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Atlas Platform

Create an Atlas App

Once you’ve gone through the steps in this guide, you’ll have an Atlas app that has been deployed to the web. Any changes pushed to the connected repository branch will automatically trigger a re-deploy.


Before you get started, make sure you have:

Setting Up a New Atlas App

To create a new Atlas app, follow these steps:

  1. Log into the WP Engine User Portal.
  2. Select the Atlas tab.
  3. Click the + Create app button.

Button to create a new app on Atlas

  1. Decide if you will be proceeding with a Blueprint or an existing repository.

Options to create a new Atlas app including “Start with Blueprint” or “Pull from repo”

The Atlas platform allows you to deploy custom JavaScript applications, but also provides you with deployable Blueprints for popular types of sites. Atlas Blueprints use the Faust.js framework based on Next.js. Atlas also supports other frameworks that run on Node.js. You can choose which of these you want to use to build your Atlas app.

Using a BlueprintSelect this option if you do not have a headless WordPress front-end site yet or want to try WP Engine's pre-built templates.
Using a RepositorySelect this option if you have a headless WordPress frontend repository ready to deploy.
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