Settings

Wagtail makes use of the following settings, in addition to Django’s core settings`:

Sites

WAGTAIL_SITE_NAME

WAGTAIL_SITE_NAME = 'Stark Industries Skunkworks'

This is the human-readable name of your Wagtail install which welcomes users upon login to the Wagtail admin.

WAGTAILADMIN_BASE_URL

WAGTAILADMIN_BASE_URL = 'http://example.com'

This is the base URL used by the Wagtail admin site. It is typically used for generating URLs to include in notification emails.

If this setting is not present, Wagtail will try to fall back to request.site.root_url or to the request’s host name.

Append Slash

WAGTAIL_APPEND_SLASH

# Don't add a trailing slash to Wagtail-served URLs
WAGTAIL_APPEND_SLASH = False

Similar to Django’s APPEND_SLASH, this setting controls how Wagtail will handle requests that don’t end in a trailing slash.

When WAGTAIL_APPEND_SLASH is True (default), requests to Wagtail pages which omit a trailing slash will be redirected by Django’s CommonMiddleware to a URL with a trailing slash.

When WAGTAIL_APPEND_SLASH is False, requests to Wagtail pages will be served both with and without trailing slashes. Page links generated by Wagtail, however, will not include trailing slashes.

Note

If you use the False setting, keep in mind that serving your pages both with and without slashes may affect search engines’ ability to index your site. See this Google Search Central Blog post for more details.

Internationalization

Wagtail supports the internationalization of content by maintaining separate trees of pages for each language.

For a guide on how to enable internationalization on your site, see the configuration guide.

WAGTAIL_I18N_ENABLED

(boolean, default False)

When set to True, Wagtail’s internationalization features will be enabled:

WAGTAIL_I18N_ENABLED = True

WAGTAIL_CONTENT_LANGUAGES

(list, default [])

A list of languages and/or locales that Wagtail content can be authored in.

For example:

WAGTAIL_CONTENT_LANGUAGES = [
    ('en', _("English")),
    ('fr', _("French")),
]

Each item in the list is a 2-tuple containing a language code and a display name. The language code can either be a language code on its own (such as en, fr), or it can include a region code (such as en-gb, fr-fr). You can mix the two formats if you only need to localize in some regions but not others.

This setting follows the same structure as Django’s LANGUAGES setting, so they can both be set to the same value:

LANGUAGES = WAGTAIL_CONTENT_LANGUAGES = [
    ('en-gb', _("English (United Kingdom)")),
    ('en-us', _("English (United States)")),
    ('es-es', _("Spanish (Spain)")),
    ('es-mx', _("Spanish (Mexico)")),
]

However having them separate allows you to configure many different regions on your site yet have them share Wagtail content (but defer on things like date formatting, currency, etc):

LANGUAGES = [
    ('en', _("English (United Kingdom)")),
    ('en-us', _("English (United States)")),
    ('es', _("Spanish (Spain)")),
    ('es-mx', _("Spanish (Mexico)")),
]


WAGTAIL_CONTENT_LANGUAGES = [
    ('en', _("English")),
    ('es', _("Spanish")),
]

This would mean that your site will respond on the https://www.mysite.com/es/ and https://www.mysite.com/es-MX/ URLs, but both of them will serve content from the same “Spanish” tree in Wagtail.

Note

WAGTAIL_CONTENT_LANGUAGES must be a subset of LANGUAGES

Note that all languages that exist in WAGTAIL_CONTENT_LANGUAGES must also exist in your LANGUAGES setting. This is so that Wagtail can generate a live URL to these pages from an untranslated context (such as the admin interface).

Embeds

Wagtail supports generating embed code from URLs to content on external providers such as YouTube or X (formerly Twitter). By default, Wagtail will fetch the embed code directly from the relevant provider’s site using the oEmbed protocol. Wagtail has a built-in list of the most common providers.

The embeds fetching can be fully configured using the WAGTAILEMBEDS_FINDERS setting. This is fully documented in Configuring embed “finders”.

WAGTAILEMBEDS_RESPONSIVE_HTML

WAGTAILEMBEDS_RESPONSIVE_HTML = True

Adds class="responsive-object" and an inline padding-bottom style to embeds, to assist in making them responsive. See Responsive Embeds for details.

