How to sponsor Wagtail
Support your favourite CMS
Financial support from sponsors helps us maintain Wagtail and provide new features and packages to the whole Wagtail community.
Why you should pay for open source
"Google is a firm believer in open source software and over the years has benefited greatly from Wagtail. We look forward to see how our contribution is going to accelerate the next generation of Wagtail."
"If you commission open source, you directly support making it better. And once it’s better for you, then not only is it better for everyone else, but you also don’t have to keep paying to keep making it better."
There are two main ways to support Wagtail:
- Sponsor a Wagtail feature or programme of work
- 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 already on our roadmap, or one that you would really like to have for your Wagtail website 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.
We also plan programmes of work including multiple features and enhancements – e.g. sustainability and accessibility – that would benefit from sponsorship.
Here is a quick rundown of the sponsorship process:
Get in touch
Every sponsorship opportunity starts with a conversation. Reach out to Ian Bellchambers, Director of Wagtail at Torchbox, and we'll get something in the diary.
We do some calculations
After that initial conversation, we'll spend a little time refining the idea and exploring whether the feature you'd like to sponsor 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, if we're looking at a potential core feature, how that aligns with our roadmap and release schedule.
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 the 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 schedule the build of the new feature. 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 the 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.