Wagtail for Beginners (Legacy Course)

Learn Wagtail from scratch. In this course we'll create a brand new website and we'll launch it. The demo site you'll create can be found at rocketman.learnwagtail.com

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Welcome to Wagtail for Beginners!

This course is designed for developers who are new to Wagtail CMS. Together, we'll create a brand new Wagtail website from scratch, and at the end we'll deploy it to the web. Here's a preview of the final website: Rocketman

If you're unsure whether this course is for you or not, consider the follow topics we'll be covering together, and if you're unfamiliar or not completely comfortable with all of these subjects then it's likely this course is for you.

Here's what we'll be learning:

  • Installation
    • You'll learn how to install Wagtail using venv and Pipenv
  • Create 7 custom
    • Including services, misc pages, testimonials, StreamFields, a custom menu, contact pages, and global site settings
  • Contact pages
    • Creating the initial page and the landing page
    • Customizing contact form options
  • StreamFields
    • Basic StreamFields
    • Repeating StreamFields
    • Custom StreamField validation
    • Table blocks
    • Reusing StreamField components
    • Adding additional logic to StreamFields
    • 2 ways to create StreamFields
  • Custom pages
    • Page validation
    • Custom page fields
    • Working with images and foreign keys to other models
  • Create listing pages to automatically populate content as soon as you create a new page
  • Caching
    • How to speed up your website with caching
    • How to delete caching when you save a page or model
  • Create a custom menu
    • You'll create a sortable menu system from scratch
    • You'll be introduced to Orderables and Clusterable Models
    • Register the menu with Wagtails ModelAdmin
    • Create a custom Django template tag to work with your menu templates
  • Create Django models
    • Use Wagtail as the main admin interface
    • How to turn Django models into reusable pieces of data (Wagtail snippets)
  • Create custom site settings
    • You'll make site settings globally accessible
    • Cache these settings
    • And delete cache when the values are updated
  • Custom image cropping and renditions
    • And .webp image support
  • Creating a sitemap
  • 2 super helpful debugging tools
  • My personal methods for learning Wagtail quickly and efficiently
  • Launch your website on a brand new server
    • Using Digital Ocean and Ubuntu 18 with Nginx and Gunicorn
    • There's a free $50 credit inside for Digital Ocean as well
  • Install an error monitoring service for your live website

Courses bonuses:

Here are some additional bonuses to taking this course.

  • All the source code
  • The frontend build tools to customize the theme
  • A sample nginx config
  • Sample gunicorn files

Course requirements

  • An internet connection to stream the videos
  • You'll need to have Python install on your computer

Additionally, this course comes with lifetime 24/7 access.

If you think you could benefit from a course like this, definitely enrol today and let's get started.

Course lessons

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