Django 5 - Open-Source Samples

A curated list with open-source starters and templates crafted on top of Django 5, the latest version of this popular framework.

Django 5 Open-Source Samples - A curated list
Django 5 Open-Source Samples - A curated list

Hello Coders!

As announced on the official Django site, the Django 5 Release is out. For newcomers, Django emphasizes rapid development, clean and pragmatic design, and follows the "Don't Repeat Yourself" (DRY) principle.

Django 5 Release Highlights

This section provides a short presentation of the new features shipped in this version. For a full release log, please access the official page.

✅ Python Compatibility

Django 5.x supports Python 3.10, 3.11, and 3.12. Please note the 4.2.x versions are the last to support Python 3.8 and 3.9.

✅ Facet filters in the admin

Facet counts are now shown for applied filters in the admin change list when toggled on via the UI. This behavior can be changed via the new ModelAdmin.show_facets attribute.

✅ Simplified templates for form field rendering

Django 5.x introduces two new concepts that simplify the rendering of the related elements of a Django form field such as its label, widget, help text, and errors.

  • field group
  • field group templates

✅ Database-computed default values

The new field added, Field.db_default, parameter sets a database-computed default value.

✅ Database generated model field

The new GeneratedField allows the creation of database-generated columns.

Regarding this MAJOR release, let's mention a few starters that already use this new version of Django.

Django v5 Datta Able

The product uses the version Django==5.0a1, and is also configured with an API Generator, Dynamic DataTables module, Docker, and CI/Cd Flow for Render and DeployPRO. UI is provided by CodedThemes, a well-known design agency on top of Datta Able design.

Django v5 Datta Able (enhanced with dark mode) - Open-Source Seed project generated by AppSeed.
Django v5 Datta Able - Open-Source Starter

Django v5 Volt Dashboard

Open-source Django Dashboard built on top of a modern design. Volt Dashboard is a free and open-source Bootstrap 5 Admin Dashboard featuring over 100 components, 11 example pages, and 3 plugins with Vanilla JS. There are more than 100 free Bootstrap 5 components included some of them being buttons, alerts, modals, and date pickers.

Django v5 Volt Dashboard - Open-Source Starter generated by AppSeed.
Django v5 Volt Dashboard - Open-Source Starter

Django v5 Soft Dashboard

Open-source Django project crafted on top of Soft UI Dashboard, an open-source Bootstrap 5 design from Creative-Tim. Designed for those who like bold elements and beautiful websites. Made of hundreds of elements, designed blocks, and fully coded pages, Soft UI Dashboard is ready to help you create stunning websites and web apps.

Django v5 Admin Soft - Template project for Django provided by AppSeed.
Django v5 Admin Soft - Open-Source Template project

In Summary

Since its first release in 2003, Django has been continuously improved by a super-active community where all the new features are discussed, voted, implemented, and later released.

Today, Django continues to be a widely used and respected web framework, with an active community of developers and a rich ecosystem of packages and extensions.

✅ Resources