Dashboard

WAGTAILADMIN_RECENT_EDITS_LIMIT

WAGTAILADMIN_RECENT_EDITS_LIMIT = 5

This setting lets you change the number of items shown at ‘Your most recent edits’ on the dashboard.

General editing

WAGTAILADMIN_RICH_TEXT_EDITORS

WAGTAILADMIN_RICH_TEXT_EDITORS = {
    'default': {
        'WIDGET': 'wagtail.admin.rich_text.DraftailRichTextArea',
        'OPTIONS': {
            'features': ['h2', 'bold', 'italic', 'link', 'document-link']
        }
    },
    'secondary': {
        'WIDGET': 'some.external.RichTextEditor',
    }
}

Customize the behavior of rich text fields. By default, RichTextField and RichTextBlock use the configuration given under the 'default' key, but this can be overridden on a per-field basis through the editor keyword argument, for example body = RichTextField(editor='secondary'). Within each configuration block, the following fields are recognized:

  • WIDGET: The rich text widget implementation to use. Wagtail provides wagtail.admin.rich_text.DraftailRichTextArea (a modern extensible editor which enforces well-structured markup). Other widgets may be provided by third-party packages.

  • OPTIONS: Configuration options to pass to the widget. Recognized options are widget-specific, but DraftailRichTextArea accepts a features list indicating the active rich text features (see Limiting features in a rich text field).

If a 'default' editor is not specified, rich text fields that do not specify an editor argument will use the Draftail editor with the default feature set enabled.

WAGTAIL_DATE_FORMAT, WAGTAIL_DATETIME_FORMAT, WAGTAIL_TIME_FORMAT

WAGTAIL_DATE_FORMAT = '%d.%m.%Y.'
WAGTAIL_DATETIME_FORMAT = '%d.%m.%Y. %H:%M'
WAGTAIL_TIME_FORMAT = '%H:%M'

Specifies the date, time, and datetime format to be used in input fields in the Wagtail admin. The format is specified in Python datetime module syntax and must be one of the recognized formats listed in the DATE_INPUT_FORMATS, TIME_INPUT_FORMATS, or DATETIME_INPUT_FORMATS setting respectively (see DATE_INPUT_FORMATS).

Page editing

WAGTAILADMIN_COMMENTS_ENABLED

# Disable commenting
WAGTAILADMIN_COMMENTS_ENABLED = False

Sets whether commenting is enabled for pages (True by default).

WAGTAIL_ALLOW_UNICODE_SLUGS

WAGTAIL_ALLOW_UNICODE_SLUGS = True

By default, page slugs can contain any alphanumeric characters, including non-Latin alphabets. Set this to False to limit slugs to ASCII characters.

WAGTAIL_AUTO_UPDATE_PREVIEW

WAGTAIL_AUTO_UPDATE_PREVIEW = True

When enabled, the preview panel in the page editor is automatically updated on each change. If set to False, a refresh button will be shown and the preview is only updated when the button is clicked. This behavior is enabled by default.

To completely disable the preview panel, set preview modes to be empty on your model preview_modes = [].

WAGTAIL_AUTO_UPDATE_PREVIEW_INTERVAL

WAGTAIL_AUTO_UPDATE_PREVIEW_INTERVAL = 500

The interval (in milliseconds) is to check for changes made in the page editor before updating the preview. The default value is 500.

WAGTAILADMIN_GLOBAL_EDIT_LOCK

WAGTAILADMIN_GLOBAL_EDIT_LOCK can be set to True to prevent users from editing pages and snippets that they have locked.

WAGTAILADMIN_UNSAFE_PAGE_DELETION_LIMIT

WAGTAILADMIN_UNSAFE_PAGE_DELETION_LIMIT = 20

This setting enables an additional confirmation step when deleting a page with a large number of child pages. If the number of pages is greater than or equal to this limit (10 by default), the user must enter the site name (as defined by WAGTAIL_SITE_NAME) to proceed.

Images

WAGTAILIMAGES_IMAGE_MODEL

WAGTAILIMAGES_IMAGE_MODEL = 'myapp.MyImage'

This setting lets you provide your own image model for use in Wagtail, which should extend the built-in AbstractImage class.

