Hello! This article presents Django Admin Star, the PyPi integration of this iconic design for Django. The latest stable version is provided by Star Admin maintainers, including Dark Mode (sidebar), widgets, charts, and authentication pages. The product can be used in any Django project (new or legacy) that needs a modern design with Star Admin design DNA. Thanks for reading!
✨ What's in the box
This library can be installed and used with minimum effort and configuration. Once installed, the design covers the following:
- ✅ Admin Section reserved for Django superusers
- ✅ All Django.contrib.AUTH pages + Registration
- ✅ Pages for common users: Dashboard, Widgets, Forms
For those in a rush, this video material explains how to start fast with this library using the playground project.
✨ How to use it
As mentioned before, the library can be used in a new Django project or for legacy projects that need a small UI boost in order to look better. In the following section, I will mention the installation steps as listed on the official PyPi Page.
👉 Step #1 - Install the library
$ pip install django-admin-star
👉 Step #2 - Update the INSTALLED_APPS section of the project
INSTALLED_APPS = ( ... 'admin_star.apps.AdminStarConfig', # <-- NEW 'django.contrib.admin', )
Make sure the
StarAdmin line is above
django.contrib.admin in order to overwrite the Django defaults.
👉 Step #3 - Update project routing to include the theme URLs
from django.urls import path, include urlpatterns = [ ... path('', include('admin_star.urls')), # <-- NEW ]
👉 Step #4 - Migrate & start the project
$ # Set up the database $ python manage.py makemigrations $ python manage.py migrate $ $ # Create the superuser $ python manage.py createsuperuser $ $ # Start the application (development mode) $ python manage.py runserver # default port 8000
At this point, the Star Admin styling should cover all sections: authentication, the admin section reserved for superusers, and pages for common users.
👉 Star Admin Django - UI Elements page
✨ Star Admin
For those without much time or patience to manually configure the project, a playground app is also available with all the above steps already crafted.
👉 Django Admin Star