Date posted: 12 June 2019

WP Engine Launches DevKit to Offer

Best Developer Experience in WordPress Today


WP Engine, the WordPress Digital Experience Platform (DXP), today announced the launch of the WP Engine DevKit, combining a local development environment, SSH Gateway access, easy deployments, and other best-in-class WordPress developer tools for building, debugging and deploying digital experiences. The WP Engine DevKit, currently available as an open beta, is free to download and works with any WordPress environment but is optimized for WP Engine. It is currently available for Mac & Linux in a command line interface (CLI) with a graphic user interface (GUI) version available soon.

Solving Developers’ Pain Points

Though it is the most popular content management system (CMS) in the world, making up over 34 percent of all websites, WordPress development isn’t always easy. Too much time can be wasted doing repetitive, manual tasks and debugging. Figuring out how to make all the disparate tools, libraries and packages work together can be daunting. And once all the tools are synced, workflow must be established to keep your projects on track. Often, all of these workflows, processes and tools can get in the way of actual development, bogging developers down and adding frustration to what should be a straightforward, productive process. DevKit integrates a number of best-in-class developer tools to help solve these common issues encountered by WordPress developers.

“We talked to hundreds of customers over the course of the last nine months of building DevKit, to ensure we created the development workflow and environment that developers actually want to use to experiment and iterate digital experiences faster,” said Jason Cohen, Founder and Chief Technology Officer at WP Engine. “We want to create the best development environment for WordPress and we will continue to invest in and iterate on our DevKit in the months ahead.”


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