WAGTAILIMAGES_IMAGE_FORM_BASE

WAGTAILIMAGES_IMAGE_FORM_BASE = 'myapp.forms.MyImageBaseForm'

This setting lets you provide your own image base form for use in Wagtail, which should extend the built-in BaseImageForm class. You can use it to specify or override the widgets to use in the admin form.

WAGTAILIMAGES_MAX_UPLOAD_SIZE

WAGTAILIMAGES_MAX_UPLOAD_SIZE = 20 * 1024 * 1024  # 20MB

This setting lets you override the maximum upload size for images (in bytes). If omitted, Wagtail will fall back to using its 10MB default value.

WAGTAILIMAGES_MAX_IMAGE_PIXELS

WAGTAILIMAGES_MAX_IMAGE_PIXELS = 128000000  # 128 megapixels

This setting lets you override the maximum number of pixels an image can have. If omitted, Wagtail will fall back to using its 128 megapixels default value. The pixel count takes animation frames into account - for example, a 25-frame animation of size 100x100 is considered to have 100 _ 100 _ 25 = 250000 pixels.

WAGTAILIMAGES_FEATURE_DETECTION_ENABLED

WAGTAILIMAGES_FEATURE_DETECTION_ENABLED = True

This setting enables feature detection once OpenCV is installed, see all details on the Feature Detection documentation.

WAGTAILIMAGES_INDEX_PAGE_SIZE

WAGTAILIMAGES_INDEX_PAGE_SIZE = 30

Specifies the number of images per page shown on the main Images listing in the Wagtail admin.

WAGTAILIMAGES_USAGE_PAGE_SIZE

WAGTAILIMAGES_USAGE_PAGE_SIZE = 20

Specifies the number of items per page shown when viewing an image’s usage.

WAGTAILIMAGES_CHOOSER_PAGE_SIZE

WAGTAILIMAGES_CHOOSER_PAGE_SIZE = 12

Specifies the number of images shown per page in the image chooser modal.

WAGTAILIMAGES_RENDITION_STORAGE

WAGTAILIMAGES_RENDITION_STORAGE = 'myapp.backends.MyCustomStorage'

This setting allows image renditions to be stored using an alternative storage backend. The default is None, which will use Django’s default FileSystemStorage.

Custom storage classes should subclass django.core.files.storage.Storage. See the Django file storage API.

WAGTAILIMAGES_EXTENSIONS

WAGTAILIMAGES_EXTENSIONS = ['png', 'jpg']

A list of allowed image extensions that will be validated during image uploading. If this isn’t supplied, all of AVIF, GIF, JPG, JPEG, PNG, WEBP are allowed. Warning: this doesn’t always ensure that the uploaded file is valid as files can be renamed to have an extension no matter what data they contain.

Documents

WAGTAILDOCS_DOCUMENT_MODEL

WAGTAILDOCS_DOCUMENT_MODEL = 'myapp.MyDocument'

This setting lets you provide your own document model for use in Wagtail, which should extend the built-in AbstractDocument class.

WAGTAILDOCS_DOCUMENT_FORM_BASE

WAGTAILDOCS_DOCUMENT_FORM_BASE = 'myapp.forms.MyDocumentBaseForm'

This setting lets you provide your own Document base form for use in Wagtail, which should extend the built-in BaseDocumentForm class. You can use it to specify or override the widgets to use in the admin form.

WAGTAILDOCS_SERVE_METHOD

WAGTAILDOCS_SERVE_METHOD = 'redirect'

Determines how document downloads will be linked to and served. Normally, requests for documents are sent through a Django view, to perform privacy checks (see Collection Privacy settings) and potentially other housekeeping tasks such as hit counting. To fully protect against users bypassing this check, it needs to happen in the same request where the document is served; however, this incurs a performance hit as the document then needs to be served by the Django server. In particular, this cancels out much of the benefit of hosting documents on external storage, such as S3 or a CDN.

For this reason, Wagtail provides several serving methods that trade some of the strictness of the permission check for performance:

  • 'direct' - links to documents point directly to the URL provided by the underlying storage, bypassing the Django view that provides the permission check. This is most useful when deploying sites as fully static HTML (for example using wagtail-bakery or Gatsby).

