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Django Admin Customization: Adding Custom Views in Django admin

Django Admin Customization: Adding Custom Views in Django admin

Expand the functionality of Django Admin with custom views

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Gaurav Sharma
·Dec 25, 2022·

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Hey everyone!

If you're a Django developer, you know that the Django Admin interface is a convenient tool for managing your project's data. But did you know that you can also add custom views to Django Admin to expand its functionality?

Custom views in Django Admin allow you to create custom pages or actions that are accessible from the admin interface. This can be useful for tasks that don't fit neatly into the standard CRUD (create, read, update, delete) operations, or for adding custom functionality to the admin interface.

To create a custom view in Django Admin, you'll need to define a function and decorate it with @admin.site.admin_view or @admin.site.login_required.

Here's an example of how to do this:

# myapp/admin.py

from django.contrib import admin

@admin.site.login_required
def my_custom_view(request):
    # perform some custom action
    # ...
    return render(request, 'my_custom_template.html')

# register the custom view
admin.site.register_view('my-custom-view/', view=my_custom_view, name='My Custom View')

Now, you can access the custom view by visiting /admin/my-custom-view/ in your browser.

Custom views in Django Admin can be a great way to add extra functionality or tailor the admin interface to your specific needs. Don't be afraid to experiment and see what works best for your project.

Happy coding!

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