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.

Why every Pantheon user should learn Bash - Part 2: What is Bash?

In part 1 of this series, I talked about why you would want to embrace Bash and encouraged everyone to not fear it. I firmly believe that the best way to conquer fear is with information. In that spirit, we will next dig into what Bash even is, how it does what it does, and a little bit of history.

Pantheon Heroes: Community-leaders in open source contributions (and lovers of Pantheon)

I have been with Pantheon for just over two years now, but it didn’t take me long to see that Pantheon’s users are passionate, knowledgeable and always willing to give back to open source. They are actively engaged with the greater Drupal & WordPress communities. They do this in the form of conference talks, blog posts, documentation, training, working code examples, answering questions in online communities & much more.

Behat For Web Developers

An Introduction to Testing With Behat A few weeks ago I gave a talk about testing business critical features with Behat at Midwest PHP. That talk came after working with Behat for over a year and consulting with our agency partners about automated testing.

You Are Not Alone: Two Words, Classic Editor

Since the release of WordPress 5.0 in December 2018, we have had a fair number of conversations that involved us at Pantheon being asked: “what is everyone else doing about Gutenberg?” In particular, agencies have asked us repeatedly what we are seeing in the landscape regarding Advanced Custom Fields.  

Drupal Works Wonders for Marketing, But How Do You Get Marketers into Drupal?

Have you ever had a marketing client say: “Make sure we run the site on Drupal?” Probably not. Drupal is historically a developer-driven solution that exists in the space between do-it-yourself and mass-market applications like Wix and Proprietary Enterprise Solutions™ like AEM. It doesn’t have mass-market recognition nor an enterprise sales team actively pushing it on CMOs.

Duran Goodyear on DrupalCon and Pantheon Heroes

As Spring rolls forward, it is that time of year again for DrupalCon, which is in Seattle, WA this year. I got the chance to sit down with the longtime Pantheon Hero, Duran Goodyear, founder of Alphex Information Solutions. He shared his thoughts about the event, the community, and Pantheon. Watch the full video and read highlights below.

Christine Coughlan and WebCon 2019

Christine Coughlan, Director of Digital Strategy at ATEN sat down with me to discuss her presentation “How Our Collaborative Discovery Informed the Design of Stanford Summer Session,” which she will deliver at WebCon 2019.

Why Every Pantheon User Should Learn Bash

At Pantheon, we talk a lot about automating updates with testing and orchestrating multiple tools interacting to make a build system. For many folks, this might sound like some kind of mystic art. Literally the stuff of wizards and magic spells. But I am here to tell you, in all reality it is science. Computer science. And if you are willing to learn it, you can unlock abilities that do seem downright magical.

Is Higher Ed Ready for Drupal 8? Come Discuss at DrupalCon Seattle!

If you work with Drupal at your college or university, you’ve likely had some internal conversations about if, how, or when your organization should adopt Drupal 8. And, hopefully, you’re planning to attend DrupalCon Seattle this year to learn more and find a fresh perspective from your peers at the HigherEd Summit!

Technical and Marketing Agility, a Roundtable Discussion with Non-Profit Leads

Recently, I had the chance to work with Monica-Lisa Mills the VP, Client Services at Advomatic to present at an invitation-only event titled “Maintaining Technical & Marketing Agility.” I recently sat down with her to talk about the event and what we learned. Check out the full conversation below, followed by notes on some of the high points.

Allan Chappell on MidCamp and Modern Code With D7

One Drupal camp I look forward to year after year is MidCamp. I got the chance to sit down with Allan Chappell, Support Team Technical Lead at Four Kitchens to talk about his session.

3 Ways to Avoid the Pitfalls in Agile Marketing

According to the 2018 State of Agile Marketing Report by Kapost and AgileSherpas, just over 36 percent of marketers have adopted some form of agile marketing and half of those who haven’t expect to do so within the next year.