Directus is a headless CMS written in backbone.js that provides a feature-rich environment for rapid development and management of custom database schemas.
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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) webapp dynamically maps to your database's schema, instantly providing your users/clients with an intuitive interface for managing content.

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We release a static front-end preview of each upcoming version for community feedback. Please use the button on the bottom-right corner of the screen to leave feedback or recommendations. This is a work-in-progress and will continue to change:


New Contributors

We're currently a very small team looking to grow our network of contributors. If you're interested in helping advance the Directus framework please reach out to @BenHaynes, join us on Slack, or chat with us at We're actively seeking developers, designers, and testers who are willing to contribute time to:

  • The core codebase
  • Database Ports (PostgreSQL, SQLite, MongoDB, etc)
  • Server-side Ports (Node, RoR, Python, etc)
  • Custom UIs
  • Custom Extensions

Having Problems?

Think you discover 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


Docs Repository – Available directly on GitHub with a history of changes from version 6+. For those interested in helping build, correct, or clarify the Directus docs – please submit pull-requests.


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Directus releases are numbered with the following format and guidelines:


  • Breaking backwards compatibility bumps the major
  • New additions without breaking backwards compatibility bumps the minor
  • Bug fixes and misc changes bump the patch

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Database Types

While Directus has been abstracted to allow for different database adapters in the future, currently only MySQL is supported. PostgreSQL, SQLite, and MongoDB support is under development – and we hope to expand support for additional database types as we gain contributors.

Copyright, License, and Trademarks

  • Directus Core codebase released under the GPLv3.
  • Example Code, Design Previews, Demonstration Apps, Custom Extensions, Custom UIs, and Documentation copyright 2017 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.

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If you would like to request or vote for new Directus features please visit our FeatHub page.

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