Working with multiple admin sites


Django supports custom admin sites, and of course you can have as many admin sites as you want, django-admin-tools provides basic support for this, you can setup a custom dashboard for each admin site.


Multiple admin site support in django-admin-tools is, at the moment, limited to dashboards. This means you cannot have different menus or theming for each instance of admin sites. This will change in the near near future though.

Setting up a different dashboard for each admin site instance

In the following example we will assume that you have two admin site instances: the default django admin site and a custom admin site of your own. In your urls, you should have something like this:

from django.conf.urls.defaults import *
from django.contrib import admin
from yourproject.admin import admin_site


urlpatterns = patterns('',
    (r'^admin/', include(,
    (r'^myadmin/', include(admin_site.urls)),

Now to configure your dashboards, you could do:

python customdashboard
python customdashboard

And to tell django-admin-tools to use your custom dashboards depending on the admin site being used, you just have to add the following to your project settings file:

    '': 'yourproject.django_admin_dashboard.CustomIndexDashboard',
    'yourproject.admin.admin_site': 'yourproject.my_admin_dashboard.CustomIndexDashboard',

Note that the same applies for the ADMIN_TOOLS_APP_INDEX_DASHBOARD settings variable.