Drupal: Sometimes Headless, Never Heartless

Years ago I started asking a rhetorical question: “If you want to cut off Drupal’s head, where is Drupal’s neck?” Back in 2014 many people in the front-end community were fed up with Drupal 7. Great improvements had been made in Drupal 8, but that wouldn’t be released for another year, and the rest of the web seemed to be accelerating in the trend toward breaking up monoliths. Something drastic needed to be done.

Winning, Launching, and Maintaining Enterprise Clients with No Hiccups

*/ /*-->*/ Attracting and keeping mid-to-enterprise sized B2B clients for your agency requires enterprise-level solutions. Before trusting your agency with their business, large clients need to rest assured that their web project is in safe hands, following a solid process that can be launched and maintained seamlessly.

How to Make Your Agile Marketing Work Smarter with Testing

After days, weeks, and months on end, your marketing campaign is finally ready to see the light of day. You've picked it apart incessantly and tested every element to ensure it's in optimal shape. That's when the real test—public opinion—starts, right? Pump the brakes for a sec. Even post-launch, there's so much more a team can experiment with (messaging, design, cadence, etc.) to optimize a marketing campaign without disrupting its flow.

Before You Implement an Agile Digital Marketing Strategy, Answer These 6 Questions About Your Team

An agile approach to marketing can help your company collaborate quickly and forge ahead in a changing market. However, if your team is comprised of individual contributors working on independent projects and goals, an agile approach might not be a good fit for you. Instead, this workflow is best suited for teams with different members who contribute toward a unified goal that can be time-boxed and measured.

The Benefits of SaaS in WordPress Ecommerce

Software as a Service, often written as SaaS (but pronounced like “sass”), is becoming more and more common in the 21st century. Services like Office365, Google Office, Salesforce, and Dropbox are becoming a part of almost every business. But what really defines SaaS? What Is SaaS? There are several key markers for SaaS:

PHP 7.2 Everywhere

Today we’re happy to announce PHP 7.2 is the default version for Drupal 6 and Drupal 7 sites! This addition, combined with our previous release of PHP 7.2 for WordPress and Drupal 8 sites, means that PHP 7.2 is now the default version for all sites on the platform. See our earlier blog post for details on the great performance wins you can realize by upgrading to PHP 7.2.

How Pantheon Revamped the Grand Ole Opry's Web Presence

The Grand Ole Opry is a world-famous institution with a rich history and a big reputation, so we were excited and proud when Pantheon got the opportunity to strengthen the Opry's web presence. The partnership began when the venue was rebuilding its website in 2013.

6 Best Practices for Website Maintenance

Website maintenance is a never-ending project, and the larger your website (or portfolio of sites, in some cases), the more daunting the task becomes. Whether you’re dealing with security patches, legacy code, or broken links, you need to stay on top of website maintenance in order for your site to succeed.

Platform vs. DIY Speed Analysis

Every engagement metric from content reach to conversions is downstream from site speed. Good performance means good user experience, and expectations are ever rising. Research from Google estimates that most sites lose half their mobile visitors while the page is loading. In light of this, I wanted to see what the numbers actually showed for how our platform (and others) measured up. Speed is one of our core value propositions, but does Pantheon actually deliver?

Announcing Pantheon’s New Partner Program

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Upgrading to WordPress 5.0 on Pantheon

WordPress 5.0, with a new editor and arguably the biggest change the CMS has ever seen, is close to being released! A lot of folks have been asking us how Pantheon plans to handle WordPress 5.0 and what their upgrade options are, which we’ll outline below. Whatever path you choose, we encourage you to upgrade as soon as possible to keep your sites secure.

New Workshop: Getting Started with Drupal

I recently celebrated my 11 year anniversary on Drupal.org. Drupal is powerful and flexible, therefore it’s sometimes difficult to get started. Over the years I’ve learned that it’s okay to ask for help, and I have many mentors to thank for where I am today. That’s why I love to teach and give back to the community.  All of this is why I’m happy to announce that we’re offering Getting Started with Drupal 8: an online, half-day introduction on November 30th, 10:00 am PST / 1:00 pm EST. 

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