Directus vs KeystoneJS: What are the differences?
Developers describe Directus as "Free and Open-Source Headless CMS". 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. On the other hand, KeystoneJS is detailed as "Node.js CMS and web application platform built on Express and MongoDB". Keystone is the easiest way to build database-driven websites, applications and APIs in Node.js.
Directus and KeystoneJS can be categorized as "Self-Hosted Blogging / CMS" tools.
"Open Source" is the top reason why over 3 developers like Directus, while over 4 developers mention "Out-of-box tools and basic services" as the leading cause for choosing KeystoneJS.
Directus and KeystoneJS are both open source tools. It seems that KeystoneJS with 14.6K GitHub stars and 2.35K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Directus with 4.68K GitHub stars and 464 GitHub forks.