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Sunday, 12 June 2016


A Django content management system focused on flexibility and user experience

Wagtail CMS

Wagtail is a content management system built on Django. It's focused on user experience, and offers precise control for designers and developers.


  • A fast, attractive interface for authors and editors
  • Complete control over design with standard Django templates
  • Configure content types through standard Django models
  • Fast out of the box. Cache-friendly if you need it
  • Tightly integrated search
  • Strong document and image management
  • Wide support for embedded content
  • Straightforward integration with existing Django apps
  • Simple, configurable permissions
  • Workflow support
  • An extensible form builder
  • Multi-site and multi-language support
  • Optional static site generation
  • Excellent test coverage
Find out more at

Getting started

pip install wagtail
wagtail start mysite
cd mysite
python migrate
python createsuperuser
python runserver
For detailed installation and setup docs, see

Who's using it? lists some of the public Wagtail sites we know about; please add your own.

Documentation is the full reference for Wagtail, and includes guides for developers, designers and editors, alongside release notes and our roadmap.

Community Support

Ask your questions on our Wagtail support group.


Wagtail supports Django 1.8.1+ on Python 2.7, 3.3, 3.4 and 3.5. Supported database backends are PostgreSQL, MySQL and SQLite.


If you're a Python or Django developer, fork the repo and get stuck in! We run a separate group for developers of Wagtail itself at!forum/wagtail-developers (please note that this is not for support requests).
You might like to start by reviewing the coding guidelines and checking issues with the Ready to develop label.