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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.


March 2019

Platform Improvements

Terminus 2.0 Released!

Terminus 2.0 is the first major release of Terminus in over two years. New features let you list and change site plan level, and progress bars help you track the progress of your jobs. With this release we've also announced an EOL schedule for older versions of Terminus.

EU Region Early Access

Early Access to run sites in Pantheon’s new European Region is now available for contract customers. See https://pantheon.io/docs/eu-region/ for details and contact us for more info.

Drupal 8.6.10, 7.64, and WordPress 5.1 Now Available as 1-click Updates

Pantheon has released Drupal 8.6.10, Drupal 7.64, and WordPress 5.1 on the platform. For information on applying the updates see WordPress and Drupal Core Updates.

PHP 7.2 Updated

Updated to PHP 7.2.15 platform-wide. For more information, see http://php.net/ChangeLog-7.php#7.2.15.

WordPress Launch Check Shows Vulnerability Info

A fix has been deployed for WordPress Launch Check and the Pantheon site dashboard "Status" tab, which now accurately reports plugin vulnerabilities.

Documentation

Terminus 2.0

This doc covers the important changes from this major release, some of which are not backwards-compatible.

Create a New Site in Pantheon’s EU Region

Early access information for the new EU Region.


February 2019

Platform Improvements

Drupal 8.6.7, 7.63, and WordPress 5.0.3 Now Available as 1-click Updates

Pantheon has released Drupal 8.6.7, Drupal 7.63, and WordPress 5.0.3 on the platform. For information on applying the updates see WordPress and Drupal Core Updates.

PHP 7.2 and 7.1 Updated

Updated to PHP 7.2.14 and 7.1.26 platform-wide. For more information, see http://php.net/ChangeLog-7.php#7.2.14 and http://php.net/ChangeLog-7.php#7.1.26.

PHP Intl Extension Now Available

Pantheon now includes the intl PHP extension in PHP 7.1 and PHP 7.2. For more information on upgrading your site's version of PHP see Upgrade PHP Versions.

New Relic PHP Agent Upgraded

New Relic has been upgraded platform-wide to version 8.5.0.235. For details see New Relic's APM PHP Agent 8.50.236 release notes. Also, see Pantheon's New Relic documentation for general info on using New Relic to monitor your site and identify opportunities to improve application performance.


January 2019

Disaster Recovery

Pantheon is happy to announce our new Disaster Recovery Service, designed for mission-critical websites that need to ensure business continuity during the unlikely event of a zone failure. See the Disaster Recovery doc below for more information.

Platform Improvements

Drupal 8.6.5 and WordPress 5.0.1 Now Available as 1-click Updates

Pantheon has released Drupal 8.6.5 and WordPress 5.0.2 on the platform. For information on applying the updates see WordPress and Drupal Core Updates.

Documentation

Site Disaster Recovery

Learn about our newest service.

Add a Client Site to Your Organization Dashboard

Learn how to add a client to your Partner Agency to share special features and Preferred Pricing.

Modify the Local Hosts File

Learn how to override DNS settings with your local hosts file.


December 2018

Partner Program

Pantheon announced our new Partner Program this month!

Platform Improvements

Drupal 8.6.3 and 7.61 Now Available as 1-click Updates

Pantheon has released Drupal 8.6.3 and Drupal 7.61 on the platform. For information on applying the updates see WordPress and Drupal Core Updates.

PHP Updates

PHP 7.1 and 7.2 were updated to the latest versions on the platform. For information on changing minor versions (e.g from 7.0 to 7.2) see Upgrade PHP Versions.

Multidev Access

Multidev is no longer a site-specific feature. It’s now enabled organization-wide for select account types. For more information, see Who has access to Multidev?

Documentation

Terminus Guide - Scripting

This new page to the Terminus manual introduces readers to the concept of using Terminus in automated scripts to improve their workflow.