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Set of widgets to build dashboards for your Django-project.

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Get all your project models on one single page with charts and whistles.



Django-admin is a great tool to control your project activity: new orders, comments, replies, users, feedback – everything is here. The only struggle is to switch between all those pages constantly just to check them out for new entries.

With django-controlcenter you can have all of your models on one single page and build beautiful charts with Chartist.js. Actually they don’t even have to be a django models, get your data from wherever you want: RDBMS, NOSQL, text file or even from an external web-page, it doesn’t matter.


Install django-controlcenter:

pip install -U django-controlcenter

Create a dashboard file with unlimited number of widgets and dashboards:

from controlcenter import Dashboard, widgets
from import Model

class ModelItemList(widgets.ItemList):
    model = Model
    list_display = ('pk', 'field')

class MyDashboard(Dashboard):
    widgets = (

Update settings file:


    ('mydash', 'project.dashboards.MyDashboard'),

Plug in urls:

from django.urls import path
from django.contrib import admin
from controlcenter.views import controlcenter

urlpatterns = [
    path('admin/dashboard/', controlcenter.urls),

Open /admin/dashboard/mydash/ in browser.


Check out the docs for more complete examples.


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Tested on py 2.7, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6 with django 1.8—2.1.


This project uses Chartist.js, Masonry.js and Sortable.js.



  • Fixed key_value_list.html widget template syntax error.
  • Fixed attribute typo widget.chartist.point_labels -> point_lables.

Thanks to @minusf.


  • New TimeSeriesChart widget. Thanks to @pjdelport.
  • New “simple” widgets: ValueList and KeyValueList. Thanks to @tonysyu.
  • Bunch of fixes and improvements, thanks again to @pjdelport.


  • Fixed navigation menu links, thanks to @editorgit


  • It’s now possible to use slugs for dashboards instead of those indexes in CONTROLCENTER_DASHBOARDS. The old behaviour is supported too.


  • It’s compatible with django 1.8—2.1 now
  • Custom app name can be passed to ControlCenter class


  • Updated column grid, thanks to @pauloxnet.
  • Grammar fixes, thanks to @danielquinn.
  • It’s should be possible now to use a custom dashboard view with a custom template.


  • dashboard.html now extends admin/base_site.html instead of admin/base.html in order to display branding block. Thanks to @chadgh.
  • Updated jsonify tag filter, thanks to @k8n.


  • Django 1.10 support. Tested in tox only.
  • Updated the SingleBarChart example, thanks to @greeve.


  • Unlimited dashboards support.
  • Configuration constructor is moved to a separate project – django-pkgconf. It’s a dependency now.


  • Chart i series color fix. Thanks to @uncleNight.
  • Docs. Finally.


  • Better responsive experience.


  • First public release.

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