November 8, 2023 3 min read
Pantheon Boosts WordPress Experience with Suite of Platform Enhancements
SAN FRANCISCO (November 8, 2023) – Pantheon, the SaaS-based website operations (WebOps) platform for developers, designers and marketers, today announced a suite of new platform features to boost WordPress site speed, performance and scalability. The enhancements also deliver a more powerful WordPress site management experience for digital teams, allowing them to create exceptional user experiences with autonomy and to publish frequently and freely across their site portfolios.
Site speed is a top expectation among website visitors. The premium Object Cache Pro plugin, both easy to install and simple to configure on WordPress sites, can deliver a 20% improvement in site performance, helping teams to meet this growing expectation. As digital experiences have become richer and more complex, Pantheon is also increasing memory resources across the board to ensure customer sites function smoothly even as they continue pushing the envelope of the possible.
Pantheon has also introduced WordPress Multisite Search and Replace, which enables teams managing WordPress Multisites to streamline and expedite the process of developing and improving site networks using Pantheon’s hallmark workflow. The ability to quickly and confidently spin up testing or development environments for these complex WordPress implementations significantly reduces risk and increases the velocity of improvements to the content editor and site visitor experience.
While it’s widely known that WordPress is the most widely used content management system on the internet, according to new research conducted by Pantheon and Hanover Research, it’s also the most highly preferred CMS for enterprises. Of the more than 250 enterprise marketers, IT leaders and developers surveyed, 80% say WordPress is enterprise-ready and capable. As enterprise digital teams increasingly turn to WordPress as their CMS of choice, Pantheon continues to develop and deliver the features teams want and need to enhance both end-user and digital team experiences.
“Countless enterprise organizations use WordPress to deliver extraordinary digital experiences. We know that these web teams are constantly innovating, and they need capabilities that will take the WordPress experience they know and love to the next level. That’s what Pantheon delivers,” said Meredith Brown, Pantheon chief product officer. “These exciting new features are the latest additions to our robust and growing value proposition for enterprises to realize the full potential of WordPress.”
Pantheon also launched several other features that enable digital teams to drive velocity, take control of their web presence, and manage governance across site portfolios. These include:
- Front-End Sites Build Cache and Node Versioning: These Front-End Sites features mean developers will spend less time waiting for their builds, and new content will appear on sites quickly for marketers to activate. Node Versioning keeps sites on the latest version of Node.js, eliminating version management confusion.
- Streamlined User Off-Boarding: Workspace and site administrators can now efficiently remove Pantheon user access in just a few clicks, allowing teams to make updates across site portfolios at scale.
- Accessibility VPAT: As part of Pantheon’s commitment to accessibility, an external audit of the platform’s accessibility features was completed and is now available. Efforts to improve support of WCAG 2.1 AA criteria will continue in 2024.
To learn more about these and other Pantheon innovations and product features, visit pantheon.io/about/whats-new.
Pantheon is the platform for websites that deliver extraordinary performance, running sites in the cloud for customers including Okta, Google, Home Depot, Pernod Ricard and Doctors Without Borders. Modern organizations choose Pantheon to empower their digital teams to continuously optimize and innovate to deliver more engaging digital experiences. Using Pantheon’s WebOps platform, developers, marketers and IT are empowered to work together to develop, test, and release website changes quickly and reliably, knowing their sites will remain stable and secure – even during the biggest traffic spikes.
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