AUSTIN—April 12, 2022 — WP Engine, the world’s most trusted WordPress technology company, today announced Atlas, its award-winning headless WordPress solution, is now available to businesses of all sizes with four new headless WordPress plans, ranging from $49 to $499, allowing developers to learn, build and grow their sites on Atlas. It also announced the launch of Atlas Blueprints, which are free, professionally-designed starter sites allowing anyone to get started fast with headless WordPress. Developers can also try out Atlas by signing up for a free Atlas Sandbox account, which allows developers to learn more about developing with headless WordPress and create prototype projects.

Headless WordPress. Perfected.

WP Engine’s Atlas is the complete headless WordPress platform, enabling exponentially faster dynamic sites with the flexibility and security that comes with headless solutions. Delighting both developers and content publishers, Atlas brings together the customer’s choice of modern development framework with powerful front-end Node.js hosting and headless WordPress all in one complete package. Users can rely on WP Engine as a trusted partner and one support organization with the expertise to troubleshoot everything that’s included. 

 “We created Atlas because it allowed developers to use the modern frameworks they prefer and build personalized, omnichannel experiences integrated with back-ends at the speed normally reserved for static brochure sites,” said Jason Cohen, Founder and Chief Technology Officer at WP Engine. “The WordPress industry’s reaction to our Atlas launch last year was nothing short of amazing. In talking with our customers around the world, we found there was a strong desire to learn more about headless WordPress, provide an easy onramp to using it and make it available to brands and agencies everywhere, regardless of their size or budget.” 

Cohen continued, “Developers are tinkerers, always pushing the boundaries, finding new ways to harness the power of WordPress. Most have extensive WordPress and PHP experience and are looking to work in more API-centric and headless web engineering. With the launch of our new Atlas plans, Atlas Blueprints and Atlas Sandbox, we are enabling more developers and marketers to try out headless WordPress and build amazing, powerful, secure sites faster than ever before and scale them as their business grows.” 

Atlas for All

Developers are constantly under pressure to deliver highly performant + secure omni-channel digital experiences that rank higher and convert better on a platform that easily scales and integrates with an increasing array of martech SaaS tools.

Atlas unlocks a world of possibilities by leveraging all the content-creation power of WordPress while making it easy to implement on the front end with JavaScript and more modern web practices. From e-commerce to corporate websites to newsrooms and media sites, developers and marketers gain the security, stability and performance needed to engage audiences with their story or products today, and the control they’ll need for updating and evolving content tomorrow with autonomous page editing.

WP Engine is launching four new Atlas plans to help Atlas span the entire spectrum of headless WordPress needs for sites of all sizes. These new plans are in addition to the existing Atlas offerings for enterprise developers and agencies with high-traffic sites. From startups to enterprises, these plans have you covered. 

Atlas Blueprints

Many developers want the added security and flexibility that headless WordPress brings and they simply want to create a beautiful site quickly. Atlas Blueprints comes with pre-installed plugins for headless WordPress publishing, and a React-based front end that is pre-configured for WordPress data fetching, routing, and search, enabling them to create a fully-featured headless site in less than 5 minutes.

Atlas Blueprints are professionally designed and leverage the best of WP Engine’s headless products, including WPGraphQL, Faust.js, and Atlas Content Modeler. Blueprints can be deployed using Local or a free Atlas Sandbox account. It can also be used to learn about headless development, rapidly create a prototype project, or even deploy a production site.

Free Sandbox Accounts

An Atlas Sandbox account is a free “playground” account where developers can dive into Atlas, play around with all the Atlas features and tooling, and explore, what is for many, a new way of developing in WordPress.

For more information about Atlas for All, Atlas Blueprints and to sign up for a free Atlas Sandbox account, go to https://wpengine.com/atlas/

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Learn more at DE{CODE} 2022

The new Atlas plans and Atlas Blueprints will be discussed in a session at WP Engine’s award-winning DE{CODE} 2022 developer conference. The completely virtual event will take place April 20-21 and will be broadcast across three different time zones, making it more convenient for developers attending from North America, EMEA, and Australia. The agenda is packed with 19 expert-led sessions that dive into the latest trends and technologies in WordPress.

This year’s event is organized around four key areas of development most requested by previous DE{CODE} attendees: eCommerce, headless WordPress, managed WordPress hosting and the builder experience. To learn more and to register, visit the DE{CODE}2022 site.

About WP Engine

WP Engine, the WordPress technology company, provides the most relied upon and trusted brands and developer-centric WordPress products for companies and agencies of all sizes, including managed WordPress hosting, enterprise WordPress, headless WordPress, Flywheel, Local and Genesis. WP Engine’s tech innovation and award-winning WordPress experts help to power more than 1.5 million sites across 150 countries.

Contacts

WP Engine

Eric Jones

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