With a track record of success spanning more than two decades we’re proud to be a Strategic Partner agency for WP Engine, the leading WordPress digital experience platform offering managed hosting and support services for large-scale, international businesses.
Our team of developers, solution architects, user experience consultants, system engineers and product owners is perfectly positioned to harness the power of this enterprise WordPress solution, delivering complex and richly-featured implementations to support your digital transformation strategy, and effortlessly service your user’s needs.
Whether you want to optimise your existing WP Engine installation or launch a brand-new platform, Box UK will help you unlock the full potential of the platform and drive your strategy forward.
Our business and technical analysts are skilled at getting to the heart of your requirements, assessing your current situation and defining key success measures to inform a development roadmap and solution architecture that’s perfectly tailored to your needs.
Your WP Engine platform will be developed using best practice and in line with the highest coding standards. Our web development team will also integrate leading third-party solutions to provide you with all the functionality you require, drawing on an extensive library of high-quality WordPress plugins.
We’re also experienced in putting together robust migration plans that will support you in your journey, enabling you to take advantage of WP Engine’s managed WordPress hosting that safeguards the security, stability and performance of your development solution.
Box UK has deep experience in creating scalable, resilient and high-transaction systems, and has delivered numerous multilingual and multisite installations for clients across the globe.
We additionally specialise in integrating WordPress with backoffice components such as ERP, tax engines, trade compliance and third-party logistics, powering complex technology ecosystems to support seamless digital experiences.
With more and more enterprise organisations turning to a headless model of managing their content, we’re also ideally placed to help you take advantage of this flexible and scalable approach to CMS development, which decouples back-end content management from front-end delivery.
The open source and user-friendly nature of WordPress has made it a highly popular choice as the foundation of a headless infrastructure, with 65% of organisations that currently employ a headless approach using WordPress as their primary or secondary CMS.
Box UK’s extensive experience in both the WordPress platform and custom integrations means we can connect your WP Engine platform with all the front-end delivery mechanisms you require as part of a powerful headless setup.
Our business analysts and user experience consultants will also ensure your setup is optimised for the channels you require, ensuring that the right content is delivered to the right channels in the right format to maximise accessibility, availability and engagement.
WP Engine has been built to help you get your products, services and content out to your users faster than ever. Developers are empowered with built-in themes, automated updates, one-click deployments and the WP Engine API, which helps manage routine tasks so that more time can be spent on developing valuable features and functionality.
WP Engine also taps into the power of the global WordPress community, providing access to an extensive library of existing plugins, tools and resources to further streamline the development process.
And, as an experienced WordPress development agency, where existing plugins for your particular need aren’t readily available, the Box UK development team will develop something custom instead – employing our tried-and-tested process based on leading coding standards, best practices, peer review and automated testing and deployment.
Many high-profile brands rely on WP Engine to power their digital experiences, and the platform underpins large-scale, multi-site and multi-channel solutions across the globe. To support its enterprise offering, WP Engine partners with leading cloud hosting providers such as Amazon Web Services and the Google Cloud Platform, ensuring WP Engine installations are reliable, secure, and highly scalable.
At Box UK we’ve seen first-hand the power of WP Engine at scale, working on high-traffic platforms serving hundreds of thousands of users each day, and content-rich sites containing tens of thousands of individual items. Our experience ensures we deliver solutions perfectly tailored to the needs of the enterprise, incorporating custom integrations and best-of-breed technologies to create complex ecosystems powering fully-featured digital experiences.
Gain the insight you need to make improvements that will deliver measurable results with the in-built analytics functionality offered by WP Engine. Integration with Google Analytics makes it easy to view usage and behaviour statistics within WordPress admin, helping you uncover and respond to emerging trends and patterns, for greater engagement and conversions.
WP Engine also integrates with New Relic to support code-level application monitoring, alongside its own Page Performance tool that helps ensure blazing-fast site speed – supporting a seamless end-user experience as well as delivering SEO benefit for greater findability.
We apply cross-sector expertise and proven Agile processes to build high-quality WP Engine solutions that deliver measurable results, having worked with international organisations across a broad range of industries including:
"WP Engine is the WordPress Digital Experience Platform that gives companies of all sizes the agility, performance, intelligence, and integrations they need to drive their business forward faster."
