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2.1 is out! Faster and more flexible then ever.

headless cms burdy

Most advanced Open-source Headless CMS written in Typescript


npx create-burdy-app my-project

cd my-project/
npm run dev

Open http://localhost:4000/admin to view your running app. When you're ready for production, run npm run build then npm run start.

2.1 Summary

2.0 Summary

New Features

  • Backup Management - New way of managing backups of your entire data. Backup, restore, export, import or moving content across environments!
  • Preview Editor - Besides Headless Editor we have released new Editor based on IFrame. Now you can manage content and preview your updates live on your websites directly from Burdy!
  • Hierarchical Posts - Besides having Hierarchical Pages we have added support for Hierarchical Posts which represent repeatable data such as Blogs, Docs and more organized in a Sites Hierarchy, for example mainsite/en/blogs/


  • Improved Authoring Experience - Managing Multiple sites or mobile apps from single Burdy has never been easier. With optimized Sites you can now manage tens of thousands of pages and posts in a single Burdy
  • Improved Cloud Provider Support - Besides native support for AWS infrastructure, we are officially announcing native support for DigitalOcean.
  • Optimized Editors - Both Headless and Preview Editors are faster then ever.
  • Improved Localization Capability - With the unified post/page structure, localization is a second nature of our system.

Migration to 2.1

For migration to take place user will need to run migration scripts, for more details visit under CLI commands section

Breaking Changes

  • Burdy 2.0 is not backwards compatible with Burdy 1.0
  • Flat Posts have been replaced with Hierarchical Posts inside Sites

Sneak Peek at upcoming features

  • Publish content across environments - Deliver your selected content across multiple Burdy systems (from one environment to another), with a few simple clicks.
  • Redis Support - We aim to improve content delivery performance by providing native Redis support. You can expect Burdy to be able to serve thousands of requests per second on content API.
  • A/B Testing - A/B test any post, page, fragment

Burdy Features

Out of the box Burdy comes with many features

  • Any Data Structure - build and manage any data structure, objects, arrays, arrays in objects, arrays in arrays in objects, arrays in object in arrays or what ever you whish!
  • Digital Assets Management - inspired by OneDrive and Operating systems, it gives simplicity and organization capabilities,
  • Content types - 16 fields types out of the box, and you can easily extend it with your custom,
  • Post versioning - every update will create a version that authors will be able to restore,
  • Sites hierarchy - authors will be able to organize pages, posts, fragments and multiple websites in a folder like structure,
  • Tags - tag pages, posts or assets with ease
  • Users management with Groups and Permissions access control

Field types

19 Out of the box field types. Learn how to extend with your custom by visiting Custom Editor Fields docs.


  • Text
  • Rich Text (enhanced with custom components)
  • Ace Editor (json, js, ts, html...)
  • Number
  • Checkbox
  • Choice group
  • Assets
  • Images
  • Dropdown
  • Color Picker
  • Date Picker
  • Relation (deprecated)
  • Reference Single (new)
  • Reference Multiple (new)
  • Custom Component


  • Group
  • Repeatable
  • Tab
  • Dynamic Zone

Tech Stack

  • Self-hosted - know where your data is stored!
  • Backend - Node.js, TypeORM, Express
  • Admin - React, Fluent UI
  • Databases - TypeORM (SQLite, Postgres, MySQL, MariaDB), File Storage - file system, AWS S3, DigitalOcean Spaces
  • Customizable - You are able to extend any part of Admin or Backend by just using hooks. Furthermore, you can create custom functionalities in a no time!
  • Native Cloud Support - AWS, DigitalOcean

For more details visit our Docs



Most advanced open-source Headless CMS built in NodeJS and React. Written in Typescript!








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