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wagtailembedder PyPI

Snippets embedder for Wagtail RichTextField.

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Wagtailembedder scnreenshot


Install the package with

pip install wagtailembedder

Add wagtailembedder to your in the INSTALLED_APPS section:


For each models registered as a wagtail.wagtailsnippets create an html file to render the template inside a RichText field.

  • Templates names will match snippets models names replacing capital letters with underscores, Wagtail style. For the SocialMediaLink snippet in the core app, it will look for the following template core/templates/snippets/socialmedialink.html.
  • The variable containing the snippet instance in the template is snippet.

If no template is defined then an exception will be raised in the frontend when rendering a RichTextField with the embedded snippet in it. Make sure you write some templates for your snippets before start to embedding them.


If the snippet meta has a description field, it will show up next to the snippet name in the admin interface.

from django.db import models
import django.db.models.options as options

options.DEFAULT_NAMES = options.DEFAULT_NAMES + ('description',)

class MySnippet(models.Model):
    # fields definition

    class Meta:
        description = "My Snippet Description"



  • Make a new branch for the release of the new version.
  • Update the CHANGELOG.
  • Update the version number in, following semver.
  • Make a PR and squash merge it.
  • Back on master with the PR merged, use make publish (confirm, and enter your password).
  • Finally, go to GitHub and create a release and a tag for the new version.
  • Done!