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Modern template for Django admin interface

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Django Admin Volt

Modern template for Django that covers Admin Section, all authentication pages (registration included) crafted on top of Volt Dashboard, an open-source Bootstrap 5 design from Themesberg.

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Links & Resources

  • Django Admin Volt - Product that uses the library
    • Features: Fully-configured, CI/CD via Render
  • UI Kit: Volt Dashboard BS5 v1.4.1 by Themesberg
  • Sections Covered:
    • Admin Section, reserved for superusers
    • All pages managed by Django.contrib.AUTH
    • Registration page
    • Misc pages: colors, icons, typography, blank-page

Volt Dashboard - Full-Stack Starter generated by AppSeed.

Why Django Admin Volt

  • Modern Bootstrap 5 Design
  • Responsive Interface
  • Minimal Template overriding
  • Easy integration

How to use it

Install the package via PIP

$ pip install django-admin-volt
// OR
$ pip install git+

Add admin_volt application to the INSTALLED_APPS setting of your Django project file (note it should be before django.contrib.admin):


Add LOGIN_REDIRECT_URL and EMAIL_BACKEND of your Django project file:

    # EMAIL_BACKEND = 'django.core.mail.backends.smtp.EmailBackend'
    EMAIL_BACKEND = 'django.core.mail.backends.console.EmailBackend'

Add admin_volt urls in your Django Project file

    from django.urls import path, include

    urlpatterns = [
        path('', include('admin_volt.urls')),

Collect static if you are in production environment:

$ python collectstatic

Start the app

$ # Set up the database
$ python makemigrations
$ python migrate
$ # Create the superuser
$ python createsuperuser
$ # Start the application (development mode)
$ python runserver # default port 8000

Access the admin section in the browser:

How to Customize

When a template file is loaded, Django scans all template directories starting from the ones defined by the user, and returns the first match or an error in case the template is not found. The theme used to style this starter provides the following files:

# This exists in ENV: LIB/admin_volt
< UI_LIBRARY_ROOT >                      
   |-- templates/                     # Root Templates Folder 
   |    |          
   |    |-- accounts/       
   |    |    |-- sign-in.html         # Sign IN Page
   |    |    |-- sign-up.html         # Sign UP Page
   |    |
   |    |-- includes/       
   |    |    |-- footer.html          # Footer component
   |    |    |-- sidebar.html         # Sidebar component
   |    |    |-- navigation.html      # Navigation Bar
   |    |    |-- scripts.html         # Scripts Component
   |    |
   |    |-- layouts/       
   |    |    |-- base.html            # Masterpage
   |    |    |-- base-auth.html       # Masterpage for Auth Pages
   |    |
   |    |-- pages/       
   |         |-- index.html           # Dashboard Page
   |         |-- settings.html        # Profile Page
   |         |-- *.html               # All other pages
   |-- ************************************************************************

When the project requires customization, we need to copy the original file that needs an update (from the virtual environment) and place it in the template folder using the same path.

For instance, if we want to customize the footer.html these are the steps:

  • Step 1: create the templates DIRECTORY inside your app
  • Step 2: configure the project to use this new template directory
    • Edit TEMPLATES section
  • Step 3: copy the footer.html from the original location (inside your ENV) and save it to the YOUR_APP/templates DIR
    • Source PATH: <YOUR_ENV>/LIB/admin_volt/templates/includes/footer.html
    • Destination PATH: YOUR_APP/templates/includes/footer.html
  • Edit the footer.html (Destination PATH)

At this point, the default version of the footer.html shipped in the library is ignored by Django.

In a similar way, all other files and components can be customized easily.

PRO Version

This design is a pixel-perfect Bootstrap 5 Dashboard with a fresh, new design. Volt Dashboard PRO is built with over 300 frontend individual elements, like buttons, inputs, navbars, nav tabs, cards, or alerts, giving you the freedom of choosing and combining.


  • Up-to-date Dependencies
  • Design: Django Theme Volt - PRO Version
  • Sections covered by the design:
    • Admin section (reserved for superusers)
    • Authentication: Django.contrib.AUTH, Registration
    • All Pages available in for ordinary users
  • Docker, Deployment:
    • CI/CD flow via Render

Volt Dashboard PRO - Starter generated by AppSeed.

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