React-Admin: The Best Framework to Build Dashboard

Updated Sep 07, 2021#react#frameworks#reviews

React Admin (react-admin) is the frontend framework to build admin dashboard/panel with React, Material UI design, and adapts to any RESTful, GraphQL or custom APIs.

Home Page - Documentation - Demo

react-admin is more than just a HTML/CSS admin template. It is a complete framework to build any dashboard in just couple of hours. It provides data adapters, CRUD components, Authentication & Authorization, Theming, Translation and an ecosystem of awesome supporting packages.

The best part is react-admin can be used standalone or integrated into existed React app. I recommend to use as a standalone app because its update rate is quite low and will restrict react and react-dom versions.

This solution is very powerful; I’ve been using react-admin in many projects and the developer experience is awesome.


React-admin uses React. We’ll use Facebook’s create-react-app to create an empty React app, and install the react-admin package:

npm install -g create-react-app
create-react-app test-admin
cd test-admin/
yarn add react-admin ra-data-json-server prop-types
yarn start


- Relationships support
- Full-featured datagrid
- Undo
- Rich text editor
- Filter as you type
- Internationalization
- Accessible
- Optimistic rendering
- Data validation

Already works with your API

React-admin supports most REST and GraphQL dialects, and writing your own adapter takes minutes.

- Open API
- Json API
- GraphQL
- API Platform
- Django
- Firebase
- Hasura
- Prisma
- Spring

Customizable by design

Choose among many variants, or replace any component by your own.

- Theming
- UI framework
- Custom fields
- Custom layout
- Authentication plugins
- Custom routes

Built on top of state-of-the-art Tech

- React
- Material UI
- React Router
- Redux
- Redux Saga
- Redux Form


React-admin is licensed under the MIT License, sponsored and supported by marmelab.