Check out keystonejs.com for documentation and guides.

You can also deploy a starter project to Heroku for free to try it out:

Code Quality Rank: L4
Programming language: TypeScript
License: MIT License
Tags: Node-Powered CMS Frameworks     Forms     Web     App     Framework     Express     CMS     Website     Site     Gui     Mongoose     Admin    
Latest version: v13.0.1

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The superpowered CMS for developers

Keystone helps you build faster and scale further than any other CMS or App Framework. Just describe your schema, and get a powerful GraphQL API & beautiful Management UI for content and data. No boilerplate or bootstrapping – just elegant APIs to help you ship the code that matters without sacrificing the flexibility or power of a bespoke back-end.

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What's New

Keystone 6 is the new major version of KeystoneJS, the most powerful headless content management system around. We've substantially rewritten the CLI, Schema config, and Admin UI to make them more powerful and easier to use than ever before.

Keystone 6 is published on npm under the @keystone-6 namespace. To learn about where we’re taking Keystone check out our Roadmap.

Looking for Keystone 5?

The Keystone 5 codebase is now in maintenance mode and lives at keystonejs/keystone-5. For more information read Keystone 5 and beyond.


Keystone 6 documentation lives on the website:

  • Read Why Keystone to learn about our vision and what's in the box.
  • Getting Started walks you through first steps with the create-keystone-app CLI.
  • The [Examples](./examples) directory contains a growing collection of projects you can run locally to learn more about a Keystone feature.
  • API Reference contains the details on Keystone's foundations building blocks.
  • Guides offer practical explainers on how to build with those blocks.

πŸ’‘ API Docs are complete. We're working hard on expanding coverage in our guides and walkthroughs.

Enjoying Keystone?


Share your thoughts and feature requests on Slack (preferred) or Twitter. Bugfixes and issues always welcome.

Version control

We do our best to follow SemVer version control within Keystone. This means package versions have 3 numbers. A change in the first number indicates a breaking change, the second number indicates backward compatible feature and the third number indicates a bug fix.

You can find changelogs either by browsing our repository, or by using our interactive changelog explorer.

A quick note on dependency management: Keystone is organised into a number of small packages within a monorepo. When packages in the same repository depend on each other, new versions might not be compatible with older versions. If two or more packages are updated, it can result in breaking changes, even though collectively they appear to be non-breaking.

We do our best to catch this but recommend updating Keystone packages together to avoid any potential conflict. This is especially important to be aware of if you use automated dependency management tools like Greenkeeper.

Code of Conduct

KeystoneJS adheres to the Contributor Covenant Code of Conduct.


For vulnerability reporting, please refer to our security policy.


Copyright (c) 2021 Thinkmill Labs Pty Ltd. Licensed under the MIT License.

*Note that all licence references and agreements mentioned in the KeystoneJS README section above are relevant to that project's source code only.