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What is Directus?

Let's say you're planning on managing content for a website, native app, and widget. Instead of using a CMS that's baked into the website client, it makes more sense to decouple your content entirely and access it through an API or SDK. That's a headless CMS. That's Directus.
Directus is a tool in the Self-Hosted Blogging / CMS category of a tech stack.
Directus is an open source tool with 12.8K GitHub stars and 1.4K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Directus's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Directus?

Companies
10 companies reportedly use Directus in their tech stacks, including Labs, QualityMinds GmbH, and Leafly.

Developers
70 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Directus.
Pros of Directus
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Open Source
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Self-hostable
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API-based CMS
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Version 9 is Javascript Based

Directus Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Directus?
Contentful
Contentful enables teams to unify content in a single hub, structure it for use in any digital channel, and integrate seamlessly with hundreds of other tools through open APIs and a leading app framework.
Strapi
It is an open source Node.js Headless CMS to easily build customisable APIs. It lets you manage your content and distribute it anywhere. It allows you to securely and privately serve your database of choice from your hosting and server of choice.
Cockpit
An API-driven CMS without forcing you to make compromises in how you implement your site. The CMS for developers. Manage content like collections, regions, forms and galleries which you can reuse anywhere on your website.
Grav
It is a free, open-source and self-hosted content management system (CMS) based on the PHP programming language and Symfony web application framework. It uses a flat file database for both backend and frontend. It is more widely used, and growing at a faster rate, than other leading flat-file CMS competitors.
Ghost
Ghost is a platform dedicated to one thing: Publishing. It's beautifully designed, completely customisable and completely Open Source. Ghost allows you to write and publish your own blog, giving you the tools to make it easy and even fun to do.
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Directus's Followers
214 developers follow Directus to keep up with related blogs and decisions.