10 Signs You Need to Move Your WordPress Site to a New Host

Sometimes it seems easier to stay in a relationship that isn’t meeting your needs. Sure, you’re not happy. But you’re not miserable, either. It’s...comfortable. Better to ignore the troublesome spots and stay with what you know. There’s no guarantee that a change will be for the better, right?

Just Like LEGOs: Connecting Your Dev Workflow to the Internet of Things

At MidCamp in Chicago this year, I presented Connecting Your Development Workflow to the Internet of Things. My goal in this session was to inspire attendees to think beyond their typical toolkits when working with web technologies. You can view the whole presentation here.

Building a Network of 195 Drupal 8 Sites Using Pantheon’s Upstream

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) is the largest school system in Virginia and the 10th largest in the United States, with more than 200 schools and centers serving 186,000 students. To keep this large community of students, parents, teachers, employees, and the general public informed, FCPS is building out a network of 195 school websites.

Announcing Professional Drupal + Pantheon Training w/ DrupalEasy (Scholarships Available!)

It’s my pleasure to announce a new, comprehensive course from Mike Anello and the folks at DrupalEasy: Mastering Drupal Development Workflows with Pantheon. Mike is a friend and respected member of the Drupal community who has all of the qualities I admire in a trainer. That’s why I’m excited to collaborate with DrupalEasy on this 6-week syllabus and even more excited to share that Pantheon will be offering scholarships for developers interested in this course.

Pantheon Heads to Charm City for DrupalCon Baltimore

It’s that time of year again—DrupalCon North America is upon us and the Pantheon team is hard at work prepping our trademark thunder and lightning for Baltimore. This year we’ll be delivering 11 awesome sessions, a few hundred live demos, joining forces with Lullabot to throw a fabulous party, and of course getting face time with our agency partners, valued customers, and Power Users community.

Pantheon WordPress Database Management without phpMyAdmin

Most WordPress developers are pretty familiar with phpMyAdmin and utilize it frequently for database migration. Not having access to things like phpMyAdmin can be nerve-wracking to developers who are used to this workflow. However, besides exporting and importing databases for migration, we really do not need phpMyAdmin. Migrate a Database to Pantheon Log in to your site dashboard and navigate to ‘Database / Files’ on the left-hand side. Click ‘Import’

Cheeky Monkey Streamlines Workflow by Standardizing Documents

*/ /*-->*/ A few months ago, Cheeky Monkey Media’s development team met to identify current inefficiencies in our development processes. Around the room, from monkey to monkey, we shared the components of our current methods that we felt needed the most attention.

Elastic Hosting for Turbulent Times: How the ACLU Stays Up through Traffic Spikes

Four years ago, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) made a move toward bigger, higher-profile campaigns and petition drives. They succeeded in getting more traffic to their information site, aclu.org—only to find their infrastructure couldn’t handle the increase in attention. The ACLU chose to move the site to Drupal 7 and onto Pantheon. With Pantheon, they have found the stability and infrastructure they need to weather whatever traffic may come.

Solutions, Not Platforms: How Agencies Can Rock Drupal AND WordPress

There’s a tendency in our industry to think of Drupal and WordPress as opposing camps, like Xbox vs PlayStation or iOS vs Android. Agencies pick sides, defend their choice, feel slightly superior to those on the other side, and get deep into specialization.

Homemade Quality, Hands-off Maintenance: How Agency Clockwork Expanded Services without Sacrificing Quality

Nothing beats a homemade, cooked-from-scratch apple pie. An expert at-home cook can make the dessert a work of art, from the flaky, buttery crust to the not-too-sweet, not-too-tart filling. But what happens when the cook opens a restaurant, and customers want more than apple pie? How can someone who spent years developing an apple pie provide the same level of excellence in custard, rhubarb, or pecan?

Web Docroot in WordPress & Composer

Composer is a dependency manager for PHP that has been widely adopted by the PHP community at large, but is used less frequently with WordPress. WordPress is largely procedural in nature, and Composer has great tools for object oriented code, like autoloading. That's nice to have but Composer is primarily a dependency manager, so today I'm going to show you the basics needed to manage a WordPress site with Composer.

Agencies: How to Implement Software Automation on a Budget

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A DevOps Approach to Improving Marketing/IT Relations

Back in the 60s, “marketing technology” meant a desk, a carton of smokes and three martinis. The mad men of the era would create amazing concepts, the secretaries would type them up, and the ads would be embraced by an easily-persuaded public.

A Few of Our Favorite Terminus Use Cases

Here at Pantheon, we love to talk about the problems our development tools solve for dev teams. One of those tools is Terminus, our command line interface. To celebrate the release of our 1.0 version, we decided to show you a few examples of how we use this feature internally to keep our team moving fast.

Script It and Forget It: Announcing Terminus 1.0

Today we’re happy to announce that the Pantheon command-line interface, Terminus, is going gold; we’ve hit the 1.0 milestone! Terminus has been battle-tested by our power users and developers over the past year, and our CLI is ready for mass consumption. Huzzah!

ACEing It: Sharing My Passion at Pantheon

I’m a firm believer that fate is a real thing. There are specific events that happen in your life that lead you to your next challenge. I’ve had a lot of forked-paths that could have gone a completely different way. I can’t help but think that each path I chose has led me to this beautiful, scenic road trip. You know, the kind that you wish would never end—except when you need food or a good stretch—because the scenery is so miraculous that you feel like you are in a completely different world.