  • 'redirect' - links to documents point to a Django view which will check the user’s permission; if successful, it will redirect to the URL provided by the underlying storage to allow the document to be downloaded. This is most suitable for remote storage backends such as S3, as it allows the document to be served independently of the Django server. Note that if a user can guess the latter URL, they will be able to bypass the permission check; some storage backends may provide configuration options to generate a random or short-lived URL to mitigate this.

  • 'serve_view' - links to documents point to a Django view which both checks the user’s permission and serves the document. Serving will be handled by django-sendfile, if this is installed and supported by your server configuration, or as a streaming response from Django if not. When using this method, it is recommended that you configure your webserver to disallow serving documents directly from their location under MEDIA_ROOT, as this would provide a way to bypass the permission check.

If WAGTAILDOCS_SERVE_METHOD is unspecified or set to None, the default method is 'redirect' when a remote storage backend is in use (one that exposes a URL but not a local filesystem path), and 'serve_view' otherwise. Finally, some storage backends may not expose a URL at all; in this case, serving will proceed as for 'serve_view'.

Warning

Allowing direct access to document URLs within MEDIA_ROOT may present a security risk if untrusted users are allowed to upload documents - in this case additional configuration will be required at the webserver level to handle these securely. See User Uploaded Files.

WAGTAILDOCS_CONTENT_TYPES

WAGTAILDOCS_CONTENT_TYPES = {
    'pdf': 'application/pdf',
    'txt': 'text/plain',
}

Specifies the MIME content type that will be returned for the given file extension, when using the serve_view method. Content types not listed here will be guessed using the Python mimetypes.guess_type function, or application/octet-stream if unsuccessful.

WAGTAILDOCS_INLINE_CONTENT_TYPES

WAGTAILDOCS_INLINE_CONTENT_TYPES = ['application/pdf', 'text/plain']

A list of MIME content types that will be shown inline in the browser (by serving the HTTP header Content-Disposition: inline) rather than served as a download, when using the serve_view method. Defaults to application/pdf.

WAGTAILDOCS_EXTENSIONS

WAGTAILDOCS_EXTENSIONS = ['pdf', 'docx']

A list of allowed document extensions that will be validated during document uploading. If this isn’t supplied all document extensions are allowed. This doesn’t ensure that the uploaded file is valid, as files can be renamed to have an extension no matter what data they contain.

Warning

Allowing all file types may present a security risk if untrusted users are allowed to upload documents - in this case additional configuration will be required at the webserver level to handle these securely. See User Uploaded Files.

User Management

WAGTAIL_PASSWORD_MANAGEMENT_ENABLED

WAGTAIL_PASSWORD_MANAGEMENT_ENABLED = True

This specifies whether users are allowed to change their passwords (enabled by default).

WAGTAIL_PASSWORD_RESET_ENABLED

WAGTAIL_PASSWORD_RESET_ENABLED = True

This specifies whether users are allowed to reset their passwords. Defaults to the same as WAGTAIL_PASSWORD_MANAGEMENT_ENABLED. Password reset emails will be sent from the address specified in Django’s DEFAULT_FROM_EMAIL setting.

WAGTAILUSERS_PASSWORD_ENABLED

WAGTAILUSERS_PASSWORD_ENABLED = True

This specifies whether password fields are shown when creating or editing users through Settings -> Users (enabled by default). Set this to False (along with WAGTAIL_PASSWORD_MANAGEMENT_ENABLED and WAGTAIL_PASSWORD_RESET_ENABLED) if your users are authenticated through an external system such as LDAP.

WAGTAILUSERS_PASSWORD_REQUIRED

WAGTAILUSERS_PASSWORD_REQUIRED = True

This specifies whether password is a required field when creating a new user. True by default; ignored if WAGTAILUSERS_PASSWORD_ENABLED is false. If this is set to False, and the password field is left blank when creating a user, then that user will have no usable password; to log in, they will have to reset their password (if WAGTAIL_PASSWORD_RESET_ENABLED is True) or use an alternative authentication system such as LDAP (if one is set up).

