How Do I Wagtail?

How Do I Wagtail?


Datawrapper is an accessible platform used to visualize data, which makes the process of transforming numerical data into visualizations easier. Use this block if you want to build a simple but interactive chart.

How to log into Datawrapper

  1. Make sure you have a 1Password MoFo account.
    1. Ensure you have the 1Password browser extension installed:
  2. Visit If you're logged into your 1Password account using the browser extension, and you click login and click the email field, you'll see a drop down to choose an account. Click that and 1Password will autocomplete the login for you.

Datawrapper Dashboard

Once you have logged in, you can create new visualizations or search the achieve/dashboard for old ones. Click on the "Create New" Button on the top right to create a new chart/map!

Uploading Data

  1. The first step is getting your data in working form on a spreadsheet.
    1. Datawrapper accepts Excel, CSV (comma seperated values), and Google Sheets
    2. Datawrapper also allows you to add HTML tags if you copy and paste the data table values
    3. There is also an option for using sample datasets if you want examples of how to format your data

Datawrapper Upload Example

Visualization Types

Datawrapper supports these chart types out of the box:

  • Bar Chart
  • Split Bars
  • Stacked Bars
  • Grouped Bars
  • Bullet Bars
  • Dot Plot
  • Range Plot
  • Arrow Plot
  • Column Chart
  • Grouped Column Chart
  • Stacked Column Chart
  • Lines
  • Area Chart
  • Pie Chart
  • Donut Chart
  • Multiple Pie Charts
  • Multiple Donut Charts
  • Scatter Plot
  • Election Donut Chart
  • Table
  • Choropleth Map
  • Symbol Map
  • Locator Map

Publishing and using the Streamfield block

In order to use your chart on a new page, you must publish your visualization/chart on Datawrapper first!

  1. On the Share & Embed Section on the Publish & Embed Page, make sure that the Link to your visualization is set to Visualization Only
  2. Publish your chart when you finish creating your chart
  3. Copy to clipboard the link found on Link to your visualization input.
  4. In wagtail, navigate to the page that you would like to add the chart.
  5. Create a new section by clicking on the green "+" at the bottom of the edit page.
  6. Select "Datawrapper" and paste the link in the block. (EG:
Datawrapper Publishing Example
Make sure these options are selected
Datawrapper Streamfield
Adding the Streamfield block on the wagtail CMS

Helpful Links and Resources

Example Charts