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Directus vs Strapi: What are the differences?

Directus: 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; Strapi: *An open-source Headless-CMS *. 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.

Directus and Strapi can be categorized as "Self-Hosted Blogging / CMS" tools.

Directus and Strapi are both open source tools. It seems that Strapi with 16.4K GitHub stars and 1.87K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Directus with 4.79K GitHub stars and 483 GitHub forks.

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Pros of Directus
Pros of Strapi
  • 7
    Open Source
  • 5
    Self-hostable
  • 4
    API-based CMS
  • 2
    Version 9 is Javascript Based
  • 47
    Free
  • 33
    Open source
  • 24
    Rapid development
  • 22
    API-based cms
  • 21
    Self-hostable
  • 17
    Real-time
  • 14
    Easy setup
  • 14
    Headless
  • 11
    Large community
  • 10
    JSON
  • 3
    Social Auth
  • 3
    Internationalization
  • 2
    Media Library
  • 2
    GraphQL
  • 1
    Components

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Cons of Directus
Cons of Strapi
  • 4
    Php based
  • 7
    Internationalisation
  • 7
    Can be limiting
  • 5
    A bit buggy
  • 3
    DB Migrations not seemless

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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.

What is 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.

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    What are some alternatives to Directus and Strapi?
    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.
    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.
    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.
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