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Easier sharing of Wagtail drafts

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Easier sharing of Wagtail drafts.

Wagtail Sharing makes it easier to share Wagtail draft content for review by users who don’t have access to the Wagtail admin site. It allows you to define an alternate hostname and/or port on which to expose the latest revision of all of your Wagtail pages.

For example, let’s say your Wagtail site is running on You’ve created a draft page at slug /path/to/draft, but haven’t yet published it. Wagtail Sharing lets you expose that draft page at some other domain, for example

In another use case, you might have a published page at, and you’ve made some draft changes. Wagtail Sharing lets you expose those draft changes at while still keeping the same published content at your regular domain.

These examples obviously work best when you have some method of restricting access to, for example by only exposing that subdomain on a private network.

Wagtail Sharing lets you create separate sharing sites for each Wagtail Site you have defined. It also supports a configurable visual banner on shared pages to remind reviewers that content may differ from your published site.

This new logic only applies to GET requests. Other HTTP methods like POST defer to standard Wagtail handling.


Install the package using pip:

$ pip install wagtail-sharing

Add wagtailsharing as an installed app in your Django settings:

# in

Run migrations to create required database tables:

$ migrate wagtailsharing

Replace use of Wagtail’s catch-all URL pattern:

# in
-from wagtail.wagtailcore import urls as wagtail_urls
+from wagtailsharing import urls as wagtailsharing_urls


-urlpatterns.append(url(r'', include(wagtail_urls)))
+urlpatterns.append(url(r'', include(wagtailsharing_urls)))

Sharing sites

The Wagtail admin now contains a new section under Settings called Sharing Sites that allows users to define how they would like to expose latest page revisions.

No sharing sites exist by default. A sharing site must be manually created for each Wagtail Site to make its latest revisions shareable. Each sharing site is defined by a unique hostname and port number. Important: configuring your sharing sites improperly could expose draft/private content publicly. Be careful when setting them up!


Pages viewed on a wagtail-sharing shared site have a simple banner added to them to remind reviewers that the current published content may differ from the content they are viewing.

This behavior can be disabled by setting settings.WAGTAILSHARING_BANNER = False. The banner template can be overridden by providing an alternate template file at wagtailsharing/banner.html similar to how wagtailadmin template overrides are supported.


This project has been tested for compatibility with:

  • Python 2.7, 3.5
  • Django 1.8, 1.9, 1.10
  • Wagtail 1.6, 1.7, 1.8, 1.9

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