Atlas Node Engine Platform Documentation
Welcome to the WP Engine Headless Platform for WordPress, Atlas!
If you're new to headless, this is the place to start. If you've created headless sites before, head over to our Getting Started Guide.
Since the front-end is responsible for displaying content to the end-user, it needs to access the content. To do that, it utilized the WordPress REST API or GraphQL via WPGraphQL.
Headless is gaining momentum for a few reasons:
- Developer Choice - Developers want to use modern frameworks like React to build sites and applications, and headless enables that possibility.
- Scalability - A headless WordPress site scales more manageably because WordPress does not hold sole responsibility for rendering a site.
- Security - Removing the responsibility of rendering from WordPress minimizes the surface area for attacks. Now, you can choose only to expose the API to the internet.
Dive into our Getting Started guide if it's your first time using Atlas Node Engine.