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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.

June 2020

Platform Improvements

Go Live Enhancements

You now always have the capability to provision HTTPS before going live. DNS challenges are now also shown on the dashboard, which were previously only available via Terminus. For more see our Launch Essentials Guide.

Drupal 9.0

Drupal 9.0.0 is coming soon! If you want to try out Drupal 9 on Pantheon now, check out our Early Access doc where we have instructions for testing with Build Tools or Integrated Composer.

Localdev 0.10.0

Localdev 0.10.0 has been released, including a new log and activity viewer, UX improvements, and bug fixes. For more information, see the Localdev documentation.

Global CDN

Global CDN now blocks requests identified as being performed by AspiegelBot (aka PetalBot) when a query string is present. This platform-wide change is intended to guard against resource exhaustion and related site downtime. Going forward these requests will result in a 403 and will not count as site traffic for Pages Served and Visits. For more information see the Traffic Limits and Overages documentation section on Bots and Crawlers.

Capacity Expansion: Auckland, New Zealand (AKL).

Drupal 8.8.6

Drupal 8.8.6 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 8.8.6 release notes.

Drupal 7.70

Drupal 7.70 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 7.70 release notes.

Documentation

  • Drupal 9 Early Access - Learn how to try out Drupal 9 on Pantheon now.
  • Managed Updates - Confidently leverage open source, focus resources on growth, and secure your baseline with fully managed CMS updates.
  • Onboarding Services - Pantheon Onboarding Managers are your WebOps experts, to help facilitate a successful launch.

Resources to Navigate COVID-19

To provide our customers, partners and the general public with a central resource to track our response to the developing COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve launched Resources to Navigate COVID-19. This page includes announcements, resources, details on what we’re doing, and an offer to organizations on the front line of the COVID-19 pandemic.

May 2020

Platform Improvements

Early Access to Drupal 9 With Integrated Composer

You don’t have to wait until June to give Drupal 9 a whirl! Pantheon is offering early access to test out Pantheon’s new Integrated Composer support. Visit the Community Forum for details. Why worry about running composer install when our platform can do that for you as part of a build step.

Drupal 8.8.5

Drupal 8.8.5 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 8.8.5 release notes.

WordPress 5.4.1

WordPress 5.4.1 is now available on the Pantheon platform to apply as a 1-click update on Pantheon site dashboards. For more information, see the WordPress 5.4.1 release notes .

Localdev 0.10.0

Localdev 0.10.x has been released. Localdev supports Multidev as of Localdev 0.9.3. The newest version includes numerous bug fixes and improvements. See the Localdev changelog for more information.

Multidev Cloud Environments Offer

We’ve made Multidev—our powerful tool for remote development—free of charge through July 1st. Multidev allows development teams to work asynchronously on projects in the cloud, unlocking collaboration, and increased productivity. To get started, visit the Multidev tab in your Pantheon dashboard.

Documentation

Pantheon Documentation Site Improvements

Pantheon Documentation “404 Not Found” page now features built-in search and suggested docs, to help users find what they need more quickly.

Resources to Navigate COVID-19

To provide our customers, partners and the general public with a central resource to track our response to the developing COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve launched Resources to Navigate COVID-19. The page includes announcements, resources, details on what we’re doing, and an offer to organizations on the front line of the COVID-19 pandemic.