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
  • Excellent test coverage

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Getting started

pip install wagtail
wagtail start mysite
cd mysite
python migrate
python createsuperuser
python runserver

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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

There is an active community of Wagtail users and developers responding to questions on Stack Overflow. When posting questions, please read Stack Overflow's advice on how to ask questions and remember to tag your question with "wagtail".

For topics and discussions that do not fit Stack Overflow's question-and-answer format, there is also a Wagtail Support mailing list.

Commercial Support

Wagtail is sponsored by Torchbox. If you need help implementing or hosting Wagtail, please contact us:


We thank BrowserStack, who provide the project with free access to their live web-based browser testing tool, and automated Selenium cloud testing.


Wagtail supports Django 1.8.x and 1.10.x, on Python 2.7, 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 contributing guidelines and checking issues with the difficulty:Easy label.

We also welcome translations for Wagtail's interface. Translation work should be submitted through Transifex.