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Wagtail Localize

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Wagtail Localize is a translation plugin for the Wagtail CMS. It allows pages or snippets to be translated within Wagtail's admin interface. It also provides integrations with external translations services such as Pontoon or DeepL, and importing/exporting translations with PO files.

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Wagtail Localize requires the following:


Install using pip:

pip install wagtail-localize

Add wagtail_localize and wagtail_localize.locales to your INSTALLED_APPS setting:

    # ...
    "wagtail_localize.locales",  # This replaces "wagtail.locales"
    # ...

wagtail-localize loads additional assets for the editing interface. Run the collectstatic management command to collect all the required assets.

python collectstatic


All contributions are welcome!


To make changes to this project, first clone this repository:

git clone
cd wagtail-localize

With your preferred virtualenv activated, install testing dependencies:

Using pip

pip install pip>=21.3
pip install -e '.[testing]' -U

Using flit

pip install "flit>=3.8.0"
flit install


Note that this project uses pre-commit. To set up locally:

# go to the project directory
$ cd wagtail-localize
# initialize pre-commit
$ pre-commit install

# Optional, run all checks once for this, then the checks will run only on the changed files
$ pre-commit run --all-files

How to run tests

Now you can run tests as shown below:


or, you can run them for a specific environment tox -e python3.8-django3.2-wagtail4.1 or specific test tox -e python3.9-django3.2-wagtail4.1-sqlite wagtail_localize.tests.test_edit_translation.TestGetEditTranslationView

To run the test app interactively, use tox -e interactive, visit and log in with admin/changeme.


For support, please use GitHub Discussions or ask a question on the #multi-language channel on Wagtail's Slack instance.


Many thanks to all of our supporters, contributors, and early adopters who helped with the initial release. In particular, to The Mozilla Foundation and Torchbox who sponsored the majority of the initial development and Wagtail core's internationalisation support.