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December 2020 Changelog

Platform Improvements

Drupal 9 with One-click Composer Updates

You can now create and launch Drupal 9 sites on Pantheon, now in Limited Availability. Composer is completely integrated so you can keep your sites up-to-date with one-click. For more information, see the Drupal 9 documentation.

Drupal 8.9.9

Drupal 8.9.9 is now available on the Pantheon platform. This release fixes security vulnerabilities, and sites are urged to upgrade immediately. Detailed information on applying and debugging core updates can be found in the Core Updates documentation. For more information, see the Drupal 8.9.9 release notes.

Drupal 7.74

Drupal 7.74 is now available on the Pantheon platform. This release fixes security vulnerabilities, and sites are urged to upgrade immediately. Detailed information on applying and debugging core updates can be found in the Core Updates documentation. For more information, see the Drupal 7.74 release notes.

WordPress 5.5.3

WordPress 5.5.3 is now available on the Pantheon platform. Detailed information on applying and debugging core updates can be found in the Core Updates documentation.

Documentation

New: Use WP Mail SMTP to Send Email with Sendgrid

New: Glossary - Glossary of frequently used terms.

November 2020 Changelog

Platform Improvements

Drupal 9

We're looking for customer feedback on Drupal 9 adoption. In particular, we want to know about interest in using our upcoming Integrated Composer feature with Drupal 9. Share your thoughts here.

Drupal 8.9.7

Drupal 8.9.7 is now available on the Pantheon platform. Detailed information on applying and debugging core updates can be found in the Core Updates documentation. For more information, see the Drupal 8.9.7 release notes.

Documentation

New: Autopilot - Automatically detect and apply new updates for your site’s core CMS, plugins, and themes in minutes with confidence.

New: Decoupled Sites - Our decoupled CMS approach empowers teams to accelerate collaboration and deliver results by uniting front and back-end developers on a single platform.

New: Inclusive Language Guide

October 2020 Changelog

Platform Improvements

Drupal 9 Preview: Multidev Script

Drupal 9 is available for early access testing with new or existing sites. Now we’ve made that even easier, with a new Terminus Drupal 9 Multidev script.

Note: Drupal 9 is not yet ready for production use on Pantheon.

Drupal 8.9.6

Drupal 8.9.6 is now available on the Pantheon platform. This release fixes security vulnerabilities, and sites are urged to upgrade immediately. Detailed information on applying and debugging core updates can be found in the Core Updates documentation. For more information, see the Drupal 8.9.6 release notes.

Drupal 8.8.10

Drupal 8.8.10 is now available on the Pantheon platform. This release fixes security vulnerabilities, and sites are urged to upgrade immediately. Detailed information on applying and debugging core updates can be found in the Core Updates documentation. For more information, see the Drupal 8.8.10 release notes.

Drupal 7.73

Drupal 7.73 is now available on the Pantheon platform. This release fixes security vulnerabilities, and sites are urged to upgrade immediately. Detailed information on applying and debugging core updates can be found in the Core Updates documentation. For more information, see the Drupal 7.73 release notes.

WordPress 5.5.1

WordPress 5.5.1 has been released on the Pantheon platform. WordPress 5.5.1 is a maintenance release with multiple bug fixes and enhancements, including fixes for changes introduced in WordPress 5.5. See the release notes for the full list of bug fixes and enhancements added in 5.5.1.

PHP 7.3.22 and 7.4.10 Updated

Updated to PHP 7.3.22 and 7.4.10 platform-wide. For information on upgrading between major PHP versions see Upgrade PHP Versions.

Documentation

Terminus Command Reference - Each command now has its own page with more detail and examples.

Across the Pantheon Documentation site, all headers are now anchor links, to make finding, sharing, and re-referencing Pantheon documentation easier.

September 2020 Changelog

Platform Improvements

Drupal 9.0

Drupal 9 is available for early access testing with new or existing sites. We don't recommend fully switching a live site to Drupal 9 until we have upgraded our version of MariaDB.

Drupal 8.9.3

Drupal 8.9.3 is now available on the Pantheon platform. Detailed information on applying and debugging core updates can be found in the Core Updates documentation. For more information, see the Drupal 8.9.3 release notes.

WordPress 5.5

WordPress 5.5 has been released on the Pantheon platform. This version of WordPress introduces a new method, wp_get_environment_type(), which returns whether your site is running on a live, test or development environment. Pantheon supports this method, so it will return the correct value on any site that has upgraded to WordPress 5.5.

August 2020

Platform Improvements

Dedicated Certificates & Updated Go-live

All Pantheon customers are now provisioned with a dedicated certificate for HTTPS for each custom domain on a site environment. In addition, the go-live experience has been optimized and now lets you configure HTTPS before launch via the DNS TXT method to verify domain ownership.

Multidev and COVID Response Site Offers

Pantheon’s Multidev and COVID Response site offers have been extended to Sept 1, 2020.

Drupal 9.0

Drupal 9 is available for early access testing with new or existing sites. We don't recommend fully switching a live site to Drupal 9 until we have upgraded our version of MariaDB.

Drupal 8.9.2

Drupal 8.9.2 is now available on the Pantheon platform. Detailed information on applying and debugging core updates can be found in the Core Updates documentation. For more information, see the Drupal 8.9.2 release notes.

July 2020

Platform Improvements

Multidev and COVID Response Site Offers

Pantheon’s Multidev and COVID Response site offers have been extended to Sept 1, 2020.

Terminus 2.4.0

Terminus 2.4.0 has been released. See the release notes for more information.

Drupal 9.0

Drupal 9 was released last month on drupal.org. Pantheon Co-Founder Matthew Cheney wrote on our blog about the significance of this release for the Drupal community.

Localdev 0.10.1

Localdev 0.10.1 has been released, including a bug fix for Terminus authentication. For more information, see the Localdev documentation.

Drupal 8.9.1, 8.8.8, and 7.72

Drupal 8.9.1, Drupal 8.8.8, and Drupal 7.72 are now available on the Pantheon platform. These are security releases; all sites are urged to update as soon as possible. Detailed information on applying and debugging core updates can be found in the Core Updates documentation. For more information, see the Drupal 8.9.1, Drupal 8.8.8, and Drupal 7.72 release notes.

WordPress 5.4.2

WordPress 5.4.2 is now available on the Pantheon platform. As part of this release, Pantheon also rolled out a configuration change to block xmlrpc by default. If your site uses xmlrpc, re-enable it before deploying this release to production.

Traffic Metrics

Although it places load on the platform, Pantheon now excludes traffic from Petalbot, which would otherwise count towards your website's total traffic.

Documentation

Traffic Overages and the Site Plan

Offers a concise reference for understanding site traffic and site plans.

Metrics in the Site Dashboard

&

Traffic Limits and Overages

Updates to both of these docs help clarify what Pantheon counts as site visits and pages served, and make Pantheon’s policies regarding overages more transparent.

Inclusive Language

As part of our commitment to more inclusive language, Pantheon recently switched to using blocklist/allowlist, and pantheon.io/docs has renamed its default Git branch to main.

Learn more about inclusive language at Google’s Writing inclusive documentation guide.