Django Admin - change header 'Django administration' text


Question

How does one change the 'Django administration' text in the django admin header?

It doesn't seem to be covered in the "Customizing the admin" documentation.

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2/8/2011 9:10:16 PM

Accepted Answer

Update: If you are using Django 1.7+, see the answer below.


Original answer from 2011: You need to create your own admin base_site.html template to do this. The easiest way is to create the file:

/<projectdir>/templates/admin/base_site.html

This should be a copy of the original base_site.html, except putting in your custom title:

{% block branding %}
<h1 id="site-name">{% trans 'my cool admin console' %}</h1>
{% endblock %}

For this to work, you need to have the correct settings for your project, namely in settings.py:

  • Make sure /projectdir/templates/ is added into TEMPLATE_DIRS.
  • Make sure django.template.loaders.filesystem.Loader is added into TEMPLATE_LOADERS.

See docs for more information on settings.py.

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3/30/2019 12:22:44 AM

As of Django 1.7 you don't need to override templates. You can now implement site_header, site_title, and index_title attributes on a custom AdminSite in order to easily change the admin site’s page title and header text. Create an AdminSite subclass and hook your instance into your URLconf:

admin.py:

from django.contrib.admin import AdminSite
from django.utils.translation import ugettext_lazy

class MyAdminSite(AdminSite):
    # Text to put at the end of each page's <title>.
    site_title = ugettext_lazy('My site admin')

    # Text to put in each page's <h1> (and above login form).
    site_header = ugettext_lazy('My administration')

    # Text to put at the top of the admin index page.
    index_title = ugettext_lazy('Site administration')

admin_site = MyAdminSite()

urls.py:

from django.conf.urls import patterns, include
from myproject.admin import admin_site

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

Update: As pointed out by oxfn you can simply set the site_header in your urls.py or admin.py directly without subclassing AdminSite:

admin.site.site_header = 'My administration'

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