Wagtail (CMS)

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Wagtail (CMS)
Wagtail CMS admin interface.png
Wagtail interface
Initial releaseFebruary 2014; 8 years ago (2014-02)
Stable release
2.16.2[1] Edit this on Wikidata / 11 April 2022; 2 months ago (11 April 2022)
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 websites 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 had directly contributed to the code and translations.[16] In January 2017, the core development team had increased to nine developers and the main GitHub repository was moved from the Torchbox namespace to a dedicated Wagtail namespace.[17]

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  1. ^ https://github.com/wagtail/wagtail/releases; retrieved: 10 May 2022.
  2. ^ "wagtail/wagtail on Transifex". Transifex. Retrieved 2019-11-07.
  3. ^ "wagtail/wagtail license on GitHub". GitHub.com. Retrieved July 22, 2016.
  4. ^ "wagtail: Python Package Index". pypi.python.org. Retrieved 2016-07-09.
  5. ^ "vinta/awesome-python". GitHub. Retrieved 2016-07-09.
  6. ^ "wagtail/wagtail stargazers". GitHub. Retrieved 2016-07-09.
  7. ^ "Django Packages - CMS". djangopackages.com. Retrieved 2016-03-01.
  8. ^ "wagtail/wagtail contributors on GitHub". GitHub. Retrieved 2016-07-09.
  9. ^ "Developers". madewithwagtail.org. Retrieved 2016-07-09.
  10. ^ "About Wagtail CMS | Wagtail CMS". Wagtail CMS. Retrieved 2016-07-09.
  11. ^ "The Wagtail translation project on Transifex". www.transifex.com. Retrieved 2016-07-09.
  12. ^ "First commit to wagtail/wagtail". GitHub. Retrieved 2016-07-09.
  13. ^ "wagtail/wagtail contributors list in v0.1". GitHub. Retrieved 2016-07-09.
  14. ^ "wagtail/wagtail list of contributors for v1.0 on GitHub". GitHub. Retrieved 2016-07-09.
  15. ^ "springload/wagtail-core-notes for the june 2016 sprint". GitHub. Retrieved 2016-07-09.
  16. ^ "wagtail/wagtail contributors list". GitHub. Retrieved 2016-07-09.
  17. ^ "Core team expansion | Wagtail CMS". Wagtail CMS. Retrieved 2017-05-29.
  18. ^ "The UK firm behind this buzzy Wordpress competitor is opening an office in Philly - Technical.ly Philly". 2015-11-11. Retrieved 2016-07-18.
  19. ^ "NHS picks Wagtail CMS to power the next generation of its online services". 11 September 2017.
  20. ^ "NHS.UK content migration update". NHS Digital. 19 January 2018.

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