Managed Hosting Provider WP Engine Launches Atlas Content Modeler

Managed WordPress hosting provider, WP Engine, launched a feature named Atlas Content Modeler (ACM). It’s a free WordPress plugin, serving as an all-in-one solution for its customers.

WP Engine Launches Atlas Content Modeler banner

WP Engine’s newest release, the Atlas Content Modeler (ACM), will improve users’ experience. It allows customers to create unique post types and fields for headless WordPress websites.

WP Engine is one of the most trusted brands, delivering developer-centric WordPress products to companies of all sizes. It provides managed WordPress hosting, enterprise WordPress, Headless WordPress, Flywheel, Local, and Genesis services to over 1.5 million sites across 150 countries worldwide.

According to WP Engine, every enterprise WP project needs to perform custom content modeling. Unfortunately, the provider doesn’t include this feature in its CMS, which might be frustrating for developers.

Worse yet, custom modeling requires multiple WP plugins, and content modeling for Headless WordPress implies using an extension to WPGraphQL. While the native modeling tools for headless-first CMSs might be well-designed and user-friendly, that’s not the case for the content modeling plugins for WordPress.

Jason Cohen, who serves the role of a Founder and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at WP Engine, had this to say:

Creating custom content models is one of the first things you need to do in any digital transformation project because it’s the glue between the marketers who create and manage content and the website developers who consume that content. This shouldn’t be hard to do! That’s why we developed the Atlas Content Modeler. We want to simplify and accelerate WordPress development by giving developers a beautifully designed, intuitive tool that takes care of their content modeling needs in one open-source plugin.

The Atlas Content Modeler will replace all three plugins needed for content modeling of headless websites. At the same time, it will integrate seamlessly with WPGraphQL.

The ACM is an easy-to-use plugin. WP Engine will provide developers with additional documentation regarding the more advanced features. Developers will be able to use advanced fields by default, creating schemas with Rich Text, Media, Numbers, Dates, Boolean, and Relationship data fields, and define taxonomies.

Furthermore, the ACM WordPress plugin will allow users to connect individual entries and define relationships between content models. In turn, the content will get better structure and meaning.

At last, the Atlas Content Modeler automatically creates edit screens. Thus, content producers might quickly feel empowered to start issuing structured content.

The ACM WP plugin joins WPGraphQL and Faust.js. With Faust, users can query WordPress content without writing GraphQL queries. In turn, ACM exposes that data through WPGraphQL by default, without an additional plugin or configuration step.

If you combine these tools, you can significantly improve your development experience. They make it simpler to build headless sites and more accessible to build the templates and models than classic WordPress.