Choosing Your Start State
See available options for starting new Drupal or WordPress sites and site import considerations.
The site's framework is selected during the creation process. Pantheon Upstreams provide default installations of WordPress, Drupal 8 and Drupal 7. Custom Upstreams are available to team members when the organization is associated during site creation.
We base our Drupal 7 repository on the canonical source from drupal.org, and then extend it with Pressflow modifications and additional features to take advantage of the Pantheon runtime environment. The WordPress repository includes platform integration plugins and a pre-configured
We include a growing number of "Drupal products" as available upstreams on Pantheon. These are also known as installation profiles or distributions and contain much more functionality than a Drupal core installation.
Public distributions are not maintained by Pantheon. If the upstream is out of date, contact the maintainer through Drupal.org or the distribution's GitHub issue queue.
Use the following direct links to create a new site on Pantheon from a public distribution:
- CiviCRM Starter Kit
- Commerce Kickstart
- Open Outreach
- Plato Típico
- RedHen Raiser
There is a UUID for all the different systems you can install on Pantheon. WordPress on Pantheon is
e8fe8550-1ab9-4964-8838-2b9abdccf4bf. To see all available products, run the following Terminus command:
$ terminus upstream:list
Create Sites with Terminus
Create new sites with Terminus, the Pantheon CLI. Run
terminus site:create <site> <label> <upstream> to create a new site using the desired upstream, like so:
$ terminus site:create my-new-panopoly-site "My New Panopoly Site" "Panopoly" [notice] Creating a new site... [notice] Deploying CMS... [notice] Deployed CMS $ terminus dashboard:view my-new-panopoly-site
Importing an Existing Site
Your site migration has four phases. You’ll package your site, import it, test it out, and then change DNS and go live. With a good plan and understanding of the platform, the process will run smoothly. For detailed information, see Migrate Sites to Pantheon.