Django Admin Template - Volt Bootstrap 5

Open-source Django Admin Template for styling the default Admin Section: Django Dashboard Volt can be downloaded and used as a package via PyPi.

Django Admin Template Volt - Open-source Admin Template
Django Admin Template Volt - Open-source Admin Template

This article presents an open-source Django Admin Template that after the installation overwrites the default admin interface (all widgets). This Django Template is crafted on top of Bootstrap 5 using the latest version without a jQuery dependency. For newcomers, Django is a leading web framework coded and actively supported by experienced developers that provides a default admin interface. Django Template Volt aims to enhance the admin section with a responsive layout and more appealing components and widgets. Thanks for reading!

Django Admin Template Volt - Edit Users Page

The product can be downloaded and used via PyPi (as a Python package) using PIP:

$ pip install django-admin-volt
// OR
$ pip install git+
Django Admin Template Volt - PIP Install

Once the installation is complete, the next step is to update the Django configuration with a few things to activate the template:

πŸ‘‰ Step #1 - Add admin_volt to INSTALLED_APPS node in project settings

Django Admin Template Volt - Update Settings

πŸ‘‰ Step #2 - Check django.template.context_processors.request is enabled

            'BACKEND': 'django.template.backends.django.DjangoTemplates',
            'DIRS': [],
            'APP_DIRS': True,
            'OPTIONS': {
                'context_processors': [
Django Admin Template Volt - Templates Configuration

As specified by the product documentation, for legacy apps built with Django 1.8 (of bellow) the context processors should be specified using a different syntax:

    from django.conf import global_settings

Django Admin Template Volt - Legacy Apps Configuration 

πŸ‘‰ Step #3 - Create the superuser and access the admin section

$ # Create Admin User
$ python createsuperuser
$ # Start the application (development mode)
$ python runserver # default port 8000
Django Admin Template Volt - Start App

Access the admin section in the browser:

✨ Django Dashboard Volt

This is an open-source Django Seed project that used the same UI as the admin template. The product can be downloaded and used directly from Github, without a registration lock. For more information about this Django dashboard, feel free to access the product page hosted by AppSeed:

Django Dashboard Volt Β open-source seed project - Product Features:
  • Up-to-date dependencies: Django 3.2.6 LTS
  • SCSS compilation via Gulp
  • SQLite Database, Django Native ORM
  • Modular design, clean code-base
  • Session-Based Authentication, Forms validation
  • Deployment scripts: Docker, Gunicorn / Nginx
Django Admin Template - Volt Dashboard Design (login, logout flow).
Django Admin Template - Animated Presentation. 

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