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Doing more with the Django admin

Jun 08, 2009, 07:32 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Liza Daly)

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"Django offers many features to prospective developers: a mature standard library, an active user community, and all the benefits of the Python language. While other Web frameworks can make similar claims, Django's unique asset is its built-in administration application — the admin.

"The admin provides advanced Create-Read-Update-Delete (CRUD) functionality out of the box, eliminating hours of repetitive work. This is key for many Web applications in development, when programmers can quickly explore their database models, and in deployment, when nontechnical end users can use the admin to add and edit site content.

"In the real world, there's always some customization to be performed. The Django documentation provides lots of guidelines for reskinning the basic look and feel of the admin, and Django itself includes some simple methods to override a subset of admin behavior. What if you need to do more? Where do you start? This article provides some guidelines for advanced admin customization."

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