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Simple and extensible admin interface framework for Flask

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This is a library for building an administrative interface on top of the Flask framework.

Flask-Admin comes with a few batteries included: model scaffolding for SQLAlchemy, MongoEngine and Peewee ORMs as well as a simple file management interface.

You’re not limited by the default functionality - instead of providing simple scaffolding for the ORM models, Flask-Admin provides tools that can be used to construct administrative interfaces of any complexity, using a consistent look and feel.


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

3rd Party Stuff

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

If you want to localize administrative interface, install Flask-BabelEx <> package.


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


The library comes with a few examples, you can find them in the examples < directory.



  • SQLAlchemy 0.8 support
  • Choices and PostgreSQL Enum field type support
  • Flask-BabelEx will be used to localize administrative interface
  • Simple text file editor
  • File admin has additional hooks: rename, edit, upload, etc
  • Simple text file editor
  • External links in menu
  • Column descriptions
  • Possibility to override master template
  • Reworked templates. New ‘layout’ sample with completely different administrative UI
  • Ability to customize wtforms widget rendering through form_widget_args property
  • German translation (WIP)
  • Updated documentation
  • Lots of bug fixes


  • MongoEngine support
  • Raw PyMongo support
  • Model property names are more consistent now
  • Revamped InlineForm implementation
  • Proper support of SQLAlchemy model inheritance
  • Updated to bootstrap 2.2.1



  • 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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