In Django 1.8.6, by default, whenever I provide a list_display option to a ModelAdmin subclass, the first field in the list becomes clickable and leads to the object edit page.

Is there a way to keep the order of the fields in list_display, but change the clickable one?

Currently, I have the id field clickable (it goes first in list_display), which is a tad small. I would like to better click on, say, name to go to the edit page.

You could have a look at django.contrib.admin.ModelAdmin.list_display_links

Basically it is used like

class PersonAdmin(admin.ModelAdmin):
    list_display = ('first_name', 'last_name', 'birthday')
    list_display_links = ('first_name', 'last_name')

Hope this will help 🙂