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Customizing Admin

Satchmo does not make extensive modifications to the default Django admin. However, it is relatively straightforward to make changes to the admin for your needs - without modifying Satchmo’s core.

Modifying the Product Model

The default Product admin model displays all possible fields and makes some assumptions about what you would like to see. If you would like to modify the admin to use special widgets or change fields that are displayed, use to unregister the current product model and add your own.

Assuming you have a localapp file, use code similar to the example below:

from django.contrib import admin
from django.db import models
from product.models import Product
from product.admin import ProductOptions
from tinymce.widgets import AdminTinyMCE

Rest of your admin models go here.

class CustomProductAdmin(ProductOptions):
    formfield_overrides = {
        models.TextField: {'widget': AdminTinyMCE},
    list_display = ('name', 'unit_price', 'items_in_stock', 'active','featured')
    list_display_links = ('name',), CustomProductAdmin)

This code does a couple of things:

  • Replace the default Text Editor widget with TinyMCE widget
  • Changes the columns in the list_display to be a subset of the default
  • Ensures that the name is a link to the product


These changes must be included in an application that is listed after all the other Satchmo Apps in INSTALLED_APPS