This package can be installed using pip:

pip install django-fluent-dashboard

This should automatically install django-admin-tools 0.4.1 as well. The 0.4.1 release is required to use Django 1.3.

Django configuration

To enable the dashboard in Django, both the fluent_dashboard and the admin_tools modules have to be added to


    'admin_tools',     # for staticfiles in Django 1.3


The admin_tools.theming and applications are optional.

Next, the django-admin-tools can be configured to use the fluent_dashboard instead, by using:

ADMIN_TOOLS_INDEX_DASHBOARD = 'fluent_dashboard.dashboard.FluentIndexDashboard'
ADMIN_TOOLS_APP_INDEX_DASHBOARD = 'fluent_dashboard.dashboard.FluentAppIndexDashboard'

That’s all! The Django admin dashboard should open now with the dashboard, configured with sane defaults.


  • The application groups and icons can be customized with additional configuration.
  • The Memcache and Varnish statistics can also be displayed by configuring some optional dependencies.