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Django Datta Able PRO

Premium Django Starter coded on top of Datta Able design (Premium Version).

Django Dashboard crafted by AppSeed on top of a modern design. Datta Able is a premium Bootstrap 5 Dashboard that comes with feature-rich pages and developer-centric code components. This design provides many prebuilt admin layouts which give you the best selection choice for a modern dashboard.

v1.0.1 - release date 2023-02-01


  • Up-to-date Dependencies
  • UI Theme: Datta Able PRO
    • can be used in any Django project (new or legacy)
  • 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

Datta Able PRO - Full-Stack Starter generated by AppSeed.

✅ Environment

To use the starter, Python3 should be installed properly in the workstation. If you are not sure if Python is installed, please open a terminal and type python --version. Here is the full list with dependencies and tools required to build the app:

  • Python3 - the programming language used to code the app
  • GIT - used to clone the source code from the Github repository
  • Basic development tools (g++ compiler, python development libraries ..etc) used by Python to compile the app dependencies in your environment.
  • (Optional) Docker - a popular virtualization software

✅ Manual Build

👉 Download the code

$ git clone
$ cd django-datta-able-pro

Export GITHUB_TOKEN in the environment. The value is provided by AppSeed during purchase.

This is required because the project has a private REPO dependency:

$ export GITHUB_TOKEN='TOKEN_HERE'  # for Linux, Mac
$ $env:GITHUB_TOKEN = 'TOKEN_HERE' # Windows powerShell

👉 Install modules via VENV.

$ virtualenv env
$ source env/bin/activate
$ pip install -r requirements.txt

👉 Edit the .env using the template .env.sample.

# True for development, False for production

👉 Set Up Database

$ python makemigrations
$ python migrate

👉 Create the Superuser

$ python createsuperuser

👉 Start the app

$ python runserver

At this point, the app runs at

✅ Manage App Users

By default, the starter is not provided with users. To access the private pages and the admin section (reserved for superusers) follow up the next sections.

👉 Create Superusers

To access the admin section, Django requires superuser privilegies. Let's create a new superuser and access the admin section of the project:

$ python createsuperuser

Once the superuser is successfully created, we can access the admin section:


✅ Codebase structure

The project is coded using a simple and intuitive structure presented below:

|-- core/
| |-- # Project Configuration
| |-- # Project Routing
|-- home/
| |-- # APP Views
| |-- # APP Routing
| |-- # APP Models
| |-- # Tests
| |-- templates/ # Theme Customisation
| |-- pages #
| |-- # Custom INDEX Page
|-- requirements.txt # Project Dependencies
|-- env.sample # ENV Configuration (default values)
|-- # Start the app - Django default start script
|-- ************************************************************************

✅ How to Customize

When a template file is loaded in the controller, 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_datta_pro
|-- templates/ # Root Templates Folder
| |
| |-- accounts/
| | |-- auth-signin.html # Sign IN Page
| | |-- auth-signup.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 # INDEX page
| |-- landingpage.html # Sample LP
| |-- *.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 index page these are the steps:

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

To speed up all these steps, the codebase is already configured (Steps 1, and 2) and a custom INDEX can be found at this location:


By default, this file is unused because the theme expects index.html (without the custom- prefix).

In order to use it, simply rename it to index.html. Like this, the default version shipped in the library is ignored by Django.

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

✅ Deploy on Render

  • Create a Blueprint instance
  • Click New Blueprint Instance button.
  • Connect your repo which you want to deploy.
  • Fill the Service Group Name and click on Update Existing Resources button.
  • After that your deployment will start automatically.

At this point, the product should be LIVE.

✅ Resources

Start the APP in Docker

# Optional (kill all existing containers)
$ docker container kill $(docker ps -q) ; docker container rm $(docker ps -a -q) ; docker network prune -f
$ ./
# Start the APP
$ docker-compose up --build

Visit http://localhost:5085 in your browser. The app should be up & running.

Manual Build

Download the code and unzip the sources (requires a purchase).

$ unzip
$ cd django-datta-able-pro

👉 Set Up for Unix, MacOS

Install modules via VENV

$ virtualenv env
$ source env/bin/activate
$ pip3 install -r requirements.txt

Start Celery (async tasks)

  • Make sure you have a Redis Server running: redis://localhost:6379
    • $ redis-cli and type ping
  • In the base directory inside tasks_scripts folder you need to write your scripts file.
  • Run the celery command from the CLI.
$ export DJANGO_SETTINGS_MODULE="core.settings"  
$ celery -A apps.tasks worker -l info -B
  • You will see a new route Apps -> Tasks in the sidebar.
  • You can start and cancel any task from the UI.

Enable Social Login

👉 Github Setup - Create an OAuth App

  • SignIN to Github
  • Access Settings -> Developer Settings -> OAuth Apps
  • Edit your OAuth App
    • App Name
    • App Description
    • (mandatory) HomePage: https://localhost:8000
    • (mandatory) Authorization callback URL: https://localhost:8000/
    • Generate a new secret key