Pantheon Changelog

January 2018

Pantheon Moves to Google Cloud Platform

GCP and Pantheon Logo

Pantheon has switched infrastructure providers from Rackspace to Google Cloud Platform. This switch requires no downtime, as we actually did it six months ago! Read the announcement here.

Platform Improvements

PHP Upgrades

We've upgraded to PHP 5.6.33, 7.0.27, 7.1.13, and 7.2.1. See our documentation to learn how to upgrade your PHP version.

WP-CLI Upgrades

WP-CLI on Pantheon has been upgraded to 1.5.0, which resolves "Error: Site not found" failures often seen when clearing caches on WordPress Site Networks.

WordPress Core Upgrade

WordPress 4.9.3 has been pushed to all WordPress site dashboards.

Drupal Core Upgrades

Drupal 8.4.4 has been pushed to all Drupal 8 site dashboards.

Registry Rebuild Upgrade

We've upgraded Registry Rebuild on Pantheon to 7.x-2.5. For details on using this Drush extension, see Drupal Drush Command-Line Utility.

Launch Check Now Supports Drupal 8

Drupal 8 sites now support Launch Check, found in the Status tab of any environment, to report best practice recommendations before going live. For more details, see Launch Check - Drupal Performance and Configuration Analysis.

New Relic PHP 7.2 Support

New Relic on Pantheon has been upgraded to version 7.7.0.203 5.0.199, which supports PHP 7.2.

Bug Fixes and Improvements

Documentation

Running WordPress and Drupal as a Backend API

Learn the basics of using WordPress or Drupal as a headless API backend.

Manage Some Dependencies with Composer

Get your feet wet with Composer on WordPress or Drupal 7 before going all in.


December 2017

Platform Improvements

Drupal Core Upgrades

Drupal 8.4.3 has been pushed to all Drupal 8 site dashboards.

PHP Upgrades

We've upgraded to PHP 5.6.32, 7.0.26, and 7.1.12. See our documentation to learn how to upgrade your PHP version.

Bug Fixes and Improvements

  • Added the HTML Tidy PHP extension.
  • Fixed an issue where the Redis cache was not cleared during clone operations.
  • Fixed an issue where repeated UTM_* parameters caused an infinite redirect loop.

Documentation

Terminus Configuration File

Learn how to define default options for your Terminus commands.

Drupal Commerce on Drupal 8

This new guide describes using Composer to create a Drupal Commerce site.

Using WP SAML Auth with Google Apps

This doc from Daniel Bachhuber explains how to use Google Apps to authenticate users on your WordPress site.


November 2017

Platform Improvements

Sites Requiring Upgrade to Global CDN Now Shown on User & Org Dashboards

Over 200,000 sites are already on Pantheon's Global CDN, but if you still have sites pointing to the legacy, deprecated infrastructure, you can now see which sites need an upgrade from your User or Organization Dashboard. Find the required DNS information from the Domains / HTTPS tab on each site environment. Complete the upgrade as soon as possible, and let us know if you have any questions.

Global CDN now respects the no-store directive in the cache-control header.

Site Dashboard Update

On newly created sites, you are now directed to install your WordPress or Drupal CMS as the next step. Install WordPress or Drupal

Drupal Core Upgrades

Drupal 8.4.2 has been pushed to all Drupal 8 site dashboards.

WordPress Core Upgrades

WordPress 4.9.1 has been pushed to all WordPress site dashboards. This is a security release, and we suggest everyone upgrade immediately.

Documentation

Pageview Limits and Overages

Information on how Pantheon measures site traffic to prevent plan abuse.

WordPress Site Networks

Overview of WordPress multisite support on the Pantheon Platform.


October 2017

Platform Improvements

Custom Upstreams

We’ve opened access to Custom Upstreams for all organizations on Pantheon. Read more about it on our blog, or give it a try.

Terminus 1.6

If you haven’t updated Terminus recently, check out the Terminus Changelog to see what’s new and update to the current release.

WebP Image Support

WebP, a new image format created by Google, is now supported by Pantheon’s Global CDN.

PHP 7.1 & IonCube Decoder

We’ve made PHP 7.1 available for all sites. See our documentation to learn how to upgrade your PHP version, or learn more in this blog post.

WordPress Core Upgrades

WordPress 4.8.3 has been pushed to all WordPress site dashboards. This release is classified as a critical security release, and we encourage all sites to upgrade immediately.

Documentation

WordPress Development

Using Git with SFTP & WordPress

Learn how to use the WordPress dashboard, an SFTP client, and your text editor of choice to work quickly, safely and easily on Pantheon's Git-based platform.


September 2017

Platform Improvements

WP-CLI

WP-CLI on Pantheon has been updated to version 1.3.0. You can read the release notes for this update here.

New Relic

New Relic on Pantheon has been updated to version 7.5.0.199. You can read the release notes for this version in New Relic’s docs. This update also includes Drupal-specific fixes from previous versions, detailed in the release notes.

WP Native PHP Sessions

This Pantheon-made Plugin for WordPress has been updated to version 0.6.3, which fixes this issue regarding boolean conditions.

Documentation

Frontend Performance Guide

Learn how to ace an online speed test with Pantheon's Global CDN.

New Articles

PhpStorm for Composer Managed Drupal 8 Sites

DNS Made Easy Domain Configuration

Google Domain Configuration

Style Guide


August 2017

Platform Improvements

Global CDN Surrogate Key Cache Clearing API Improvement

We improved cache clearing behavior for a large number of surrogate keys or cache tags. The fix was made internally by Pantheon and no action is required if you are already running WordPress or Drupal versions of Pantheon Advanced Page Cache. See the Pantheon Advanced Page Cache for WordPress and Drupal pages for more information.

Terminus 1.5

If you haven't updated Terminus recently, checkout the Terminus Changelog to see what's new and update to the current release

PHP Upgrades

We upgraded PHP to 5.6.31 and 7.0.23. See our documentation to learn how to upgrade your PHP version. Drupal 7 sites may require action.

Drupal Core Upgrades

Drupal 8.3.7 has been pushed to all Drupal 8 site dashboards.

WordPress Core Upgrades

WordPress 4.8.1 has been pushed to all WordPress site dashboards

Documentation

New Articles

Pantheon Modules

Integrating Asana with Pantheon using Quicksilver Hooks