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Simple and extensible admin interface framework for Flask

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This is library for building adminstrative interface on top of Flask framework.

Instead of providing simple scaffolding for the SQLAlchemy models, Flask-Admin provides tools that can be used to build adminstrative interface of any complexity, using consistent look and feel.

Small example (Flask initialization omitted):

app = Flask(__name__)

admin = Admin()
admin.add_view(ModelView(User, db.session))
admin.add_view(GalleryManager(name='Photos', category='Cats'))

If you’re looking for 0.x version of the Flask-Admin written by Andy Wilson, check here.


Flask-Admin is extensively documented, you can find documentation here.

3rd Party Stuff

Flask-Admin is built with help of Twitter Bootstrap and Select2.


Some ideas were taken from the Flask-Admin by Andy Wilson.


Library comes with few examples, you can find them in examples directory.




  • Peewee 2.x support
  • Model form scaffolding is now customizable in model views
  • Inline model forms are much more customizable now
  • List view type-based formatters
  • Database NULL will be displayed in list view as empty string by default. Use type-based formatter if you want to show something else.
  • Use Select2 instead of Chosen
  • List view formatting callbacks. See example.
  • _template_args property is now available in all views
  • on_model_change and on_model_delete callbacks
  • Model backends now support list_display_pk property
  • Minor template refactoring, more blocks to override
  • Supported multiple Admin class instances for one Flask application
  • File uploads are now supported in model views
  • Use HTTPS CDN for jQuery
  • Lots of minor fixes

SQLAlchemy backend:

  • Support for non-nullable boolean fields
  • If create/delete/update fails, Flask-Admin will rollback the transaction
  • Default column values support
  • list_display_all_relations to show many-to-one relations in list view
  • get_query method, which can be overridden to implement additional filtering/sorting/etc
  • Synonym properties support
  • Backend will ignore protected fields (name starting with underscore) from now on
  • Support for various PostgreSQL fields


  • Peewee model backend
  • Inline form administration interface for models a-la Django
  • Mass actions - methods that work with more than one item (for example - mass delete for models or files)
  • SQLAlchemy form scaffolding is now independent from the wtforms.ext.sqlalchemy helpers
  • Added ability to mount administrative interface as a top-level folder
  • Administrative interface can now be mounted as a subdomain
  • Can now use FileField in model admin
  • Revamped model templates, much more customizable now
  • Model list view column formatting callbacks
  • Lots of bugfixes


  • Fixed setup manifest


  • Initial release

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