Wagtail 1.13 (LTS) release notes

October 16, 2017

Wagtail 1.13 is designated a Long Term Support (LTS) release. Long Term Support releases will continue to receive maintenance updates as necessary to address security and data-loss related issues, up until the next LTS release (typically a period of 8 months). Please note that Wagtail 1.13 will be the last LTS release to support Python 2.

What’s new

New features

  • Front-end cache invalidator now supports purging URLs as a batch - see Invalidating URLs (Karl Hobley)

  • Custom document model is now documented (Emily Horsman)

  • Use minified versions of CSS in the admin by adding minification to the front-end tooling (Vincent Audebert, Thibaud Colas)

  • Wagtailforms serve view now passes request.FILES, for use in custom form handlers (LB (Ben Johnston))

  • Documents and images are now given new filenames on re-uploading, to avoid old versions being kept in cache (Bertrand Bordage)

  • Added custom 404 page for admin interface (Jack Paine)

  • Breadcrumb navigation now uses globe icon to indicate tree root, rather than home icon (Matt Westcott)

  • Wagtail now uses React 15.6.2 and above, released under the MIT license (Janneke Janssen)

  • User search in the Wagtail admin UI now works across multiple fields (Will Giddens)

  • Page.last_published_at is now a filterable field for search (Mikalai Radchuk)

  • Page search results and usage listings now include navigation links (Matt Westcott)

Bug fixes

  • “Open Link in New Tab” on a right arrow in page explorer should open page list (Emily Horsman)

  • Using order_by_relevance=False when searching with PostgreSQL now works (Mitchel Cabuloy)

  • Inline panel first and last sorting arrows correctly hidden in non-default tabs (Matt Westcott)

  • WAGTAILAPI_LIMIT_MAX now accepts None to disable limiting (jcronyn)

  • In PostgreSQL, new default ordering when ranking of objects is the same (Bertrand Bordage)

  • Fixed overlapping header elements on form submissions view on mobile (Jack Paine)

  • Fixed avatar position in footer on mobile (Jack Paine)

  • Custom document models no longer require their own post-delete signal handler (Gordon Pendleton)

  • Deletion of image / document files now only happens when database transaction has completed (Gordon Pendleton)

  • Fixed Node build scripts to work on Windows (Mikalai Radchuk)

  • Stop breadcrumb home icon from showing as ellipsis in Chrome 60 (Matt Westcott)

  • Prevent USE_THOUSAND_SEPARATOR = True from breaking the image focal point chooser (Sævar Öfjörð Magnússon)

  • Removed deprecated SessionAuthenticationMiddleware from project template (Samir Shah)

  • Custom display page titles defined with get_admin_display_title are now shown in search results (Ben Sturmfels, Matt Westcott)

  • Custom PageManagers now return the correct PageQuerySet subclass (Matt Westcott)