To maintain their market position and guarantee the future growth of the business, Dexerto came to Box UK looking for support with a critically important re-platforming project.
Box UK quickly delivered a robust, adaptable and scalable WPEngine solution for the client – with improved AMP support, customised for Dexerto’s key advertising infrastructure. This platform now continues to be developed, in line with Dexerto’s aspirations for the future.
WP Engine is a managed digital experience platform built on WordPress, the world’s most popular content management system. WP Engine partners with leading technology vendors such as Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform and Cloudflare to offer highly scalable hosting solutions, with a suite of supporting tools and services that provide a best-in-class environment to manage and optimise enterprise WordPress sites.
WP Engine is also supported by an extensive network of strategic development partners and integration specialists, giving organisations the flexibility to build WordPress platforms underpinned by powerful technology ecosystems, to suit the specific requirements of their business and their users.
WP Engine powers 1.5 million digital experiences across 150 countries. With a reported 5% of the online world visiting at least one experience on WP Engine each day, its client list is large and varied, including well-known names such as SAP, Cancer Research UK, Network Rail and National Geographic.
WP Engine’s focus on agility and ‘out-of-the-box’ functionality, makes it a great choice for any organisation that is managing (or looking to manage) their websites in-house with an existing team, while its strategic partner network provides direct access to platform specialists who can support organisations lacking internal capabilities throughout the development process.
WP Engine provides organisations with a combination of hosting, integration and support features to facilitate the development of enterprise WordPress solutions. Its digital experience platform is structured around four areas:
Throughout, its focus is on providing tools to help organisations quickly get started with their WordPress sites. For example, WP Engine provides access to a host of premium themes featuring built-in search engine optimisation, security features and support for the WordPress Gutenberg editor, through its Genesis Framework.
A key benefit of WP Engine is its focus on accelerating the development process. Leveraging the open source nature of WordPress alongside features such as built-in themes enables rapid development of high-quality sites, while unlimited environments and one-click deployments mean that you can bring your products and services to market without delay.
WP Engine’s partnership with leading hosting providers such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Google Cloud Platform (GCP) also supports highly performant hosting that safeguards the speed, security and availability of sites, and allows organisations to scale their infrastructure with ease in response to growing demand.
As it’s built on WordPress, WP Engine also benefits from a global development community and extensive library of third-party integrations, applications and services – supporting the delivery of fully-featured platforms and helping drive further development efficiencies.
There are several differences between WordPress VIP and WP Engine. Notably, WP Engine partners with Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud Platform to deliver its hosting services, compared to WordPress VIP’s proprietary platform. WP Engine has also spoken previously about plans to increase the number of hosting options available to its customers as part of its ongoing development roadmap, to offer greater variety for clients.
Another difference between the platforms is that WP Engine doesn’t require the same rigour of Quality Assurance (QA) as WordPress VIP. While this makes it even more important that you choose a development partner able to safeguard the necessary levels of security and performance, it can give you more flexibility and can also remove some layers of gatekeeping, to speed up the development process.
WP Engine is trusted to deliver exceptional digital experiences to millions of users, for hundreds of thousands of companies, each and every day. Data from W3Techs shows that WP Engine hosts more of the top 10 million Alexa-ranked sites than any other WordPress provider, demonstrating an impressive track record of success.
WP Engine also provides organisations with a wide range of tools and services to support them in the development of their WordPress platform, helping streamline the process and removing much of the complexity involved in setting up a self-hosted solution. With a range of plans too, it also offers a highly cost-effective solution for start-ups and small-to-medium businesses, while providing custom packages to suit the specific requirements of the enterprise.
WP Engine is not owned by WordPress, but it does build on the popular open source content management system to provide a digital experience platform that can power exceptional WordPress sites and applications. Additionally it is part of an extensive, global WordPress community, providing access to powerful integrations, supporting services and resources that enhance and augment the WP Engine platform.
Together with the WordPress REST API and its own APIs, WP Engine leverages over 30 open source technologies, helping speed up the delivery process compared to closed-source proprietary solutions. It also partners with leading technology partners to deliver hosting and value-add services, working with these partners to optimise their products for the platform.