Wagtail (CMS)
Wagtail (CMS)
Screenshot of the Wagtail CMS administration interface. It features a navigation bar on the left, with the project's logo, a search field, and a menu. On the main content area, we can see the fields of a page being edited. At the bottom of the screenshot, there is a footer bar with buttons to save or preview the current edits of the page.
Wagtail interface
Developer(s) Torchbox
Initial release February 2014; 3 years ago (2014-02)
Stable release
1.10.1 / 19 May 2017; 38 days ago (2017-05-19)[1]
Development status Active
Written in Python
Operating system Cross-platform
Platform Django
Available in 10[2] languages
Type Content management system
License BSD licenses[3]
Website wagtail.io

Wagtail is a free and open source[4]Content Management System (CMS) written in Python.[5][6] It is popular[7][8] amongst CMSes using the Django framework.[9] The project is maintained by a team of open-source contributors[10] backed by companies around the world.[11] The project has a focus on developer friendliness[12] as well as ease of use of its administration interface, translated in multiple languages.[13]


The Wagtail project was started in 2014[14] by Torchbox, a digital agency. The development of the CMS evolved from being the sole action of its creators[15] to receiving contributions from 46 external contributors by its version 1.0[16] in July 2015. Since then, development sprints have been organised[17] to foster the community. During those sprints, contributors gather to work on selected topics and steer the project. As of July 2016, 257 people have directly contributed to the code and translations[18]. In January 2017 the core development team has increased to nine developers and the main Github repository moved from the Torchbox namespace to a dedicated Wagtail namespace[19].

Notable uses


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  2. ^ "torchbox/wagtail on Transifex". Transifex. Retrieved 2016. 
  3. ^ "torchbox/wagtail license on GitHub". GitHub.com. Retrieved 2016. 
  4. ^ "torchbox/wagtail license on GitHub". GitHub. Retrieved . 
  5. ^ "wagtail: Python Package Index". pypi.python.org. Retrieved . 
  6. ^ "Django Content Management System - Wagtail CMS". wagtail.io. Retrieved . 
  7. ^ "vinta/awesome-python". GitHub. Retrieved . 
  8. ^ "torchbox/wagtail stargazers". GitHub. Retrieved . 
  9. ^ "Django Packages - CMS". djangopackages.com. Retrieved . 
  10. ^ "torchbox/wagtail contributors on GitHub". GitHub. Retrieved . 
  11. ^ "Developers". madewithwagtail.org. Retrieved . 
  12. ^ "About Wagtail CMS | Wagtail CMS". Wagtail CMS. Retrieved . 
  13. ^ "The Wagtail translation project on Transifex". www.transifex.com. Retrieved . 
  14. ^ "First commit to torchbox/wagtail". GitHub. Retrieved . 
  15. ^ "torchbox/wagtail contributors list in v0.1". GitHub. Retrieved . 
  16. ^ "torchbox/wagtail list of contributors for v1.0 on GitHub". GitHub. Retrieved . 
  17. ^ "springload/wagtail-core-notes for the june 2016 sprint". GitHub. Retrieved . 
  18. ^ "torchbox/wagtail contributors list". GitHub. Retrieved . 
  19. ^ "Core team expansion | Wagtail CMS". Wagtail CMS. Retrieved . 
  20. ^ "18F/fec-cms". GitHub. Retrieved . 
  21. ^ "Peace Corps". www.peacecorps.gov. Retrieved . 
  22. ^ "New Zealand Red Cross". www.redcross.org.nz. Retrieved . 
  23. ^ "The UK firm behind this buzzy Wordpress competitor is opening an office in Philly - Technical.ly Philly". 2015-11-11. Retrieved . 
  24. ^ "University of Duhok (UoD)". web.uod.ac. Retrieved . 
  25. ^ "University of Tasmania, Australia". www.utas.edu.au. Retrieved . 
  26. ^ "Research to Reality | The University of Tasmania". The University of Tasmania. Retrieved . 
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