New in Wagtail 6.0
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Here are highlights from Wagtail 6.0. For more details, view the full v6.0 release notes.
Following design improvements to page listings, Wagtail now provides a unified search and filtering interface for all listings. This will improve navigation capabilities, particularly for sites with a large number of pages or where content tends to use a flat structure.
- Page type
- Date updated
- Edited by
- Has child pages
Right-to-left language support
The admin interface now supports right-to-left languages, such as Persian, Arabic, and Hebrew. Though there are still some areas that need improvement, all admin views will now be displayed in the correct direction.
Accessibility checker in page editor
The built-in accessibility checker now displays as a side panel within page and snippet editors supporting preview. The new “Checks” side panel only shows accessibility-related issues for pages with the userbar enabled in this release, but will be updated to support any content checks in the future. For more information on future plans, see Looking for sponsorship – Accessibility checks for site administrators on the Wagtail blog.
Polished dark mode
Wagtail 6.0 comes with refinements to the dark theme within the admin interface. Dark themes are an important accessibility feature, and they help with environmental sustainability by reducing display power consumption for OLED devices.
Page types usage report
The new Page types report provides a breakdown of the number of pages for each type. It helps answer questions such as:
- Which page types do we have on our CMS?
- How many pages of that page type do we have?
- When was a page of that type last edited? By whom? Which page was that?
This feature was implemented thanks to a feature sponsorship by Mozilla.
This release comes with a high number of accessibility improvements across the admin interface:
- Better support to define header cells for tables
- Keyboard support for table editing
- Keyboard support in all action menus
- Refinements in labels used by screen reader and speech recognition users
View our Accessibility page for more information about the state of Wagtail accessibility.