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
Initial releaseFebruary 2014; 5 years ago (2014-02)
Stable release
2.7 / 6 November 2019; 8 days ago (2019-11-06)[1]
Written inPython
Operating systemCross-platform
Available in50[2] languages
TypeContent management system
LicenseBSD licenses[3]

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


The Wagtail project was started in 2014[12] by Torchbox, a digital agency. The development of the CMS evolved from being the sole action of its creators[13] to receiving contributions from 46 external contributors by its version 1.0[14] in July 2015. Since then, development sprints have been organised[15] 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.[16] 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.[17]

Notable uses


  1. ^ "Wagtail 2.7 release notes". Wagtail CMS.
  2. ^ "wagtail/wagtail on Transifex". Transifex. Retrieved .
  3. ^ "wagtail/wagtail license on GitHub". GitHub.com. Retrieved 2016.
  4. ^ "wagtail: Python Package Index". pypi.python.org. Retrieved .
  5. ^ "vinta/awesome-python". GitHub. Retrieved .
  6. ^ "wagtail/wagtail stargazers". GitHub. Retrieved .
  7. ^ "Django Packages - CMS". djangopackages.com. Retrieved .
  8. ^ "wagtail/wagtail contributors on GitHub". GitHub. Retrieved .
  9. ^ "Developers". madewithwagtail.org. Retrieved .
  10. ^ "About Wagtail CMS | Wagtail CMS". Wagtail CMS. Retrieved .
  11. ^ "The Wagtail translation project on Transifex". www.transifex.com. Retrieved .
  12. ^ "First commit to wagtail/wagtail". GitHub. Retrieved .
  13. ^ "wagtail/wagtail contributors list in v0.1". GitHub. Retrieved .
  14. ^ "wagtail/wagtail list of contributors for v1.0 on GitHub". GitHub. Retrieved .
  15. ^ "springload/wagtail-core-notes for the june 2016 sprint". GitHub. Retrieved .
  16. ^ "wagtail/wagtail contributors list". GitHub. Retrieved .
  17. ^ "Core team expansion | Wagtail CMS". Wagtail CMS. Retrieved .
  18. ^ "18F/fec-cms". GitHub. Retrieved .
  19. ^ "Peace Corps". www.peacecorps.gov. Retrieved .
  20. ^ "New Zealand Red Cross". www.redcross.org.nz. Retrieved .
  21. ^ "The UK firm behind this buzzy Wordpress competitor is opening an office in Philly - Technical.ly Philly". 2015-11-11. Retrieved .
  22. ^ "University of Duhok (UoD)". web.uod.ac. Retrieved .
  23. ^ "University of Tasmania, Australia". www.utas.edu.au. Retrieved .
  24. ^ "Research to Reality | The University of Tasmania". The University of Tasmania. Retrieved .
  25. ^ "125 Timeline - University of Tasmania". 125timeline.utas.edu.au. Retrieved .
  26. ^ "NHS picks Wagtail CMS to power the next generation of its online services". 11 September 2017.
  27. ^ "NHS.UK content migration update". NHS Digital. 19 January 2018.

External links

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