Django version 4 - Free Templates

A curated list with opensource starters and templates updated to the latest Django version - AdminLTE, CoreUI, Datta Able.

Django v4 - A curated list with Templates
Django v4 - A curated list with Templates

Hello! This article presents a curated list with free starters and templates updated to the latest Django version - v4.1. All mentioned products can be downloaded from Github (MIT License) and used for commercial end-products or simply for eLearning activities. Thanks for reading!


✨ Django 4 Updates

The Django framework got an update in December from v3.2.6 to v4.0 with a few improvements and breaking changes highlighted below:

  • zoneInfo becomes the default time zone
  • Template-based form rendering
  • Built-in RedisCache backend powered by redis-py
  • scrypt password hasher (more powerful than PBKDF2)
  • Deprecated support for PostgreSQL v9.6 and Oracle v12.2
  • CSRF_TRUSTED_ORIGINS might be required in configuration

For more information feel free to access the official Django v4.x release page.


✨ Starters Features

All projects are generated by AppSeed using a common set of features inherited by all starters:

  • Up-to-date dependencies - all packages
  • Modern UI - mostly Bootstrap 5 Kits
  • SCSS compilation via Gulp
  • DB Tools: SQLite Database, Django Native ORM
  • Session-Based Authentication, Forms validation
  • Deployment: Docker, Gunicorn / Nginx

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✨ Django Datta Able

Datta Able is a Lite Admin Template, around all other Lite/Free admin templates in the market. It comes with high feature-rich pages and components with fully developer-centric code.

The product can be compiled and started in a local environment using the Docker setup shipped with the product:

Step #1 - Clone sources from Github
$ git clone https://github.com/app-generator/django-datta-able.git
$ cd django-datta-able
Django 4 Datta Able - Clone Sources
Step #2 - Start in Docker
$ docker-compose up --build 
Django 4 Datta Able - Start in Docker

Once all commands are executed, we should be able to access the app in the browser, register new users, and authenticate.

Django 4 Datta Able - GIF animated presentation.
Django 4 Datta Able - GIF animated presentation.

✨ Django Material Dashboard

Designed for those who like bold elements and beautiful websites, Material Dashboard 2 is ready to help you create stunning websites and web apps. Material Dashboard 2 is built with over 60 frontend individual elements, like buttons, inputs, navbars, nav tabs, cards, or alerts, giving you the freedom of choosing and combining.

Django Material Dashboard 2 - Charts & Widgets.
Django Material Dashboard 2 - Charts & Widgets.

✨ Django Soft UI Design

Soft UI Design System is a premium Bootstrap 5 UI Kit designed by Creative-Tim designed for those who like bold elements and beautiful websites.

Django Soft UI Design - Open-Source Starter
Django Soft UI Design - Open-Source Starter

✨ Star Admin Django

Star Admin is a beautifully designed admin template featuring a fine selection of useful Bootstrap components and elements. The pre-built pages of the templates are intuitive and very well-designed.

Django Star Admin - Charts Page.
Django Star Admin - Charts Page

✨ Django CoreUI

CoreUI is an Open Source Bootstrap Admin Template. But CoreUI is not just another Admin Template. It goes way beyond hitherto admin templates thanks to transparent code and file structure. And if that's not enough, let’s just add that CoreUI consists bunch of unique features and over 1000 high-quality icons.

Django CoreUI - Charts Page.
Django CoreUI - Charts Page

✨ Django Material Kit

Designed for those who like bold elements and beautiful websites, Material Kit 2 is ready to help you create stunning websites and web apps. Material Kit 2 is built with over 60 frontend individual elements, like buttons, inputs, navbars, nav tabs, cards, or alerts, giving you the freedom of choosing and combining.

Django 4 Material Kit - Cover Section.
Django 4 Material Kit - Cover Section.

✨ Django AdminLTE

AdminLTE is one of the best open-source admin dashboard & control panel theme. Built on top of Bootstrap, AdminLTE provides a range of responsive, reusable, and commonly used components. Django is a high-level Python Web framework that encourages rapid development and clean, pragmatic design.

Django 4 AdminLTE - Charts & Widgets.
Django 4 AdminLTE - Charts & Widgets.

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