Django Admin

Create a super user

./ createsuperuser

Go to <your-ip>/admin

Registering our model

Changing Administration Name

Add a template in <root>/template/admin/base-site.html, that is the a template with a namespace for the admin app

base-site.html ships with the django source code in django.contrib.admin.templates.admin

We override the django file and change the title

This can be done with any django base templates

Reordering Fields

Django always puts fields it displays in the order from the model


    class QuizAdmin(admin.ModelAdmin):
        fields = ['course', 'title', 'description', 'order', 'total_questions'], QuizAdmin)

List and Detail View

List view shows all objects in a list Detail view shows details of a single object

If a list grows so big we can add a search_fields attribute to the ModelAdmin class

This adds a search box to the listview

    class CourseAdmin(admin.ModelAdmin):
        search_fields = ['title', 'description'], CourseAdmin)


You can add filters to a model to quickly filter data with list_filter

    list_filter = ['created_at', 'is_live']

Filters can also be stacked

Custom Filters

Inherit from SimpleListFilter

    class YearListFilter(admin.SimpleListFilter):
        # title is what comes after "by"
        title = 'year created'

        # what shows in url
        parameter_name = 'year'

        # creates clickable links in sidebar
        # first element is what shows on front, second element shows in url
        def lookups(self, request, model_admin):
            return (
                        ('2015', '2015'),
                        ('2016', '2016'),

        # returns data
        def queryset(self, request, queryset):
            if self.value() == '2015':
                return queryset.filter(created_at__gte=date(2015, 1, 1),
                                        created_at__lte=date(2016, 12, 31),
            if self.value() == '2016':
                return queryset.filter(created_at__gte=date(2016, 1, 1),
                                        created_at__lte=date(2017, 12, 31),

Then add this filter to the filters for model

        list_filter = [YearListFilter]

Show fields instead of str

Use the list_display variable

List also becomes sortable

Add to admin model class

    list_display = ['title', 'created_at']

Making Listview Editable

Can only make editable, attributes that are in the list_display

Recursive import

Sometimes if you add the import to the top of a file that is importing a different file you get recursive import

To get around that you can do the import within a classes function

Adding more calculated / computed fields

If you add a function to a model,then that actually becomes an attribute of the model instance or record

So you can created computed fields and then just add the function name to list_display to have it display

    list_editable = ['title', 'description']

Careful could cause a race condition where 2 people are editing at the same time

Adding sections to the detail view

In a ModelAdmin:

    class TextAdmin(admin.ModelAdmin):
        fieldsets = (
            (None, {
                'fields': ('course', 'title', 'order', 'description')
            ('Add Content', {
                'fields': ('content',),
                'classes': ('collapse',)

The tuple first attribute has the name of the section. classes sets the class and allows to be collapsed initially

Make a field a radio button instead of select

    radio_fields = {
        'quiz': admin.HORIZONTAL

TabularInline and StackedInline

    class AnswerInline(admin.TabularInline):
        model = models.Answer

A custom edit and update template

Make a copy of contents of env/lib/python3.6/site-packages/django/contrib/admin/templates/admin/change_form.html and put that into templates/admin/<app_name>/<model_name>/change_form.html

Do the same for env/lib/python3.6/site-packages/django/contrib/admin/templates/admin/includes/fieldset.html into templates/admin/<app_name>/<model_name>/includes/fieldset.html

In change_form.html change the path to the new fieldset

To this: {% include "admin/courses/course/includes/fieldset.html" %}

Custom Bulk Custom Admin Actions

Define a function in the root of that does the action

    def make_published(modeladmin, request, queryset):
        queryset.update(status='p', is_live=True)

Add a short_desription for that function

    make_published.short_description = "Mark selected courses as published"

Then add it to the ModelAdmin action:

    class CourseAdmin(admin.ModelAdmin):
        actions = [make_published]