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News

1 April 2022

Believing is seeing: Why a world-class museum of visual culture chose headless Wagtail

Meet Nicolas Leung from M+ in Hong Kong and discover how they used headless Wagtail to build the perfect digital foundation for their brand new museum.

11 January 2021

YouGov goes all-in on headless Wagtail

We’re on course to move 20,000+ articles across 30+ websites in 40+ locales to Wagtail, taking full advantage of Wagtail’s headless approach, multisite and internationalisation capabilities. Here is our story so far.

Topics

REST API

REST is one API option for Headless Wagtail

GraphQL

GraphQL is one API option for Headless Wagtail

Page Preview

Previews need a workaround currently

Images

Additional image considerations are needed for Headless Wagtail

Page URL Routing

Headless Wagtail requires different routing

Rich Text

There are currently two approaches for managing Rich Text

Multi-site support

Multi-site works differently in Headless Wagtail

Form submissions

Wagtail forms are currently unsupported in Headless

Documentation

Documentation support for Headless Wagtail needs to be created

Password-protected Pages

Password-protected pages are currently excluded from the API

Internationalisation

This page is still TODO.

Next.js

Next.js is a frontend option for Headless Wagtail

Nuxt.js

Nuxt.js is a frontend option for Headless Wagtail

StreamField

This page is still TODO.

Gatsby

Gatsby is a frontend option for Headless Wagtail

OpenAPI (Swagger)

This page is still TODO.

Netlify

Netlify is a frontend option for Headless Wagtail

Vercel

Vercel is a frontend option for Headless Wagtail

Do you need Headless Wagtail? A guide for decisionmakers

Not sure if Headless Wagtail is for you? Use this guide to weigh the pros and cons

Headless Wagtail vs. Traditional Wagtail

Background information on headless Wagtail vs. traditional Wagtail

About

This headless site was inspired by the Rust community, and is built using Wagtail and Next.js.

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