Wagtail CMS

Wagtail is an open source CMS built in Python.

Configure Tugboat

The Tugboat configuration is managed by a YAML file at .tugboat/config.yml in your git repository. For the full config file, along with installation instructions, please see the corresponding GitHub repository for configuring Wagtail on Tugboat.

services:
  # Set the hostname
  python:
    image: tugboatqa/debian
    # In case multiple services are installed.
    default: true
    commands:
      init:
        - apt-get update && apt-get install python3 python3-pip python3-venv
        - python3 -m venv mysite/env
        - . mysite/env/bin/activate
        - pip3 install wagtail
        - wagtail start mysite mysite
        - cd mysite && pip3 install -r requirements.txt
        - cd mysite && python3 manage.py migrate
        # Create the admin user. The password could also be
        # stored as a Tugboat environment variable.
        - cd mysite && echo "from django.contrib.auth import get_user_model; User = get_user_model();
          User.objects.create_superuser('admin', 'root@localhost', 'tugboat')" | python3 manage.py shell
        # Cleanup to reduce disk space
        - apt-get clean
        - rm -rf /var/lib/apt/lists/* /tmp/* /var/tmp/*

      start:
        # Run on the default Tugboat port.
        - cd mysite && python3 manage.py runserver 0.0.0.0:80 &
# Optionally install a redis cache.
#  redis:
#    image: tugboatqa/redis

# Optionally install Elasticsearch.
#  elasticsearch:
#    image: tugboatqa/elasticsearch

Note that this config builds a Wagtail site from scratch. You’ll likely want to deploy Tugboat into an existing site, so additional steps will be needed to import your database and file assets into the build. One way you can do this by importing the Tugboat Repository‚Äôs SSH key to the server hosting your site’s data and then using scp for import. Here’s an example with mysql.

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Start Building Previews!

Once this Tugboat configuration file is committed to your git repository, you can start building previews!