New Wagtail Course! 🥳 The Ultimate Wagtail Developers Course

The New 2024 Wagtail CMS Course

What's the difference between the original Wagtail for Beginners course, and the new Ultimate Wagtail Developers Course?


Welcome to the ultimate face-off in the world of Wagtail CMS education: the battle between "Wagtail for Beginners" and "The Ultimate Wagtail Developers Course." It's a showdown that's sure to intrigue both newcomers and seasoned developers alike. Let's dive into the details and see how these two courses stack up against each other!

The Contenders 🥊

Wagtail for Beginners

  • Launch Date: A veteran in the field, having made its debut over 4 years ago.
  • Wagtail Version: Based on Wagtail 2.7, it's like a fine wine from a bygone era.
  • Django & Python: Running on Django 2.2 and Python 3.7, it's got that classic flavor.
  • Video Quality: High-quality videos that are clear, concise, and to the point.
  • Content: A solid basic course that covers the essentials to get you started.
  • Features & Examples: Focuses on single-site examples using Wagtail's original ModelAdmin, along with the default Image and Document models. It also introduces you to the traditional ways of loading images and minimal custom model validation.

The Ultimate Wagtail Developers Course

  • Launch Date: Fresh out of the oven, published just last week on Feb 29, 2024.
  • Wagtail Version: Up-to-date with Wagtail 6.0, it's like stepping into a futuristic Wagtail utopia.
  • Django & Python: Operates on Django 5.0 and Python 3.10, offering a taste of the latest tech advancements.
  • Video Quality: Boasting 4K videos that are so crisp, you'll feel like you're in the same room as the instructor.
  • Content: A comprehensive guide that leaves no stone unturned, designed for those who want to master Wagtail.
  • Features & Examples: Introduces multisite examples, custom Image and Document models, and the fast way to load images. It dives deep into custom model and stream block validation, supports SVG, and showcases Wagtail's new Snippet system and preview-ready caching. Plus, it covers frontend support with Tailwind, custom permissions, multi-language support, and a thorough review of Wagtail CMS management commands. And if you're looking to launch effortlessly, it teaches you how to do so without touching a server.

Side-by-Side Showdown 🤼

When it comes to educational content and features, it's clear that "The Ultimate Wagtail Developers Course" leaps ahead with its modern approach, comprehensive guides, and use of cutting-edge technology. However, "Wagtail for Beginners" still holds a charm for those looking to dip their toes into Wagtail CMS with its straightforward, fundamental approach.

Video quality is another battleground, with "The Ultimate Wagtail Developers Course" taking the lead with its 4K videos, making it a visual treat for learners.

Technological Stack: The evolution from Django 2.2 and Python 3.7 to Django 5.0 and Python 3.10 showcases a significant leap, ensuring that learners are equipped with the latest in web development.

Innovative Features: The transition from ModelAdmin to Wagtail's Snippet system, single to multisite examples, and basic to custom models, validation, and caching techniques, highlights the depth and breadth of topics covered in "The Ultimate Wagtail Developers Course."

Support for Modern Web Practices: With additions like SVG support, Tailwind CSS integration, custom permissions, and multi-language capabilities, the newer course stands out as a beacon for developers looking to build cutting-edge websites.

Deployment Simplified: Moving from the complexity of launching on bare metal using Ubuntu 18 to a server-less deployment approach showcases a significant leap towards simplifying the web development process.

Comparative Overview

Let's break down the differences between "Wagtail for Beginners" and "The Ultimate Wagtail Developers Course" in a crisp, side-by-side comparison that highlights the evolution of Wagtail CMS training:

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Everything you would have learned in Wagtail for Beginners is covered in The Ultimate Wagtail Developers Course. This time, it's more comprehensive, up-to-date, and covers even more features that were not previous mentioned in older content.

The Future is Now! 🌟

While "Wagtail for Beginners" provides a solid foundation, "The Ultimate Wagtail Developers Course" is clearly the future-forward choice for those looking to dive deep into Wagtail CMS. With its comprehensive content, modern technology stack, and support for the latest web development practices, it's designed to elevate your skills to the next level. Whether you're a beginner looking to start your journey or a seasoned developer aiming to update your toolkit, choosing the right course can make all the difference in your web development adventure.

So, are you ready to embark on this Wagtail journey? Choose wisely, and may the code be with you! 🚀👨‍💻👩‍💻

Kalob Taulien

Wagtail CMS enthusiast; Wagtail core team member; Coding teacher.