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Headless CMS Starter

GraphQL API for your content


  • Screenshot from Content Editor
  • Add additional form steps across content types
  • Create collecions of content

Easily build and deploy a customized headless CMS back-end in no time with this starter kit. The starter provides a powerful GraphQL API, with access to the Enonic Query Language, asset serving and the real-time image scaling service. The starter kit goes hand in hand with a detailed Tutorial, and even includes a sample "Headless Movie Database" for your convenience.


  1. 1.0.2

    • 5cb32ef
    • Compatibility:
      • 7.0.0
  2. 1.0.1

    • Added CORS headers to allow all origins
    • Compatibility:
      • 7.0.0
  3. 1.0.0

    • Updated for XP7
    • Compatibility:
      • 7.0.0
  4. 0.9.0

    • Initial release
    • Compatibility:
      • 6.15.0


Clone Headless CMS Starter

This version requires XP 7.0.0 or above.

Use Enonic CLI to set up your project.

Run the following command:


…and choose "Headless CMS Starter" from the list.

Enonic CLI documentation

This version requires XP 6.15.0

To initialize a new project based on Headless CMS Starter, execute the command below. Remember to replace <com.company.myapp> with a unique name for your app, and </my/projects> with the location you want to store the project. <$XP_INSTALL> is the location of your XP installation.



The init-project tool initializes a new application project structure by retrieving a Git repository, removing all references to the Git repository, and adapting its build file properties (gradle.properties).

Complete init-project documentation