Open-Source Headless CMS & API
Directus is free and open-source and we like to keep it that way.
Please help us out by supporting the project on Patreon!
Directus is a free and open-source database API and 'headless' CMS. Unlike traditional CMS that encompass your entire project codebase, the decoupled approach of Directus offers an API and SDKs to connect your content to: websites, native apps, kiosks, IoT devices, or any other data-driven projects.
Directus makes no assumptions about how you should architect your database – giving you complete freedom to optimize structure and performance for projects of any size or complexity. Built on top of the API is our feature-rich admin webapp (CMS) which dynamically maps to your database's schema, instantly providing your users/clients with an intuitive interface for managing content.
Download the latest pre-built version from our releases page or clone this repo and install the composer dependencies by running
composer install from the root folder.
NGINX or Apache Server, MySQL 5.2+, PHP 5.6+ (curl, gd, finfo, pdo_mysql)
While Directus has been abstracted to allow for different database adapters in the future, currently only MySQL is supported. PostgreSQL, SQLite, and MongoDB support are under development – and we hope to expand support for additional database types as we gain contributors.
The full documentation about using the admin Directus can be found over at docs.getdirectus.com.
You can find the source of this documentation in our docs repo.
Directus API & SDKs
Our full API reference can be found over at api.getdirectus.com. Together with the endpoints and supported params, you can also find code examples for our supported SDKs.
You can find the source of this documentation in our API docs repo.
Help and Support
Think you've discovered a bug? First, read through our docs to be sure – then submit a ticket to our GitHub Issues. And if you already know a good solution, we love Pull Requests! For all security related issues, please chat with us directly through getdirectus.com.
Requesting Features or Enhancements
Use our Feature Request Tool to request new features or vote on existing community suggestions.
For support using Directus, please post questions with the
directus tag on Stack Overflow.
Team and Community Chat
If you're interested in discussing things with our core team or the Directus community, feel free to join us on Slack. This is not a place for free/faster tech support.
Contributing to Directus
First of all, thank you for taking the time to work on Directus!
The following is a set of guidelines for contributing to Directus and its components. These are just guidelines, not strict rules. Feel free to propose changes to this and other documents in a pull request.
Your First Code Contribution
Unsure where to begin contributing to Directus? You can start by looking through the
good first issue and
Help Wanted issues.
good first issue issues are issues that often only require a few lines of code.
Help wanted issues are a bit more involved than beginner issues.
Want to help but have some trouble understanding the issue, ask us and we will help you to get you started.
Directus has multilingual support – and we're looking for anyone interested in helping translate our English default language file into other languages. It's as easy as copying that
en.json file and changing the values!
PR any translations into this Directory.
Huge thanks to the following contributors!
🇺🇸@benhaynes 🇫🇷@EmilienCo & @JackNUMBER 🇪🇸@WellingGuzman 🇩🇪@katywings & @ymilhahn 🇨🇳@TigerHix & @Gfast2 🇧🇷@michaelnagy 🇮🇹@AeonZh 🇳🇱@rijkvanzanten 🇯🇵@hokkaidobeard 🇳🇴@franctic-aerobic
This is what we want to get done next:
- Begin work on Directus v7.0 (moving from Backbone to Vue)
- CMS App Decoupled from API
- API 2.0 - Speed improvements, better relational filtering / querying, and increased i18n support
- Support for multiple databases (multitenant)
- Digital Asset Management improvements
- Web Hooks
- GraphQL endpoint
- Support for PostgreSQL DBs
- Marketplace for easier distribution of interfaces / extensions
- Updated Marketing site and SaaS platform
Sponsors: Bas Jansen
Copyright, License, and Trademarks
- Directus Core codebase released under the GPLv3 license.
- Example Code, Design Previews, Demonstration Apps, Custom Extensions, Custom interfaces, and Documentation copyright 2018 RANGER Studio LLC.
- RANGER Studio owns all Directus trademarks, service marks, and graphic logos on behalf of our project's community. The names of all Directus projects are trademarks of RANGER Studio LLC.