The Django Admin ultimate guide
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The Django Admin ultimate guide

About the Book

Learn everything you need to know about Django Admin and how to push it a step further, including how to rebrand templates with a complete new design.

About the Author

Surbier Christophe
Surbier Christophe

Christophe Surbier is a mobile freelance developer since 2009.

He has done iOS native development during 8 years before switching to **Ionic** development in 2017.

At this day, he developed more than two hundred mobile applications of different kind and for different customers or companies. Most of these applications were associated with a backend developed in Django. He also running personal projects such as [Ionic and Django Tutorial](, [Ionic and Django Kickoff]( and [Django Admin Tutorial]( websites.


Christophe Surbier a passé presque vingt ans dans les nouvelles technologies, en tant que développeur, manager, responsable technique, pour ensuite se spécialiser dans le développement d’applications iOS en 2008. Il en a réalisé plus de 150 à ce jour.

En 2017, il bascule sur le développement d’applications hybride à l’aide du framework IONIC.

Grâce à ses nombreuses années d’expérience, il possède une vision transversale nécessaire à l’élaboration des applications mobiles.

Un savoir-faire qui prend en compte, dès le départ, les performances.

Il est désormais Consultant/Freelance en développement mobile.

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Table of Contents

Written for Django 2.x 7 Python 3.x


Django admin configuration

  • Creating models
  • Creating fake data
  • Adding models to admin
  • Displaying models
  • Filtering models
  • Searching
  • Improve performances

Extend functionalities

  • list_display : add custom fields
  • list_display : custom links
  • list_display : add actions
  • Add actions with intermediate page
  • list_display : add custom filter
  • list_display : display a database view
  • list_display : proxying a model
  • list_display : change field empty value
  • list_display : using inlines
  • change_view : show uneditable fields
  • ModelAdmin methods


  • Admin basics customisation
  • Custom admin class and templates
  • Adding chart.js
  • Adding bootstrap
  • Custom index_page
  • Ordering models on index_page
  • Admin login page customisation

Advance customisation

  • Admin new branding
  • Rebrand base.html
  • Rebrand index.html
  • Rebrand change_list.html
  • Add view to index.html

Access and right management

  • Duplicate admin access
  • Manage admin permissions for users and groups
  • Override permissions
  • Filter models content

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