In this guide, you'll learn the basics of deploying apps on the WP Engine Headless Platform.


  • A WP Engine Atlas account
  • Node.js. We recommend using nvm to install Node.js.
  • Git
  • (Optional) WP Engine Headless CLI tool (install). Only needed if you plan on deploying your first app using Atlas CLI.

What this guide covers:

This guide does not cover how to add a custom domain. Custom domains require that you have an Atlas account with a production environment. Contact the WP Engine Atlas team to get set up with custom domains.