Introduction to WordPress on Pantheon

Your guide to using WordPress on Pantheon.

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Pantheon is a WebOps platform that provides the speed and performance needed to keep your WordPress website running smoothly. Pantheon uses a container-based infrastructure that provides streamlined provisioning, high availability, smooth scaling, and increased security.

WordPress on Pantheon

You can create a new WordPress site from scratch on Pantheon or migrate an existing WordPress site to the Pantheon platform. The Pantheon migration tool walks you through the process of installing a plugin on your existing site, and completing the steps to transfer the site to Pantheon. Both scenarios are covered in this guide.

Site Management

Pantheon allows you to implement WordPress at scale. You can manage your site portfolio from a single dashboard, and deploy code easily across hundreds (or even thousands) of WordPress sites.

You can edit your site directly on Pantheon using SFTP or Git. This includes managing themes, plugins, content, and database files. All changes are tracked in version control, and your files and databases will automatically be backed up.

You can also use power tools such as Terminus to manage your Pantheon WordPress site from the command line, or Quicksilver to use available platform hooks.