Last month, thousands of attendees from around the world joined us for Summit/2021, WP Engine’s annual, signature event for developers and marketers.

It was WP Engine’s most-attended event to date, and the agenda was filled with informative sessions covering everything from site security and performance to WooCommerce hosting and agency growth. 

If you were unable to attend the event in real-time, or if there were sessions you missed and have been meaning to catch up on, we’ve got you covered—all of the content from Summit/2021 is currently available on-demand! Click here for the entire list of this year’s sessions. 

All Summit/2021 Sessions Are Now Available On-Demand

In addition to keynote presentations from WP Engine Chairwoman and CEO Heather Brunner, WP Engine COO Jason Teichman, WP Engine Founder and CTO Jason Cohen, and Girls Who Code Founder Reshma Saujani, the agenda for Summit/2021 was filled with great breakout sessions that attendees have been raving about. Here’s a quick look at a few:  

Headless 101 – Everything You Wanted to Know and More!

Headless architecture is growing in popularity, due in no small part to the flexibility and speed to market it can provide large-scale businesses. According to recent research, 64% of enterprise organizations are currently using a headless approach, representing a nearly 25% increase from 2019. 

While headless may still seem like a mystery to you, this session will give you a better understanding of the playing field, providing a detailed look at how headless architecture can help you build absurdly fast, decoupled websites. Learn key terms, emerging trends, and cutting-edge best practices in this informative half-hour session about headless WordPress

Improving Your Site With a Real-Time Core Web Vitals View

Core Web Vitals are a set of metrics aimed at providing unified guidance for website performance related to user experience. As Google’s page experience update rolls out over the coming months, these metrics will redefine the way websites are measured and ranked. 

In 2021, WP Engine’s own Web Marketing team undertook the major project of understanding and achieving >90% scores across all Core Web Vitals metrics. In this session, experts from WP Engine and New Relic explain how to use real user data to overcome the limitations of synthetic tests, allowing you to better understand the impact Core Web Vitals will have on your business. 

How Great American Cookies and 3 Owl Built a Fully-Integrated eCommerce System

In 2019, Great American Cookies and its parent company, Global Franchise Group, saw an emerging opportunity to expand their in-store model by selling and delivering baked goods directly to consumers. 

Great American Cookies needed to create a fully integrated eCommerce and inventory management system, aligned with existing production processes and a new consumer-direct delivery model…and launch it all within a 10-week window to capitalize on anticipated holiday demand. 

Check out the full session to learn how creative agency 3 Owl and WP Engine helped Great American Cookies increase year-over-year holiday sales by 1200%!

The Ultimate Guide to Optimizing Your WooCommerce Website

Getting your products online is certainly a key step for any aspiring eCommerce business, but it’s far from the only one. Once you’re ready to sell, it takes ongoing attention and optimization to keep your store operating at peak levels. 

This session offers a closer look at tools and techniques you can use to enhance your online store so your users can find what they’re looking for—and checkout—before the competition can pull them away. A good store is more than raw speed; an efficient user experience is the real goal. Learn how to get there and win the race for your customers!

How WordPress is Enterprise Grade

As the world accelerates to digital, many enterprise organizations are reimagining their digital experiences. Traditionally, large-scale businesses have defaulted when it comes to powering their digital footprint, using expensive, proprietary solutions that ultimately lead to slower time to market and processes that are costly when changes need to be made. 

WordPress is increasingly being seen as the solution for enterprise agility, and it’s taking market share away from proprietary solutions because of its ability to deliver enterprise-grade experiences at scale. In this excellent session, you’ll hear directly from experts at WP Engine and Kanopi Studios as they discuss how they’ve leveraged WordPress to meet the demands of, and deliver to, their enterprise clients.

View all Sumit/2021 sessions on-demand here and visit WP Engine to find out more about the ways we power the freedom to create with WordPress.