WAGTAIL_EMAIL_MANAGEMENT_ENABLED

WAGTAIL_EMAIL_MANAGEMENT_ENABLED = True

This specifies whether users are allowed to change their email (enabled by default).

WAGTAILADMIN_USER_PASSWORD_RESET_FORM

WAGTAILADMIN_USER_PASSWORD_RESET_FORM = 'users.forms.PasswordResetForm'

Allows the default PasswordResetForm to be extended with extra fields.

WAGTAIL_USER_EDIT_FORM

WAGTAIL_USER_EDIT_FORM = 'users.forms.CustomUserEditForm'

Allows the default UserEditForm class to be overridden with a custom form when a custom user model is being used and extra fields are required in the user edit form.

For further information See Custom user models.

WAGTAIL_USER_CREATION_FORM

WAGTAIL_USER_CREATION_FORM = 'users.forms.CustomUserCreationForm'

Allows the default UserCreationForm class to be overridden with a custom form when a custom user model is being used and extra fields are required in the user creation form.

For further information See Custom user models.

WAGTAIL_USER_CUSTOM_FIELDS

WAGTAIL_USER_CUSTOM_FIELDS = ['country']

A list of the extra custom fields to be appended to the default list.

For further information See Custom user models.

WAGTAILADMIN_USER_LOGIN_FORM

WAGTAILADMIN_USER_LOGIN_FORM = 'users.forms.LoginForm'

Allows the default LoginForm to be extended with extra fields.

WAGTAILADMIN_LOGIN_URL

WAGTAILADMIN_LOGIN_URL = 'http://example.com/login/'

This specifies the URL to redirect when a user attempts to access a Wagtail admin page without being logged in. If omitted, Wagtail will fall back to using the standard login view (typically /admin/login/).

User preferences

WAGTAIL_GRAVATAR_PROVIDER_URL

WAGTAIL_GRAVATAR_PROVIDER_URL = '//www.gravatar.com/avatar'

If a user has not uploaded a profile picture, Wagtail will look for an avatar linked to their email address on gravatar.com. This setting allows you to specify an alternative provider such as like robohash.org, or can be set to None to disable the use of remote avatars completely.

WAGTAIL_USER_TIME_ZONES

Logged-in users can choose their current time zone for the admin interface in the account settings. If there is no time zone selected by the user, then TIME_ZONE will be used. (Note that time zones are only applied to datetime fields, not to plain time or date fields. This is a Django design decision.)

The list of time zones is by default the common_timezones list from pytz. It is possible to override this list via the WAGTAIL_USER_TIME_ZONES setting. If there is zero or one-time zone permitted, the account settings form will be hidden.

WAGTAIL_USER_TIME_ZONES = ['America/Chicago', 'Australia/Sydney', 'Europe/Rome']

WAGTAILADMIN_PERMITTED_LANGUAGES

Users can choose between several languages for the admin interface in the account settings. The list of languages is by default all the available languages in Wagtail with at least 90% coverage. To change it, set WAGTAILADMIN_PERMITTED_LANGUAGES:

WAGTAILADMIN_PERMITTED_LANGUAGES = [('en', 'English'),
                                    ('pt', 'Portuguese')]

Since the syntax is the same as Django LANGUAGES, you can do this so users can only choose between front office languages:

LANGUAGES = WAGTAILADMIN_PERMITTED_LANGUAGES = [('en', 'English'), ('pt', 'Portuguese')]

Email notifications

WAGTAILADMIN_NOTIFICATION_FROM_EMAIL

WAGTAILADMIN_NOTIFICATION_FROM_EMAIL = 'wagtail@myhost.io'

Wagtail sends email notifications when content is submitted for moderation, and when the content is accepted or rejected. This setting lets you pick which email address these automatic notifications will come from. If omitted, Wagtail will fall back to using Django’s DEFAULT_FROM_EMAIL setting.

WAGTAILADMIN_NOTIFICATION_USE_HTML

WAGTAILADMIN_NOTIFICATION_USE_HTML = True

Notification emails are sent in text/plain by default, change this to use HTML formatting.

