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Alternatives to Directus

Contentful, Strapi, Cockpit, Grav, and Ghost are the most popular alternatives and competitors to Directus.
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What is Directus and what are its top alternatives?

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 11.1K GitHub stars and 1.1K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Directus's open source repository on GitHub

Top Alternatives to Directus

  • Contentful

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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. ...

  • WordPress

    WordPress

    The core software is built by hundreds of community volunteers, and when you’re ready for more there are thousands of plugins and themes available to transform your site into almost anything you can imagine. Over 60 million people have chosen WordPress to power the place on the web they call “home” — we’d love you to join the family. ...

  • Drupal

    Drupal

    Drupal is an open source content management platform powering millions of websites and applications. It’s built, used, and supported by an active and diverse community of people around the world. ...

  • Joomla!

    Joomla!

    Joomla is a simple and powerful web server application and it requires a server with PHP and either MySQL, PostgreSQL, or SQL Server to run it. ...

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