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Theme for Django admin

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Django Nucleus is Django admin theme extending default admin CSS styles.

Getting started

  1. Installation
pip install django-nucleus

or if you are using pipenv

pipenv install django-nucleus
  1. Add nucleus into INSTALLED_APPS in your settings file before django.contrib.admin.

  2. Update context_processors by adding new context processor nucleus.context_processors.nucleus

Nucleus settings

_ = lambda s: s  # Translations in setting file

    'sidebar': {
        # Title
        'title': _('Custom title'),

        # Footer
        'footer': {
            'title': _('Custom title'),
            'description': _('Longer text displayed below the title'),

        # Navigation
        'navigation': {
            # Application
            'auth': {
                'title': _('Accounts'),  # Override title
                'icon': 'img/custom-icon.svg'  # Optional

            # Model
            'auth.User': {
                'title': _('Users'),
                'icon': 'img/custom-icon.svg'  # Optional

Custom dashboard page

from django.contrib.admin.apps import AdminConfig

class AppAdminConfig(AdminConfig):
    default_site = 'app.admin.AppAdmin'

from django.contrib.admin import AdminSite

class AppAdmin(AdminSite):
    def index(self, request, extra_context=None):
        # Update extra_context with new variables
        return super().index(request, extra_context)

    # 'django.contrib.admin',    


{% extends "admin/base_site.html" %}
{% load i18n static %}

{% block bodyclass %}{{ block.super }} dashboard{% endblock %}

{% block breadcrumbs %}{% endblock %}

{% block content %}
{% endblock %}



return render_to_string('nucleus/components/heading.html', {    
    'title': 'Title,
    'subtitle': 'Subtitle,
    'image': 'img/image.png', # Optional image
    'rounded': True, # Rounded corners, optional
    'initials': 'LV', # Optional text of the image is not available
    'background_color': 'red' # Optional background color

Stat item

return render_to_string('nucleus/components/stat_item.html', {
    value: '5269',
    title: 'Units Sold',
    subtitle: 'Avg. 351 per week', 
    label: '-12%',


return render_to_string('nucleus/components/chart.html', {
    series: '{"labels": ["1", "2", "3"], "datasets": [{"data": [1, 2, 3]}]}', # JSON object
    height: 360,  # Optional 

Signed number

return render_to_string('nucleus/components/signed_number.html', {
    'value': 21.87,  # Value which will be compared
    'display': '$21.87 ',  # For example string with currency to display (django-money object)


return render_to_string('nucleus/components/progress.html', {
    'value': 32,  # Value in percent in this case it will be (style="width: 32%")


return render_to_string('nucleus/components/progress.html', {
    'title': _('Active'),
    'class': 'success',  # Optional. Accepted values: success, info, error 

User avatar

To display user avatar in top right corner before the currently signed user you can implement two methods in user model:

  • get_initials
  • get_avatar


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