WAGTAILADMIN_NOTIFICATION_INCLUDE_SUPERUSERS

WAGTAILADMIN_NOTIFICATION_INCLUDE_SUPERUSERS = False

Notification emails are sent to moderators and superusers by default. You can change this to exclude superusers and only notify moderators.

Wagtail update notifications

WAGTAIL_ENABLE_UPDATE_CHECK

WAGTAIL_ENABLE_UPDATE_CHECK = True

For admins only, Wagtail performs a check on the dashboard to see if newer releases are available. This also provides the Wagtail team with the hostname of your Wagtail site. If you’d rather not receive update notifications, or if you’d like your site to remain unknown, you can disable it with this setting.

If admins should only be informed of new long-term support (LTS) versions, then set this setting to "lts" (the setting is case-insensitive).

WAGTAIL_ENABLE_WHATS_NEW_BANNER

WAGTAIL_ENABLE_WHATS_NEW_BANNER = True

For new releases, Wagtail may show a notification banner on the dashboard that helps users learn more about the UI changes and new features in the release. Users can dismiss this banner, which will hide it until the next release. If you’d rather not show these banners, you can disable it with this setting.

Frontend authentication

PASSWORD_REQUIRED_TEMPLATE

PASSWORD_REQUIRED_TEMPLATE = 'myapp/password_required.html'

This is the path to the Django template which will be used to display the “password required” form when a user accesses a private page. For more details, see the Private pages documentation.

DOCUMENT_PASSWORD_REQUIRED_TEMPLATE

DOCUMENT_PASSWORD_REQUIRED_TEMPLATE = 'myapp/document_password_required.html'

As above, but for password restrictions on documents. For more details, see the Private pages documentation.

WAGTAIL_FRONTEND_LOGIN_TEMPLATE

The basic login page can be customized with a custom template.

WAGTAIL_FRONTEND_LOGIN_TEMPLATE = 'myapp/login.html'

WAGTAIL_FRONTEND_LOGIN_URL

Or the login page can be a redirect to an external or internal URL.

WAGTAIL_FRONTEND_LOGIN_URL = '/accounts/login/'

For more details, see the Setting up a login page documentation.

WAGTAIL_ALLOW_SHARED_PASSWORD_PAGE

If you’d rather users not have the ability to use a shared password to make pages private, you can disable it with this setting:

WAGTAIL_ALLOW_SHARED_PASSWORD_PAGE = False

See Private pages for more details.

WAGTAIL_ALLOW_SHARED_PASSWORD_COLLECTION

If you’d rather users not have the ability to use a shared password to make collections (used for documents) private, you can disable it with this setting:

WAGTAIL_ALLOW_SHARED_PASSWORD_COLLECTION = False

See Private pages for more details.

Tags

TAGGIT_CASE_INSENSITIVE

TAGGIT_CASE_INSENSITIVE = True

Tags are case-sensitive by default (‘music’ and ‘Music’ are treated as distinct tags). In many cases the reverse behaviour is preferable.

TAG_SPACES_ALLOWED

TAG_SPACES_ALLOWED = False

Tags can only consist of a single word, no spaces allowed. The default setting is True (spaces in tags are allowed).

TAG_LIMIT

TAG_LIMIT = 5

Limit the number of tags that can be added to (django-taggit) Tag model. Default setting is None, meaning no limit on tags.

Static files

WAGTAILADMIN_STATIC_FILE_VERSION_STRINGS

WAGTAILADMIN_STATIC_FILE_VERSION_STRINGS = False

Static file URLs within the Wagtail admin are given a version-specific query string of the form ?v=1a2b3c4d, to prevent outdated cached copies of JavaScript and CSS files from persisting after a Wagtail upgrade. To disable these, set WAGTAILADMIN_STATIC_FILE_VERSION_STRINGS to False.

API

For full documentation on API configuration, including these settings, see Wagtail API v2 Configuration Guide documentation.

WAGTAILAPI_BASE_URL

WAGTAILAPI_BASE_URL = 'http://api.example.com/'

Required when using frontend cache invalidation, used to generate absolute URLs to document files and invalidating the cache.

WAGTAILAPI_LIMIT_MAX

WAGTAILAPI_LIMIT_MAX = 500

Default is 20, used to change the maximum number of results a user can request at a time, set to None for no limit.

