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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.

April 2020

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.

Platform Improvements

WP-CLI 2.4.0

WP-CLI has been upgraded from version 1.x to version 2.4.0 platform-wide. For more information, see the WP-CLI release notes.

New Relic Agent 9.7.0.258

The New Relic agent has been upgraded from version 9.2.0.247 to version 9.7.0.258 platform-wide. This upgrade fixes a potential segfault with PHP 7.3. For more information, see the New Relic Agent release notes.

Drupal 8.8.4

Drupal 8.8.4 is now available platform-wide. Detailed information on applying and debugging core updates can be found in the Core Updates documentation. For more information, see the Drupal 8.8.4 release notes.

Localdev 0.9.3

Localdev 0.9.3 has been released, including support for Docker Desktop, multidev environments, and more. For more information, see the Localdev documentation.

Documentation

External Libraries for Drupal

Revised and updated instructions for multiple Drupal versions.

Quicksilver Platform Hooks

Expanded section on managing protected data.

Git FAQ

New section created on removing sub-modules from your code base.

Symlinks and Assumed Write Access

Revised and updated instructions on solutions for non-standard file paths.

March 2020

Platform Improvements

Advanced Global CDN

Advanced Global CDN extends Global CDN for customers that need unique customizations including personalization, domain masking, and extended enterprise-grade security features including a WAF, IP and geolocation blocking and blocklisting. Advanced Global CDN is available as an add-on product to all customers now.

Drush 10

Drush 10 is now supported on Pantheon. For more information, see the Drush Docs.

Global CDN Network Expansion

New Points of Presence:

  • Ashburn, VA (WDC)
  • Chicago (PWK)

Expanded Capacity:

  • Vancouver (YVR)
  • Sydney, Australia (SYD)
  • NY (LGA)
  • Los Angeles (BUR)
  • Dallas (DFW)
  • Atlanta (FTY)
  • Boston (BOS)
  • Helsinki (HEL)
  • Osaka (ITM)
  • Amsterdam (AMS)

Drupal 8.8.2 Released

Drupal 8.8.2 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 8.8.2 release notes.

Documentation

Changelogs in the Docs

Want to see what’s new with Localdev, Build Tools, and Drush? Changelogs for these tools have been incorporated into Pantheon Documentation, for easy reference.

February 2020

Platform Improvements

PHP 7.3.14 and 7.2.27 Updated

Updated to PHP 7.3.14and 7.2.27 platform-wide. For information on upgrading between major PHP versions see Upgrade PHP Versions.

Localdev 0.7.0 Released

Localdev 0.7.0 includes macOS Catalina support, a beta release channel, and numerous improvements and bug fixes. For more information, see the Localdev Docs.

Drush 8.3.2 Released

Drush 8.3.2 is available on the Pantheon platform. For more information, visit the Drush Docs.

Terminus 2.3.0 Released

Terminus 2.3.0 was released. For more information, visit the Terminus Docs.

January 2020

Platform Improvements

PHP 7.2 and 7.3 Updated

Updated to PHP 7.2.26, and 7.3.13 platform-wide. For information on upgrading between major PHP versions see Upgrade PHP Versions.

Security Enhancement: Outgoing UDP Traffic Blocked

Most UDP traffic originating from the platform has now been blocked in order to prevent platform abuse.

Drupal 8.8.1 and 7.69

Update to Drupal 8.8.1 is available to apply as a 1-click update on Pantheon site dashboards.

Update to Drupal 7.69 is available to apply as a 1-click update on Pantheon site dashboards.

Special Note on Updating to Drupal 8.8.x

If you have a Drupal 8.7.x site based on the example-drops-8-composer upstream, or with a manually modified CONFIG_SYNC_DIRECTORY, manually update settings.php before upgrading to Drupal 8.8.x. For details, see Configuring Settings.php

WordPress 5.3.2

Update to WordPress 5.3.2 is available to apply as a 1-click update 1-click update on Pantheon site dashboards.

Localdev 0.6.0-beta.9 Released

Localdev 0.6.0-beta.9 includes macOS Catalina support, and numerous improvements and bug fixes. For more information, see Localdev.

Terminus Now Runs Site-Local Drush & WP-CLI

Terminus now runs the version of Drush or WP-CLI installed in a site’s codebase via Composer, rather than the platform-wide version installed by Pantheon.