5 Top Stunning Admin templates – Create Professional Admin Areas

September 24, 2016 · 21 comments

by Lars

An admin template can be really useful and a true time saver in nearly any web application project where a powerful and user friendly admin area is needed.

While most web projects often focus primarily on the front-end functions and design, the value of investing time and effort on the admin pages should not be underestimated. The WordPress open source CMS is a good example of a very successful and popular web application that is known for its great usability and quick learning curve. With every major release, the admin area is improved, and it is great for the product.

A custom-made administration user interface usually cost a fortune and can be hard to afford for start-ups. There are some free template available but often the design and code quality is not at the desired quality level. However, you can get a high quality and good-looking admin template at a low cost. This will save you important time and costly designer bills. They usually come with a good range of features and typically multiple color variations. Some of them are responsive admin templates and they will work well for mobile web application projects as well!

In this article, I have collected some of the best admin templates available to get your web application project started.



Responsive design is a hot trend and for a good reason. If you follow the responive guidelines in your design and code your solution will work and look good on both computer screens and mobile devices. This is the future of web design!

Elite Admin – The Ultimate Dashboard Web App Kit – MORE INFO / DEMO

Elite Admin - The Ultimate Dashboard Web App Kit

This is one of the best admin dashboard kits you can get your hands on. It comes with an amazing set of features and a beautiful responsive design built with Bootstrap 3.3.6 Framework, HTML5 and CSS3, Media query. If you use Elite you will have a huge collection of reusable UI components. The template is integrated with latest jQuery plugins and it can be used for all types of Web applications like custom admin panel, app backend, CMS or CRM.

Clean UI Admin Template Classic – MORE INFO / DEMO

Clean UI Admin Template Classic

Clean UI is a high quality and very flexible admin template. It is based on Bootstrap 4
framework and it has more than 600UI features. It is fully responsive and very easy to customize. If you get Clean UI you will also have the Angular Starter Kit. It is a set of useful templates, that will make your developer’s life much easier

Mara | Material Design – Angular Admin Theme – MORE INFO / DEMO

Mara - Material Design - Angular Admin Theme

Mara is a very popular new Multipurpose Admin Template. It comes with a huge collection of features and material design elements. These elements are built on the Materialize framework. It is fully responsive and it support type of web application from a business website or e-commerce site to a custom admin panel and dashboards

Crown – Premium Responsive Admin Theme – MORE INFO / DEMO

Crown - Premium Responsive Admin Theme

Check out the Crown admin theme. It is a responsive layout for modern admin areas with great support for visual data representation. It is useful for quickly setting up custom administration panels for backend system. With integrated charts and visual statistics, the Crown admin temapltes is a good companion for your next web application project.

uAdmin – Responsive Admin Dashboard Template – MORE INFO / DEMO

uAdmin - Responsive Admin Dashboard Template

This is the uAdmin responsive admin dashboard template for setting up a cool admin area. It is built on top of the popular Bootstrap framework for responsive grids. The design in simple and flat.

Author : Lars Vraa

Lars is passionate about web design, web development, SEO, social media and loves to look into new technologies, techniques, tools etc. and to write articles for tripwire magazine readers.

{ 20 comments… read them below or add one }

Hos August 11, 2013 at 6:28 pm

Another premiume FLAT admin template:
FLATY – Premium Responsive Admin Template


Vikram Rout | Wordpress Development Company May 25, 2013 at 8:24 pm

Very good collection of css and html5. I like this article very much. Keep posting.


dlysen May 25, 2013 at 3:13 am

How to use admin template? Can this be plugin into wordpress or joomla. Or it is just a template that you can develop at your own.


John Lee May 15, 2013 at 11:35 am

Great selection.
For my next job i have to design the backend admin section for a app analytics company.
I looked at mixpanel, kontagent… just wondering:
1. Are there more good examples out there?
2. What makes a good backend design?
3. Are there more resources about back admin design where i can get some research from?

Hope you or anyone else can help out :)


Marc April 10, 2013 at 12:16 am

A nice collection, but it seems just one free theme has found its way into this list, just to grab some people searching for free themes.


Roy M J March 13, 2013 at 6:54 am

Awesome Collection.. Thank you so much for sharing…


sawung December 15, 2012 at 1:40 pm

good info,thank’s for shared


deconia October 25, 2012 at 2:07 pm

Good One


Kai October 21, 2012 at 1:57 pm

Good info!

Diseñador web


Asher September 25, 2012 at 3:16 pm

Hi Lars,

Which admin panel has more features the Crown template or eziCMS
or UltraAdmin Full Control Panel

I would like to purchase one that has more options and functions and is compatible with iphone and ipad.

Looking forward to hearing from you soon.



kilab September 5, 2012 at 4:23 pm

Please check my free admin template



Ben Major August 24, 2012 at 4:46 pm

Thanks for an insightful blog post. It’s often useful to see the screenshots on a page like this, rather than having to click through each one individually on ThemeForest.

You do have a broken link on the Canvas Admin demo and more info links though.


Lars August 25, 2012 at 1:17 pm

Thanks Ben just fixed the links.


Muhammad Usman August 16, 2012 at 1:19 pm

Please check this free admin template, you will love it, http://usman.it/free-responsive-admin-template/


Victor Viana August 11, 2012 at 4:03 pm

Very good!


Vaebris May 12, 2012 at 7:52 am

Check out Zice!

It’s one of my favorites. I’m not any way affiliated with them, but I’m in love with that design.


Douglas W. P. March 26, 2012 at 2:55 pm

Está sendo muito útil na escolha do meu prox painel 😀


Douglas W. P. March 26, 2012 at 2:54 pm

Ótimo post.


Jesús August 24, 2011 at 6:22 pm

great news, it is nice, thx.


35net July 29, 2011 at 11:47 am



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

{ 1 trackback }

Previous post:

Next post:

Web Analytics