How Do I Wagtail?

How Do I Wagtail?

Organizing Pages

Adding Pages

  • Page Location
    • Go into Wagtail site root and choose a location for your child page:
      • Campaigns - for advocacy campaigns
      • Initiatives - for all other initiatives
      • Blog - for blog posts
      • Docs - for internal documentation or reference only
  • Page Types
    • Choose the corresponding page type for your content:
      • Campaign Page - petition snippet
      • Initiative Page -
      • Blog - share buttons
    • Top level pages you shouldn’t need to add:
      • Wagtail homepage
      • Mini Site Name Space
      • Modular Page


Managing Pages

From the page directory view, hover over the page to reveal More page options and this will vary if it is a page or a child page. You can change the order of pages by selecting the icon left of Title and drag/drop to reorder and this will reflect on automatically generated menus.

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In the page editor view, you can manage how you save and previous from the lower bar.

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  • Saving Drafts
    • pages will not be live
    • view draft
  • Publishing
    • pages are live
    • view live
  • Unpublishing
    • pages revert to drafts (not live & URL becomes a 404 error)
  • Submitting for Moderation
    • this feature is to be set up and investigated!
  • Delete
    • permanently deletes pages
  • Move
    • relocate the page
  • Copy
    • duplicate the page
  • Revisions
    • Preview, Review or Compare past revisions
      • you can Replace current draft or Publish this revision
      • you can Compare with previous revisions to see changed fields


Page Modes

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  • Status
    • Draft
    • Live
    • Draft + Live
      • contains a combination of draft + live pages
  • Privacy
    • Privacy changes apply to all children of this pages too
    • Visibility Options:
      • Public
      • Private, accessible to logged-in users
      • Private, accessible with the following password
      • Private, accessible to users in specific groups
  • Edit Lock
    • Locked
    • Unlocked
      • this varies with user roles and permissions
      • page will be locked from edits within but you can still move, copy or delete it

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