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Peregrine is an opinioned blog system for the Wagtail content management system on the Django Web Framework.

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Note: Please Read Before Using

Peregrine will be joining forces with CodeRedCMS. We have similar philosophies: a plug and play system on top of Wagtail using Bootstrap 4. It doesn't make sense to duplicate our efforts.

We will keep this repository and PyPI package present for our (very few) users.

Please see CodeRedCMS here.

Peregrine is an opinionated blogging platform which uses the Wagtail CMS on the Django web framework. It uses Wagtail's fantastic StreamField feature to provide fully structured content body element blocks, completely separating content from the presentation layer (CSS, JS, and HTML).

This is alpha software, in active development!

Peregrine requires at least Wagtail 2.0 and Django 2.0.

Getting Started: the Five Minute Install

These instructions will be fleshed out, but if you want to give it a try, here are the basics.


mkvirtualenv my_blog
pip install peregrine
django-admin startproject my_blog
cd my_blog


Your settings file will be located in my_blog/ if you're using the default Django project layout created by the startproject command above. You'll need to add the sections beneath INSTALLED_APPS and MIDDLEWARE, and add 'wagtail.contrib.settings.context_processors.settings', to your TEMPLATES context processors in your settings to look like this.










        'OPTIONS': {
            'context_processors': [



from django.contrib import admin
from django.urls import include, path, re_path

from wagtail.admin import urls as wagtailadmin_urls
from wagtail.documents import urls as wagtaildocs_urls

urlpatterns = [

    # Wagtail / Peregrine URLs
    path('documents/', include(wagtaildocs_urls)),
    path('cms/', include(wagtailadmin_urls)),
    re_path(r'^', include('peregrine.urls')),

Fire it up!

After you've set up your settings, we need to create your database and a superuser. Issue the following commands from your project root directory.

Only run the command peregrine_initial_site if you are running on a new project, as it loads database fixtures!

python migrate
# ** Be sure to see the note above before running this next command. It isn't necessary if you don't want to. **
python peregrine_initial_site
python createsuperuser
python runserver 0:8000

You should then be able to navigate to http://localhost:8000/cms/ and log in, and start creating!

Release Notes


  • Switch the menus to pull any non-post pages tagged for inclusion in menus, rather than just pages of type SitePage.


  • Add a VACUUM command if running SQLite on S3 as the default database engine to keep the SQLite DB size as small as possible.


  • Add new setting to only keep recent revisions. If not set, will keep all revisions.



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