Now you're logged in, it's time to configure your account as you want.

Click on Config menu. You have five tabs: Settings, RSS, User information, Password and Tagging rules.



wallabag is customizable. You can choose your prefered theme here. The default theme is Material, it's the theme used in the documentation screenshots.

Items per page

You can change the number of articles displayed on each page.

Reading speed

wallabag calculates a reading time for each article. You can define here, thanks to this list, if you are a fast or a slow reader. wallabag will recalculate the reading time for each article.

Where do you want to be redirected after mark an article as read?

Each time you'll do some actions (after marking an article as read/favorite, after deleting an article, after removing a tag from an entry), you can be redirected:

  • To the homepage
  • To the current page


You can change the language of wallabag interface.


wallabag provides RSS feeds for each article status: unread, starred and archive.

Firstly, you need to create a personal token: click on Create your token. It's possible to change your token by clicking on Reset your token.

Now you have three links, one for each status: add them into your favourite RSS reader.

You can also define how many articles you want in each RSS feed (default value: 50).

There is also a pagination available for these feeds. You can add ?page=2 to jump to the second page. The pagination follow the RFC about that, which means you'll find the next, previous & last page link inside the <channel> tag of each RSS feed.

User information

You can change your name, your email address and enable Two factor authentication.

If the wallabag instance has more than one enabled user, you can delete your account here. Take care, we delete all your data.

Two factor authentication (2FA)

Two-factor authentication (also known as 2FA) is a technology patented in 1984 that provides identification of users by means of the combination of two different components.

Warning: enabling 2FA from the configuration interface is only possible if it has been authorized before in app/config/parameters.yml by setting the twofactor_auth property to true (do not forget to run php bin/console cache:clear -e=prod after modification).

If you enable 2FA, each time you want to login to wallabag, you'll receive a code by email. You have to put this code on the following form.

Two factor authentication

If you don't want to receive a code each time you want to login, you can check the I'm on a trusted computer checkbox: wallabag will remember you for 15 days.


You can change your password here (8 characters minimum).

Tagging rules

If you want to automatically assign a tag to new articles, this part of the configuration is for you.

What does « tagging rules » mean?

They are rules used by wallabag to automatically tag new entries. Each time a new entry is added, all the tagging rules will be used to add the tags you configured, thus saving you the trouble to manually classify your entries.

How do I use them?

Let assume you want to tag new entries as « short reading » when the reading time is inferior to 3 minutes. In that case, you should put « readingTime <= 3 » in the Rule field and « short reading » in the Tags field. Several tags can added simultaneously by separating them by a comma: « short reading, must read ». Complex rules can be written by using predefined operators: if « readingTime >= 5 AND domainName = "" » then tag as « long reading, github ».

Which variables and operators can I use to write rules?

The following variables and operators can be used to create tagging rules (be careful, for some values, you need to add quotes, for example language = "en"):

Variable Meaning Operator Meaning
title Title of the entry <= Less than…
url URL of the entry < Strictly less than…
isArchived Whether the entry is archived or not => Greater than…
isStarred Whether the entry is starred or not > Strictly greater than…
content The entry's content = Equal to…
language The entry's language != Not equal to…
mimetype The entry's mime-type OR One rule or another
readingTime The estimated entry's reading time, in minutes AND One rule and another
domainName The domain name of the entry matches Tests that a subject is matches a search (case-insensitive). Example: title matches "football"