsive
  • List filter dropdown (optional)
  • NEW Related modal (instead of the old popup window, optional)
  • NEW Environment name/marker
  • NEW Language chooser
  • Compatibility / Style optimizations for:
    • django-ckeditor
    • django-dynamic-raw-id
    • django-json-widget
    • django-modeltranslation
    • django-tabbed-admin
    • sorl-thumbnail


  • Run pip install django-admin-interface
  • Add admin_interface, flat_responsive, flat and colorfield to settings.INSTALLED_APPS before django.contrib.admin
    'flat_responsive', # only if django version < 2.0
    'flat', # only if django version < 1.9

X_FRAME_OPTIONS='SAMEORIGIN' # only if django version >= 3.0
  • Run python migrate
  • Run python collectstatic
  • Restart your application server


  • Run pip install django-admin-interface --upgrade
  • Run python migrate (add --fake-initial if you are upgrading from 0.1.0 version)
  • Run python collectstatic --clear
  • Restart your application server

Optional themes

This package ships with optional themes as fixtures, they can be installed using the loaddata admin command. Optional themes are activated on installation.

Django theme (default):

Run python loaddata admin_interface_theme_django.json

Bootstrap theme:

Run python loaddata admin_interface_theme_bootstrap.json

Foundation theme:

Run python loaddata admin_interface_theme_foundation.json

U.S. Web Design Standards theme:

Run python loaddata admin_interface_theme_uswds.json

Add more themes

You can add a theme you've created through the admin to this repository by sending us a PR. Here are the steps to follow to add:

  1. Export your exact theme as fixture using the dumpdata admin command: python dumpdata admin_interface.Theme --indent 4 -o admin_interface_theme_{{name}}.json --pks=N

  2. Copy the generated json file into the fixtures folder (making sure its name starts with admin_interface_theme_ to avoid clashes with fixtures that might be provided by other third party apps).

  3. Remove the "pk" from the fixture and make sure the active field is set to true (in this way a theme is automatically activated when installed).

  4. Edit the section above to document your theme.

Add theme support to third-party libraries

You can add theme support to existing third-party libraries using the following css variables:

  • --admin-interface-title-color
  • --admin-interface-logo-color
  • --admin-interface-env-color
  • --admin-interface-header-background-color:
  • --admin-interface-header-text-color
  • --admin-interface-header-link-color
  • --admin-interface-header-link_hover-color
  • --admin-interface-module-background-color
  • --admin-interface-module-text-color
  • --admin-interface-module-link-color
  • --admin-interface-module-link-hover-color
  • --admin-interface-generic-link-color
  • --admin-interface-generic-link-hover-color
  • --admin-interface-save-button-background-color
  • --admin-interface-save-button-background-hover-color
  • --admin-interface-save-button-text-color
  • --admin-interface-delete-button-background-color
  • --admin-interface-delete-button-background-hover-color
  • --admin-interface-delete-button-text-color
  • --admin-interface-related-modal-background-color
  • --admin-interface-related-modal-background-opacity


Admin login


Admin dashboard


Admin themes management


Admin theme customization



  • I already have a custom base_site.html, how can I make it work?

You can use django-apptemplates, then add {% extends "admin_interface:admin/base_site.html" %} to your base_site.html


# create python virtual environment
virtualenv testing_django_admin_interface

# activate virtualenv
cd testing_django_admin_interface && . bin/activate

# clone repo
git clone src && cd src

# install dependencies
pip install -r requirements.txt

# run tests
# or
python test
# or
python -m django test --settings "tests.settings"


Released under MIT License.

See also

  • django-colorfield - simple color field for models with a nice color-picker in the admin. ?

  • django-extra-settings - config and manage typed extra settings using just the django admin. ⚙️

  • django-maintenance-mode - shows a 503 error page when maintenance-mode is on. ? ?️

  • django-redirects - redirects with full control. ↪️

  • django-treenode - probably the best abstract model / admin for your tree based stuff. ?

  • python-benedict - dict subclass with keylist/keypath support, I/O shortcuts (base64, csv, json, pickle, plist, query-string, toml, xml, yaml) and many utilities. ?

  • python-codicefiscale - encode/decode Italian fiscal codes - codifica/decodifica del Codice Fiscale. ?? ?

  • python-fsutil - file-system utilities for lazy devs. ?‍♂️

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