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A plugin for Wagtail that provides news / blogging functionality.


Install using pip:

pip install wagtailnews

It works with Wagtail 5.2 and upwards. For older versions of Wagtail see past releases.

Quick start

Create news models for your application that inherit from the relevant wagtailnews models:

from django.db import models

from wagtail.admin.panels import FieldPanel
from wagtail.fields import RichTextField
from wagtail.models import Page

from wagtailnews.models import NewsIndexMixin, AbstractNewsItem, AbstractNewsItemRevision
from wagtailnews.decorators import newsindex

# The decorator registers this model as a news index
class NewsIndex(NewsIndexMixin, Page):
    # Add extra fields here, as in a normal Wagtail Page class, if required
    newsitem_model = 'NewsItem'

    featured_news_item = models.ForeignKey(

    content_panels = Page.content_panels + [
        FieldPanel('featured_news_item'), # This will set up a chooser for selecting a news item

class NewsItem(AbstractNewsItem):
    # NewsItem is a normal Django model, *not* a Wagtail Page.
    # Add any fields required for your page.
    # It already has ``date`` field, and a link to its parent ``NewsIndex`` Page
    title = models.CharField(max_length=255)
    body = RichTextField()

    panels = [
        FieldPanel('title', classname='full title'),
        FieldPanel('body', classname='full'),
    ] + AbstractNewsItem.panels

    def __str__(self):
        return self.title

class NewsItemRevision(AbstractNewsItemRevision):
    newsitem = models.ForeignKey(NewsItem, related_name='revisions', on_delete=models.CASCADE)

Old docs

The docs for Wagtail news are severely out of date, but may still be useful for reference.