Local Launches Atlas Add-on for Sandboxing Headless WordPress Sites

Local Launches Atlas Add-on for Sandboxing Headless WordPress Sites

Posted by WP Tavern on April 25, 2022 at 9:40 pm
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Local, a popular WordPress development tool maintained by WP Engine, has launched a new add-on for quickly spinning up headless WordPress sites on its new Atlas platform. The company has been working to capture the headless WordPress hosting market over the past few years, investing in a new team dedicated to building out its headless offerings aimed at developers. It is one of the first managed hosts to offer a packaged product that handles all the dependencies and configuration required to launch a headless site. The new add-on is called Atlas: Headless WP. It makes it easy for users to create a site with a Node.js frontend that uses WP Engine’s Faust.js headless framework for WordPress. It can be found inside the latest version of Local under the Add-ons menu. The Atlas add-on watches any changes made to frontend code and compiles them after a file is saved. The add-on’s help docs have a guide to the folder structure for the headless sites it creates: app – Contains the files of a typical WordPress site. Any changes made here will be reflected in the WordPress backend.app-node – The Javascript frontend which the Node.js process is watching and compiling. The Atlas add-on gives…

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