Craft vs Wagtail: What are the differences?
What is Craft? A CMS built to do one thing and do it well: manage content. Craft is a content management system (CMS) that’s laser-focused on doing one thing really, really well: managing content.
What is Wagtail? A Django content management system focused on flexibility and user experience. Wagtail is a Django content management system built originally for the Royal College of Art and focused on flexibility and user experience.
Craft and Wagtail can be primarily classified as "Self-Hosted Blogging / CMS" tools.
Some of the features offered by Craft are:
On the other hand, Wagtail provides the following key features:
- A fast, attractive editor interface
- Complete control over design with standard Django templates
- Configure content types through standard Django models
"Quick bespoke CMS" is the top reason why over 7 developers like Craft, while over 13 developers mention "Highly customizable" as the leading cause for choosing Wagtail.
Wagtail is an open source tool with 7.45K GitHub stars and 1.62K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Wagtail's open source repository on GitHub.
Postmark, UMake, and Rigetti Quantum Computing are some of the popular companies that use Craft, whereas Wagtail is used by Thermondo, Hactar, and sinnwerkstatt Medienagentur. Craft has a broader approval, being mentioned in 43 company stacks & 9 developers stacks; compared to Wagtail, which is listed in 8 company stacks and 5 developer stacks.
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