Django JET is a great library to modernize your classic Django admin panel into something modern, styling and customizable admin panel.
For comparison, here is how the classic Django admin panel looks like:
After customization, it will look something like this:
Looks cool, huh? Let's customize the admin panel and make it look cool.
First install the Django Jet Reboot package in your Django project.
pip install django-jet-reboot
jetpackage at the top of your
INSTALLED_APPSlist in the Django
settings.pyfile, it is important to note that the
jetpackage should be added at the top of the
INSTALLED_APPSlist so that all the admin templates can be overridden.
INSTALLED_APPS = [ 'jet', ... ]
Now you have to open our root
urls.pyfile and add this url path at the top of the
... urlpatterns = [ path('jet/', include('jet.urls', 'jet')), path('admin/', include(admin.site.urls)), ... ) ...
You are all setup, just run the migrate command and your new admin theme has been installed.
python manage.py migrate jet
Let’s do one last thing, which is to change the color of our new theme. (This is optional, you can skip to the next step). Just open the
settings.pyfile, and add this code at the end to change the color of new Django admin theme.
JET_DEFAULT_THEME = 'light-violet'
You have other color options such as:
Now your admin will look something like this:
Any doubts? Write it down in the comments.
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