Build Blog With Wagtail CMS (4.0.0)
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Build Blog With Wagtail CMS (4.0.0)

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This book will teach you how to build a modern blog with Wagtail CMS

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Understand Docker and use Docker Compose to do development
  2. Use python-webpack-boilerplate to jump start frontend project bundled by Webpack.
  3. Install Tailwind CSS as the style solution.
  4. Install Stimulus, understand how it works and write Stimulus controllers.
  5. Learn how Dark Mode works in Tailwind CSS and use Stimulus controller to toggle the dark mode.
  6. Understand the benefit of the healthy Stimulus ecosystem by reusing 3-party Stimulus controller.
  7. Create blog models to work with Wagtail.
  8. Use PDB and Django shell to debug, test code and check data in terminal.
  9. Learn to use RoutablePage and add Date to the post url.
  10. Build Pagination component and correctly handle querystring.
  11. Make the blog supports writing in Markdown and Latex.
  12. Create contact page using Wagtail FormBuilder
  13. Build menu, meta tags, sitemap, robots.txt for better SEO.
  14. Build comment system based on django-contrib-comments which support Generic Relations
  15. Use Tribute.jsAxios to add Mention and Emoji support to the comment form.
  16. Deploy the production app to DigitalOcean

Tech

  • Python 3.10
  • Django 4
  • Wagtail 4
  • Stimulus 3
  • Tailwind CSS 3

This book includes:

  1. A PDF ebook which contains about 30 chapters.
  2. 20+ screenshots and several diagrams, all created by me.

Changelog:

4.0.0 Released 2022-11-07

  1. Drop Bootstrap, and use Tailwind CSS as style solution.
  2. Use Stimulus to help write Javascript.
  3. Upgrade Django, Wagtail, update the screenshots.

3.0.0 Released 2021-08-23

  1. Upgrade Django, Wagtail, update the screenshots.
  2. Import python-webpack-boilerplate as frontend solution
  3. Upgrade Bootstrap 5, drop jQuery, write DOM related code with vanilla JavaScript

2.0.0 Released 2021-01-09

  1. Rewrite the book and source code, update the screenshots.
  2. Add content about docker-compose and docker
  3. Add content about the django-contrib-comments
  4. Add content about the Webpack

1.0.0 Released 2017-09-13

About the Author

MichaelYin
MichaelYin

Michael Yin is a full stack developer from China, and he loves to write high-quality tutorial about programming.

He has published 5 books on Leanpub.

He also published Celery courses on testdriven.io

He is also the founder of a Digital Agency AccordBox and available for remote job.

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Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Create Wagtail Project
  • 3. Create Frontend App
  • 4. Dockerizing Wagtail App
  • 5. Add Blog Models to Wagtail
  • 6. Page Templates in Wagtail
  • 7. Build Page Layout with Tailwind CSS
  • 8. StreamField in Wagtail
  • 9. Routable Page
  • 10. Add Pagination Component
  • 11. Add Date to the PostPage URL
  • 12. Full Text Search
  • 13. Markdown Support
  • 14. Customize Markdown Renderer
  • 15. Build Flexible Form Page
  • 16. Menu Management
  • 17. Wagtail SEO Guide
  • 18. Stimulus Basic
  • 19. Dark Mode
  • 20. Tailwind Typography Dark Mode
  • 21. Carousel
  • 22. Comment Model
  • 23. Customize Django-Contrib-Comments
  • 24. Manage Comment in Wagtail
  • 25. Add Mention Support to Django Form with Tribute.js
  • 26. Add Emoji Support to Django Form with Tribute.js
  • 27. Deploy to DigitalOcean
  • 28. Next Steps
  • 29. Backend FAQ

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