WAGTAILAPI_SEARCH_ENABLED

WAGTAILAPI_SEARCH_ENABLED = False

Default is true, setting this to false will disable full text search on all endpoints.

WAGTAILAPI_USE_FRONTENDCACHE

WAGTAILAPI_USE_FRONTENDCACHE = True

Requires wagtailfrontendcache app to be installed, indicates the API should use the frontend cache.

Frontend cache

For full documentation on frontend cache invalidation, including these settings, see Frontend cache invalidator.

WAGTAILFRONTENDCACHE

  WAGTAILFRONTENDCACHE = {
      'varnish': {
          'BACKEND': 'wagtail.contrib.frontend_cache.backends.HTTPBackend',
          'LOCATION': 'http://localhost:8000',
      },
  }

See the documentation linked above for the full options available.

Note

WAGTAILFRONTENDCACHE_LOCATION is no longer the preferred way to set the cache location, instead set the LOCATION within the WAGTAILFRONTENDCACHE item.

WAGTAILFRONTENDCACHE_LANGUAGES

WAGTAILFRONTENDCACHE_LANGUAGES = [l[0] for l in settings.LANGUAGES]

Default is an empty list, there must be a list of languages to also purge the urls for each language of a purging url. This setting needs settings.USE_I18N to be True to work.

Redirects

WAGTAIL_REDIRECTS_FILE_STORAGE

WAGTAIL_REDIRECTS_FILE_STORAGE = 'tmp_file'

By default the redirect importer keeps track of the uploaded file as a temp file, but on certain environments (load balanced/cloud environments), you cannot keep a shared file between environments. For those cases, you can use the built-in cache to store the file instead.

WAGTAIL_REDIRECTS_FILE_STORAGE = 'cache'

Form builder

WAGTAILFORMS_HELP_TEXT_ALLOW_HTML

WAGTAILFORMS_HELP_TEXT_ALLOW_HTML = True

When true, HTML tags in form field help text will be rendered unescaped (default: False).

Warning

Enabling this option will allow editors to insert arbitrary HTML into the page, such as scripts that could allow the editor to acquire administrator privileges when another administrator views the page. Do not enable this setting unless your editors are fully trusted.

Workflow

WAGTAIL_WORKFLOW_ENABLED

WAGTAIL_WORKFLOW_ENABLED = True

Specifies whether moderation workflows are enabled (default: True). When disabled, editors will no longer be given the option to submit pages to a workflow, and the settings areas for admins to configure workflows and tasks will be unavailable.

WAGTAIL_WORKFLOW_REQUIRE_REAPPROVAL_ON_EDIT

WAGTAIL_WORKFLOW_REQUIRE_REAPPROVAL_ON_EDIT = True

Moderation workflows can be used in two modes. The first is to require that all tasks must approve a specific page revision for the workflow to complete. As a result, if edits are made to a page while it is in moderation, any approved tasks will need to be re-approved for the new revision before the workflow finishes. This is the default, WAGTAIL_WORKFLOW_REQUIRE_REAPPROVAL_ON_EDIT = True . The second mode does not require reapproval: if edits are made when tasks have already been approved, those tasks do not need to be reapproved. This is more suited to a hierarchical workflow system. To use workflows in this mode, set WAGTAIL_WORKFLOW_REQUIRE_REAPPROVAL_ON_EDIT = False.

WAGTAIL_FINISH_WORKFLOW_ACTION

WAGTAIL_FINISH_WORKFLOW_ACTION = 'wagtail.workflows.publish_workflow_state'

This sets the function to be called when a workflow completes successfully - by default, wagtail.workflows.publish_workflow_state,which publishes the page. The function must accept a WorkflowState object as its only positional argument.

WAGTAIL_WORKFLOW_CANCEL_ON_PUBLISH

WAGTAIL_WORKFLOW_CANCEL_ON_PUBLISH = True

This determines whether publishing a page with an ongoing workflow will cancel the workflow (if true) or leave the workflow unaffected (false). Disabling this could be useful if your site has long, multi-step workflows, and you want to be able to publish urgent page updates while the workflow continues to provide less urgent feedback.