Flask Dashboard - Adminator Design

Flask Dashboard - Adminator Design

Hello,

Adminator, the popular Bootstrap4 Admin template provided by ColorLib is now available as a coded web app in Flask Framework (MIT License) - provided by AppSeed.

Adminator Dashboard

Adminator is a responsive Bootstrap 4 Admin Template. It provides you with a collection of ready to use code snippets and utilities, custom pages, a collection of applications and some useful widgets. This UI kit comes with a clean and modern design that might help you to start faster a new project. It’s easily customizable and provides you a collection of custom pages, applications, necessary widgets to code a beautiful admin dashboard in less time.

Dashboard Links
Flask Adminator - Main Dashboard Screen.

What is Flask

Flask is a lightweight WSGI web application framework. It is designed to make getting started quick and easy, with the ability to scale up to complex applications. It began as a simple wrapper around Werkzeug and Jinja and has become one of the most popular Python web application frameworks.

Flask is a micro web framework written in Python. It is classified as a microframework because it does not require particular tools or libraries. It has no database abstraction layer, form validation, or any other components where pre-existing third-party libraries provide common functions.

Starting with Flask is super easy. We need to have Python installed and a few minutes to spare:

$ pip install flask

Create a new file hello.py to bootstrap a simple Flask web app.

from flask import Flask

app = Flask(__name__)

@app.route('/')
def hello():
    return 'Hello from Flask'

Now, we can execute our Flask app, directly from the terminal:

$ env FLASK_APP=hello.py flask run
 * Serving Flask app "hello"
 * Running on http://127.0.0.1:5000/ (Press CTRL+C to quit)

For more information about Flask, please access the offcial website or the documentation.


Prepare the environment

To build this free admin dashboard, Python3 should be installed properly in our workstation. If you are not sure if Python is properly installed, please open a terminal and type python --version. 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
  • A Github account - the invitation to the source code, will be sent on your account.
  • Basic development tools (g++ compiler, python development libraries ..etc) used by Python to compile the app dependencies in your environment.

How to check if Python installed
$ python --version
Python 3.7.2 # <--- All good
Check GIT command tool
$ # Check git
$ git --version
$ git version 2.10 # <--- All good

Source Code Structure

The boilerplate code is built with a modular structure and the most important files and directories are shown below:

< PROJECT ROOT >
   |
   |-- app/                      # Implements app logic
   |    |-- base/                # Base Blueprint - handles the authentication
   |    |-- home/                # Home Blueprint - serve UI Kit pages
   |    |
   |   __init__.py               # Initialize the app
   |
   |-- requirements.txt          # Development modules - SQLite storage
   |-- requirements-mysql.txt    # Production modules  - Mysql DMBS
   |-- requirements-pqsql.txt    # Production modules  - PostgreSql DMBS
   |
   |-- .env                      # Inject Configuration via Environment
   |-- config.py                 # Set up the app
   |-- run.py                    # Start the app - WSGI gateway
   |
   |-- ************************************************************************

To build the app and see something on the screen, the build instructions provided in the README file (published on Github) should be enoght. In case you need more information, please access the product page - hosted by AppSeed platform.

$ # Clone the sources
$ git clone https://github.com/app-generator/flask-dashboard-adminator.git
$ cd flask-dashboard-adminator
$
$ # Virtualenv modules installation
$ virtualenv env
$ source env/bin/activate
$
$ # Install requirements
$ pip3 install -r requirements.txt
$
$ # Set the FLASK_APP environment variable
$ export FLASK_APP=run.py
$
$ # Run the application
$ # --host=0.0.0.0 - expose the app on all network interfaces (default 127.0.0.1)
$ # --port=5000    - specify the app port (default 5000)  
$ flask run --host=0.0.0.0 --port=5000
$
$ # Access the app in browser: http://127.0.0.1:5000/

By visiting the app in browser, we should see the login page because guests (unauthenticated) users are redirected to the login page. By default, the app is not provisioned with a default user and we need to create one using the registration page.

Flask Adminator - User Registration Page.

Flask Adminator - Calendar Page
Flask Adminator - Full Calendar Page.

Flask Adminator -  Charts Page
Flask Adminator - Charts Page.

Adminator - Google Maps Page
Flask Adminator - Google Maps Page.

Where to go from here

Grab the source code from the official repository, acces the product page or connect with the AppSeed community on Discord. Also, might be a good idea to start coding your next admin dashboard using the existing boilerplate code provided by AppSeed:

Thanks for reading!

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