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I keep finding myself re-using this simple bit of code, so I thought I should open-source it, even though it's not much more than a snippet. A SingletonModel is a django model that only ever has one record. You can't use the admin to create a new instance, or delete the existing one. Some might argue that singleton models are an inefficient way of using a relational database, but in practice it's no biggie - most web sites have some important one-off content (eg. the Home Page), and singleton models map well to how content editors generally think. I suspect I have cadged some of this code from someone else (likely ex-colleague http://github.com/jphalip/), but a quick Google doesn't show up anything like this already out there. So here it is. I hope you find it useful. Installation ------------ pip install django-singletons To get the custom admin templates working, you need to add "singleton_models" to your INSTALLED_APPS Example Usage ------------- in models.py from singleton_models.models import SingletonModel class HomePage(SingletonModel): welcome = models.TextField() def __unicode__(self): return u"The Home Page" # something like this will make admin message strings more coherent class Meta: verbose_name = "Home Page" # once again this will make sure your admin UI doesn't have illogical text verbose_name_plural = "Home Page" in admin.py from singleton_models.admin import SingletonModelAdmin from models import HomePage admin.site.register(HomePage, SingletonModelAdmin)