AUSTIN, Texas — Feb. 16, 2021 — WP Engine, the world’s most trusted WordPress technology company, today announced registration is open for its second annual, developer-focused event DE{CODE} 2021. The completely virtual, developer-focused conference will take place on March 4th with 15 expert-led sessions on how to leverage the latest WordPress technologies, tools and tactics for easy setups, fast builds, effortless launches and successful optimizations. 

“DE{CODE} was born out of the idea that the best developers in the world are the ones who never stop learning,” said Jason Cohen, Founder and CTO at WP Engine. “In an effort to reach those WordPress developers and facilitate an online space for that learning, we launched DE{CODE} 2020 just over a year ago, focused on helping developers build better sites with WordPress, both faster and more effectively. It was a massive success, attracting more than 2,500 registrants from all over the world, and we’re looking forward to even bigger turnout this year.”

DE{CODE} 2021 features an exciting agenda filled with sessions and keynotes developers will appreciate. From headless strategies and building faster in Local environments to leveraging CI/CD for fast code deploys or Amazon Personalize for incredible eCommerce experiences, this year’s event will be full of great insights and information for developers to help make the next project they build stand out. 

The full speaker lineup and agenda can be found here. Keynote presentations include:

  • Jason Cohen, Founder and CTO at WP Engine – Why Headless WordPress is the Future of Digital Experiences. 
  • Mike Little, Co-founder of WordPress and Community Engineer at Human Made – Five Things That Have Made Me a Better (WordPress) Developer
  • Marieke van de Rakt, CEO, Yoast – Declutter Your Site Structure

Breakout sessions include:

  • Getting Started with Headless (Without Losing Your Mind) – Matt Landers, WP Engine
  • Building Faster Locally with Local – Ben Turner, WP Engine
  • Navigating the Risks to Reap the Rewards of Headless WordPress – Panel discussion including Matt Landers, WP Engine; Jason Bahl, WP Engine; Phil Crumm, 10UP and moderated by Annan Patel, WP Engine
  • Analytics Configuration Strategies for WordPress Sites – Anita Carter, Cre8tive Diva, and David Vogelpohl, WP Engine
  • How to Ensure You’re Launching the Most Secure Website – Michael Tremante, Cloudflare
  • How to Use Amazon Personalize with Your WooCommerce Site in Just a Few Clicks – Anthony Burchell, WP Engine and James Jory, Amazon Web Services
  • Optimizing WordPress eCommerce for Performance & Growth – Felipe Elia, ElasticPress; Patrick Garman, Mindsize; Sarah Rennick, WooCommerce-Automattic and Chris Weigman, WP Engine
  • Technical SEO for Developers – Shelly Fagin, Highly Searched; Erin Myers, WP Engine and Rick Ramos, Seer.

To learn more about DE{CODE} 2021 and sign up, go to

About WP Engine

WP Engine, the world’s most trusted WordPress technology company, powers the freedom to create on WordPress. We provide the most relied upon and trusted brands and developer-centric WordPress products for companies and agencies of all sizes, including Flywheel, Local and Genesis. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, WP Engine has offices in Brisbane, Australia; Kraków, Poland; Limerick, Ireland; London, England; Omaha, Nebraska and San Antonio, Texas. Read more at


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