v0.16.0 release notes

New features

  • NEW spam protection on forms (ON by default). We have been piloting this out for several months and have seen a 100% success rate so far. See Form Pages.

  • NEW support for Sass via a new starter template. See Installation.

  • Upgraded Wagtail to version 2.6. Now supports Django versions 2.0, 2.1, and 2.2; Python versions 3.5, 3.6, and 3.7.

  • Now supports page translation via wagtail-modeltranslation. See new how-to guide: Translation & Multi-Language Support.

Bug fixes

  • Improved HTML5 validity by removing space within tags and href attributes.

  • Improved accessibility by adding title attribute to embedded iframes.

  • Specify language in HTML tag. See Translation & Multi-Language Support.

  • The commonly crawled URL /favicon.ico now issues a redirect to the Favicon set in Layout Settings.


  • Major code cleanup to conform to Python best practices.

  • New continuous integration to enforce code quality standards outlined in Contributing.

Upgrade considerations

  • You might need to run python manage.py makemigrations website and python manage.py migrate after upgrading.

  • Use of content delivery network for Bootstrap and jQuery has been replaced with local files. This will improve local development and use behind firewalls/offline environments. To continue using a CDN, override {% block frontend_assets %} , {% block required_scripts %} , and {% block frontend_scripts %} in your base.html file.

  • Python 3.4 support has been dropped by Wagtail.

  • CoderedFormPage.get_form() method signature has changed.