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September 2019

Drupal Core Updates Available

Drupal 8.7.6 is available to apply as a 1-click update on Pantheon site dashboards.

PHP 7.1, 7.2 and 7.3 Updated

Updated to PHP 7.3.9, 7.2.22, and 7.1.31 platform-wide.

August 2019

Platform Improvements

Drupal Core Updates Available

Drupal 8.7.5 is available to apply as a 1-click update on Pantheon site dashboards.

New Relic PHP Agent Upgrade

The New Relic agent has been upgraded Platform-wide. For more info see New Relic PHP Agent 8.7.0.242 release notes.

July 2019

Platform Improvements

General Availability for New Regions

Now when you create a new site on Pantheon, you can select from one of four regions across the globe, including Australia, Canada, and the European Union. For more info see Pantheon Site Regions and Data Residency.

DNS Recommendations Update

Pantheon now recommends A/AAAA records instead of CNAME records. This change is to reduce complexity, confusion, and address a few edge cases introduced with CNAMEs. For example, the use of an MX or TXT record prevents the use of a CNAME. If you are already using a CNAME you can continue to do so or you can update to A/AAAA records as shown on the dashboard.

More Consistent Cron Runs

An issue was fixed that improved the consistency of hourly cron runs.

Drupal Core Updates Available

Drupal 8.7.3 and 8.6.17 are available to apply as 1-click updates on Pantheon site dashboards.

WordPress 5.2.2 Update Available

WordPress 5.2.2 is available to apply as 1-click updates on Pantheon site dashboards. For more information, see https://wordpress.org/news/2019/06/wordpress-5-2-2-maintenance-release/.

June 2019

Platform Improvements

Australia and Canada Regions in Limited Availability

Following April’s announcement of our new European Union region, we’ve added Australia and Canada regions. For more info see https://pantheon.io/docs/regions

PHP 7.1, 7.2, and 7.3 Updated

Updated to PHP 7.1.30, 7.2.19, and 7.3.6 platform-wide.

Drupal Core Updates Available

Drupal 8.7.2 and 7.67 are available to apply as 1-click updates on Pantheon site dashboards.

WordPress 5.2.1

WordPress 5.2.1 is available to apply as 1-click updates on Pantheon site dashboards. . For more information, see https://wordpress.org/news/2019/05/jaco/.

May 2019

Pantheon Heroes

Our new advocacy program, Pantheon Heroes is in full swing. If you love Pantheon, the Open Web, and helping others, apply for Hero Status so we can help you help the world.

Platform Improvements

European Union Region in Limited Availability

Whether you need your WordPress or Drupal site to meet data residency requirements or have a performance use case not solved by caching requests through Pantheon’s Global CDN, contract customers can now create sites in the European Union. Also see the blog announcement.

Disaster Recovery Now Supports Redis Cache

Pantheon’s new Disaster Recovery offering now supports Redis application cache. A standby Redis cache is provisioned in the site’s backup zone and ready for failover in the event of a data center outage. Also see documentation on Redis and Disaster Recovery best practices.

Site Files and Backups Moved to Google Cloud

In January 2018, Pantheon announced migration of the Pantheon CMS Container Matrix to Google Cloud. Now, all site file storage, backup processing, and backup storage has moved from Amazon Web Services to Google Cloud. This change provides higher backup performance, higher reliability, and increased innovation ahead for all of Pantheon's customers.

PHP 7.3 Default for Drupal 8 and WordPress Sites

PHP 7.3 is the new default for Drupal 8 and WordPress sites. Apply the 1-click update on the Pantheon site dashboard to upgrade. For more information see Faster WordPress & Drupal 8 sites with PHP 7.3 by Default.

Terminus 2.0.1 Release

Terminus 2.0.1 has been released with several improvements. For details see the Terminus 2.0.1 Changelog.

New Relic Agent Upgraded

New Relic Agent has been upgraded platform-wide to 8.6.0.238. For details see New Relic release notes.

Drupal Core Updates Available

Drupal 8.7.0 and 7.66 are available to apply as 1-click updates on Pantheon site dashboards.

April 2019

Community Updates

Pantheon has launched our new Community Forum! In addition to the ephemeral and fast-moving Slack channel, the new forum gives the community a place for long-form discussions, problem-solving, and engagement.

Moving forward, we’ll update you in this newsletter with the hottest topics and discussions happening in the community.

Pantheon Heroes

We’re also excited to announce our new advocacy program, Pantheon Heroes. If you love Pantheon, the Open Web, and helping others, apply for Hero Status so we can help you help the world.

Platform Improvements

WordPress 5.1.1

Pantheon has made WordPress 5.1.1, a security release, available on the platform. All users are encouraged to upgrade. For more information, see the WordPress 5.1.1 release announcement.

Drupal Core Upgrades

Drupal 8.6.13 and 7.65 have been pushed to all Drupal Site Dashboards.

Documentation

Automate Testing with Behat

Andrew Taylor turned his Midwest PHP talk on Behat into a new guide on the installation and basic configuration of the automated testing tool.

Essential Developer Training

This video series from Pantheon’s Developer Relations Team is a condensed version of their popular training sessions.