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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Learn more at and follow us on Twitter: @directus

Welcome to Directus, a free and open-source headless CMS written in Backbone.js that provides a feature-rich environment for rapid development and management of custom database schemas. Directus makes no assumptions about how you should architect your schema – giving you the freedom to tailor the database to your specific project needs and provide an intuitive, one-to-one interface to your users. And instead of encompassing your entire project, Directus focuses on a lightweight core suite designed to integrate with the frameworks already in your workflow.

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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 or chat with us at We're actively seeking developers, designers, and testers who are willing to contribute time to:

  • The core codebase
  • Alternate database ports (PostgreSQL, SQLite, etc)
  • Alternate server-side ports (RoR, Python, etc)
  • Custom UIs
  • Custom extensions

Feature Requests

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

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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


Directus Documentation RepoAvailable 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.

Web Formatted VersionThe same as above but styled on the marketing site.


NGINX or Apache Server, PHP 5.5+, MySQL 5.2+, pdo_mysql, mod_rewrite, curl, fileinfo, gd, and mcrypt.


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

For more information on semantic versioning, please visit

Database Types

While Directus has been abstracted to allow for different database adapters in the future, currently only MySQL is supported. We hope that as we gain additional contributors we can expand Directus to support additional database types.

Copyright and License

Code and documentation copyright 2016 RANGER Studio LLC. Code released under the GPLv3.


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