Using The Tour Module For Better User Experiences

As developers, we go to a lot of effort to create user experiences that we want to believe are intuitive. We often even create detailed documentation that we would love the user to read.  The reality is that users typically just want to poke around and try to figure things out on their own. Sometimes this is a good path and other times, especially when we are introducing new or custom concepts, this can end with a lot of frustration.   

Using BackstopJS to Spot the Difference

When I was a kid I loved doing the “spot the difference” games in Highlights magazine. Anytime we visited the doctor or dentist, I’d go through multiple times to see how fast I could see what changed. I got pretty good at that over the years.

5 Tools to Use in Your Data-Driven Marketing Strategy

Data-driven marketing is the new gold standard, but many marketers struggle to achieve it. Even though 63% of marketing organizations are aware of the quickly changing landscape, only 28% feel like they can keep up. There's more data available now than ever, and marketers are expected to use that information to validate every strategic decision they make to senior leaders. But management and investors aren't always aware of data-driven marketing's complications.

Building Gutenberg Blocks with Advanced Custom Fields

Every person has their favorite set of tools. When we are not able to use those tools to complete a task, the feeling can be overwhelming. What do I do now? How will I accomplish what I need to do? I felt some of these feelings when I heard about Gutenberg, the new WordPress editor. If Gutenberg was block-based, what would happen to my custom page builder I created using Advanced Custom Fields?

How Do I Know It's Working: Disaster Recovery Edition

Pantheon likes to hide implementation details. We think that developers can work faster when we're not overwhelmed with configuration options. We run thousands of sites in Google Cloud with essentially the same MySQL, PHP, and nginx settings for all of them. There are a few variables like memory that get larger values as you move to higher plan levels.

Brian Richards on What to expect at WordSesh 2019

This year Pantheon is partnered with WPSessions to present WordSesh on May 22, 2019. Dwayne McDaniel, Developer Advocate at Pantheon, sat down with lead organizer of WordSesh, Brian Richards, to learn more about the event and what participants can expect this year. Check out the full interview as well as some highlights and links below.

Agile Marketing Week on the MarTech Podcast

Pantheon’s VP of Marketing, Roland Smart was recently featured on the MarTech Podcast hosted by Benjamin Shapiro. The topic of the five-part conversation: Agile Marketing, an approach for managing marketing work that Roland is an expert in (as well as, a published author on the subject).

Faster WordPress & Drupal 8 sites with PHP 7.3 by Default

Today we’re happy to announce PHP 7.3 is the default version for new WordPress and Drupal 8 sites! Speed up your existing site by applying the 1-click update from your Pantheon site dashboard. You can update with confidence using Pantheon’s Dev, Test, Live workflow because PHP version is managed in version control and deployed along with the rest of your code. If for some reason you want to keep using a different version, you can override via pantheon.yml. Also, see Upgrading PHP versions in the Pantheon documentation.

MarTech West 2019 Recap

MarTech West 2019 was held at the beginning of the month in San Jose, California. The conference brings together marketing technology practitioners and providers and offers opportunities for education, networking, and discovery of new tools to enhance a company’s existing martech stack.

Personal Internet Security Basics at MidCamp

Pantheon Customer Success Engineer Dan Ficker recently attended MidCamp and presented Personal Internet Security Basics. Watch the whole session here and read a summary below:

Speed Up Your WordPress or Drupal Site with PHP 7.3

Today we’re happy to announce PHP 7.3 is now officially supported on Pantheon. Soon we’ll also make it the default for WordPress and Drupal 8 sites. In the meantime, you can update with confidence using Pantheon’s Dev, Test, Live workflow, because your PHP version is managed in version control and deployed along with the rest of your code. See documentation on  Upgrading PHP versions for more information.

Drupal Diversity and Pantheon: A Fundraising Goal and Announcement

Many years ago, I was considering a career change. I wanted to switch to tech--it was exciting, challenging, and full of potential. But as I considered moving into web development, I found myself isolated at community events, left out of technical conversations while networking, and generally unsure if there really would be a place for me in web development if I chose to take that leap.

Announcing Pantheon’s New European Region: Now in Limited Availability

Today we’re excited to announce Pantheon’s new European Union (EU) Region. 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, we’ve got you covered. Compliance for European Union Data Residency Our new data center locations let contract customers launch sites with guarantees that site data resides in the EU. Let’s break that down:

Is Your Module Ready for Drupal 9? Click Here to Find Out

On Contribution Day at MidCamp 2019, a team of us gathered to start the process of opening tickets about Drupal 9. We did this for the 300 most installed contributed Drupal 8 modules. We did this for the future of Drupal.

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