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Headless is a read only API to deliver Backdrop nodes, terms, views, and
paragraphs as json endpoints.


This allows you to publish content to your Backdrop site and send it out to
other applications. For example you could have a nuxt
front end app and an Apache Cordovo app both pulling in content from the

In this way you get all the power of Backdrop CMS:

  • Authoring experience
  • Structured content
    • Custom content types
    • fieldable
    • views

That you can deliver to any consumer app you want.


To configure which entities you would like to expose as json endpoints:

  • Visit: /admin/config/services/headless
    • Check off the entities you would like to expose
    • Save the configuration form


  • Nodes: /api/node/{type}/{id}
    • for example the default /about page is available at /api/node/page/2
      • Assuming you've checked off to allow the page type as exposed on
  • Terms: /api/{vocabulary}/term/{id}
  • Views: /api/views/{view_name}
  • Paragraphs: /api/paragraphs/{type}/{id}


This project is GPL v2 software. See the LICENSE.txt file in this directory for
complete text.