version 3.0

Features / Improvements

  • Rails 4.2.x!
  • brand new content editing experience. AlohaEditor and TinyMCE were dropped an replaced by Wysihtml with a new system to edit the content and see the changes in live.
  • new caching system.
  • introduce layouts for pages. If an editor wants to create a page, he/she can choose among layouts defined by the developer of the site.
  • site dashboard tracking the activities of all the editors of a site.
  • the subject of the notification email sent when a content entry is created in the public site can be modified.
  • markdown editor for editable text elements in a page and text fields of a content entry.
  • allow defining url 301 redirections per site.
  • implement the color custom field for content entries.
  • support for MongoDB 3.0.
  • manage translations of the back-office via Transifex.
  • option to redirect domains to the first main domain.
  • new Locomotive Ruby API client lib named Coal.
  • developer tab per site describing how to use Wagon and the Restful API for the site.
  • protect a whole site by a password.
  • the editable_file liquid tag accepts now a resize option for resizing/cropping images.
  • the translate liquid tag supports interpolation and pluralization.


  • brand new UI/UX
  • the back-office UI relies on Bootstrap, the most popular and powerful HTML/CSS framework.
  • upgrade to the last versions of the main gems: Rails (4.2.5), Mongoid (5.0.1), Devise, SimpleForm, Carrierwave, ...etc.
  • do not rely on subdomains anymore for the multi-sites functionality. Format of the url for the back-office of a site: http://myengine/locomotive/.
  • the page rendering engine has been extracted to its own gem: Steam. Both Wagon and Engine uses Steam.
  • drop CanCan and replace it by Pundit
  • replace HAML by SLIM for the back-office views for performance

Issues solved

You can find most of them here: Github issues