How to sponsor Wagtail
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Financial support from sponsors helps us maintain Wagtail and provide new features and packages to the whole Wagtail community.
There are two main ways to support Wagtail:
- Sponsor a Wagtail feature
- Subscribe to a Wagtail Support plan
Both efforts help us provide financial support to the developers and other professionals who make Wagtail possible. Let's explore both options and how they work.
Wagtail feature sponsorship
If there's a feature that you would really like to have for your Wagtail websites and you're willing to make the results of that work open source, then Wagtail sponsorship is a great way to get a feature you need and benefit the wider Wagtail community at the same time. Some of our past collaborations have included:
- Upgrading the page editor with Google
- The Wagtail Localize package with Mozilla, Google, DIT, and Twilio
- Commenting with The Motley Fool
Here is a quick rundown of the process for sponsoring a Wagtail feature:
You share your great idea
Every feature in Wagtail starts with a great idea. So share yours by reaching out to Ian Bellchambers, Wagtail Product Services Director at Torchbox.
We do some calculations
After you share your idea with us, we'll spend a little time refining it and then explore whether your feature idea will work best in Wagtail core or as a companion Wagtail package. We'll also look at the team members we have available to work on the project and how your feature will fit into our current roadmap.
We give you an estimate
After we do our due diligence and explore options, we'll return to you with an estimate for the amount needed to cover the costs of creating your new feature. If the amount works for you, then we'll put together some paperwork for you to sign.
We build your feature
Once all the paperwork is in order, we'll charge forward with building the new feature you requested. We'll stay in touch throughout the process and give you a chance to help us test the feature and make sure it works the way you want it to.
Your feature is released
Once your feature is done and you're happy with it, we'll release it to the wider community as a new Wagtail package or in a Wagtail core release. We'll celebrate your awesome contribution to open source by providing your organisation with credit in our release notes and on our website.
Sponsor Wagtail through a support plan
You can find some great support in our Wagtail Slack community and at Stack Overflow. But if you want to have even quicker access to Wagtail experts, you should consider the Wagtail developer support service offered by Torchbox.
All profit from the service supports Wagtail, and there are flexible options for you to make the most of unused support hours.