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Headless WordPress

Atlas: the all-in-one headless platform for radically fast sites

Single, end-to-end optimized headless platform

Incredible performance up to 10x classic WordPress

Flexible Node.js frontend, including Next & React

Diverse plans for any size project

Free, feature-complete sandbox environments

Rich resources, communities, and learning tools

60 day money-back guarantee

24/7 WordPress expert support

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A smarter way to headless WordPress

Headless solutions

Reduce time and money spent integrating multiple vendors with one end-to-end platform for building creative client experiences.

Ensure cost-savings, flexibility, and MarTech integrations with open-source development tools backed by WP Engine.

Empower your content managers and developers to deliver consistent brand experiences while improving change management processes.

Start building faster with easily configured tools in an integrated tech stack powered by a single, high-performance platform.

Learn headless WordPress quickly with a suite of features specifically built to bridge headless and WordPress technology.

Take the guesswork out of troubleshooting with one place to get dedicated support from headless WordPress experts.

Achieve higher conversions and unbelievable performance with auto-healing, smart scaling frontend and backend hosting.

Get peace-of-mind thanks to enterprise-grade security by decoupling the frontend on an edge network from our highly-resilient backend.

Delight your internal stakeholders with one price, from one vendor, and one place to get expert headless WordPress support.

Reduce time and money spent integrating multiple vendors with one end-to-end platform for building creative client experiences.

Ensure cost-savings, flexibility, and MarTech integrations with open-source development tools backed by WP Engine.

Empower your content managers and developers to deliver consistent brand experiences while improving change management processes.

Start building faster with easily configured tools in an integrated tech stack powered by a single, high-performance platform.

Learn headless WordPress quickly with a suite of features specifically built to bridge headless and WordPress technology.

Take the guesswork out of troubleshooting with one place to get dedicated support from headless WordPress experts.

Achieve higher conversions and unbelievable performance with auto-healing, smart scaling frontend and backend hosting.

Get peace-of-mind thanks to enterprise-grade security by decoupling the frontend on an edge network from our highly-resilient backend.

Delight your internal stakeholders with one price, from one vendor, and one place to get expert headless WordPress support.

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Lighthouse performance score from the top 25% of all Atlas sites

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faster site speeds with headless compared to traditional WordPress sites

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of enterprises are evaluating headless solutions

Atlas features

A complete headless tech stack

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One, holistic solution

Reduces your time spent integrating multiple vendors in your tech stack, saves you and your clients money, and allows you to spend more time innovating.

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Node.js frontend

Unlock new opportunities for WordPress and higher-budget projects. Build with your choice of modern front-end Javascript framework.

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High-performance hosting

Achieve up to 10x performance with global CDN, the fastest WordPress TTFB scores, and smart scaling and auto-healing Node frontend hosting.

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WordPress CMS

Reduce your clients’ learning curve, give your dev team more flexibility, and save on sunk costs compared to other enterprise CMSs.

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Atlas blueprints

Jump-start your projects with pre-configured environments, templates, and demo content to quickly learn headless WordPress.

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WPGraphQL

Optionally enable a GraphQL API on WordPress to render pages and content on your frontend and query your data with enhanced clarity.

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Content modeling

Model your data structure and editing experience in WordPress while empowering both content creators and developers.

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Faust.js framework

An optional, super fast, Next.js-based framework for bringing common WordPress features like previews and page template hierarchy to your headless project.

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WP Engine Smart Search

Deliver a smarter, easier, and faster way to enable headless WordPress search with minimal configuration and an intuitive UI.

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Getting started

Explore and learn headless

  • 1
    Create a free Atlas sandbox account

    We offer free development environments packed with resources for learning headless WordPress.

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    Start from a blueprint or import a template

    Use pre-configured projects with demo content from common setups like Portfolios and eCommerce.

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    Join a community of headless builders

    Learn from experts through resources, Discord discussions, podcasts, video tutorials and more.

Headless WordPress resources

Insights to inspire

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Achieving Better Core Web Vitals with Headless WordPress

Headless web architecture offers a clear path for achieving peak Core Web Vitals and delivering seamless, omnichannel experiences today’s consumers demand.

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WP Engine Developer Resources

Free Headless WordPress Developer Resources

A repository full of resources in all the formats you love, designed to teach you headless WordPress development from the ground up.

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The State of Headless: A Global Research Report

When you need help, our WordPress experts are available. From pre-launch to go-live and beyond, we’ve got your back.

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The Rise of Multi-CMS in the Enterprise

When you need help, our WordPress experts are available. From pre-launch to go-live and beyond, we’ve got your back.

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What our customers say about Headless WordPress

Our impact

  • Testimonials
  • Case Studies

“With the growing need for headless with a lot of our clients, we fully trust WP Engine and the Atlas project! We loved to see where WP Engine is actually taking the WordPress community off to the future.”

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David DiCamilloCTO, Code and Theory

“We’ve been delighted to work with WP Engine and the Atlas platform as we’ve embraced WordPress and embraced headless technologies on top of WordPress. It’s great to see a well-thought-out enterprise-grade managed experience that helps us get WordPress, helps us get a decoupled frontend, all online in the same place.”

VP of Marketing and Growth, 10Up, WP Engine customer
Phil CrummVP of Marketing and Growth, 10Up

We’ve been a partner of WP Engine for many years and one reason that we continue that partnership is the support, both for us and for our clients. And now with Atlas, they’ve listened to us, to our needs, to what we need in that product, and they’ve made it as simple as possible for us to manage a decoupled solution without worrying about hosting for all the different pieces.”

Director of Technical Production, Click Here Labs, WP Engine Headless customer
Jonathan JeterDirector of Technical Production, Click Here Labs

We’re in an age where content has to reach everyone, everywhere and so many things are becoming more omnichannel. And headless, and Atlas specifically, are a brilliant solution to help our clients achieve those goals.”

Chief Technology Officer, Kanopi Studios, WP Engine Headless customer
Kat WhiteChief Technology Officer, Kanopi Studios

“Atlas delivers everything we need to radically improve performance without disrupting our content management workflows.”

Head of Product, Android Authority, WP Engine Headless Customer
Tayo OnabuleHead of Product, Android Authority

Headless WordPress

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Plans & Pricing

60 day money-back guarantee: We’re so confident that you’ll love our products and services that we’re offering a 60 day money-back guarantee. If you’re unsatisfied for any reason, you can request a refund anytime within the first 60 days and we’ll refund your plan fees paid. You must request your refund as part of your cancellation notice to qualify for a refund. Please note: All new Startup, Professional, Growth, Scale and eCommerce dedicated custom plans are included in the 60-day money back guarantee. All other premium and custom plans are not included.

* First year pricing and associated coupons are valid for new customers purchasing Startup, Professional, Growth, and Scale plans only. Cannot be used with other offers and is not valid for upgrades, renewals or any other product purchase. Offer can only be redeemed once upon signup.