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Wagtail, the powerful CMS for modern websites.

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Try Wagtail in 7 lines

# in a Python 3 virtual environment
pip install wagtail
wagtail start mysite
cd mysite
pip install -r requirements.txt
python manage.py migrate
python manage.py createsuperuser
python manage.py runserver

Create beautiful websites.

Don't let your designs be constrained by your CMS. Wagtail lets developers and designers work the way they want.

See more beautiful Wagtail sites at madewithwagtail.org

Reasons to love Wagtail


Wagtail is built by developers for developers. Spend less time on configuration and more on perfecting your site.

As a Django app, Wagtail is the CMS that will play nicely with everything else in your tech stack. Machine learning, image manipulation, PDF generation: if you can do it in Python, you can do it in Wagtail.


Django’s simple templating system allows you to build a beautiful website the way you want to, not the way the CMS thinks you should build it.

Prefer a headless/de-coupled approach to work some MVC magic? That’s fine, just serve up your content through Wagtail’s built-in API and receive JSON for total frontend freedom.

Budget holders

Wagtail is open source. We've chosen the BSD license, so it’s both free from costs, and free from strings. No more monthly licensing charges! And we’re here to support and encourage a global community of developers to make Wagtail better and better.

We release little and often - every two months you'll benefit from a few delicious nuggets of improvements and new features.


We designed Wagtail so you can create once and publish everywhere. Content models are defined in code, ensuring that relationships are consistently defined for a zen-like content architecture.

With StreamField your editors create beautiful, modular ‘streams’ of content that neatly separate presentation from content. All that, and the user interface for content entry looks beautiful too!

Need an Agency?

We've got you covered. Torchbox created Wagtail to help awesome people make great websites. There is also a global network of partners to support you. We’d love to hear from you if you’d like to work together.

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