Updating WordPress plugins and Drupal modules is a pain, but it can become unmanageable when you have dozens or hundreds of sites. Pixo has automated the process to apply all plugin and module updates on Pantheon sites with a simple command. In this post, we explain how to use this automation and we share the code.
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"Obstacles are what you see only when you lose sight of your goals."
Landi joined the Pixo team as our Support Engineer Intern in 2013, as she was finishing up her Computer Engineering degree at the University of Illinois. As soon as she stepped off the graduation stage, Pixo snatched her up! As Pixo’s Support Engineer, she is responsible for our extensive Technical Support and End User Help Desk.
Landi grew up in Chicago and taught martial arts. She has been training since she was 8 years old. Landi has been instrumental in many outreach programs to get young women and underrepresented students interested in Engineering. Every summer, she teaches Computer Science to high school girls at the GAMES camp – hosted by Women In Engineering at the U of I.
C, C++, Python, Eagle, LC3 Assembly, x86 Assembly, AutoCAD, Camtasia, HTML, PHP, MYSQL, Wiki Markup Language
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign – B.S. in Computer Engineering
Pixo, 2013-Present – Support Engineer
University of Illinois Girls Adventure in Math, Engineering & Science, 2008-Present – Robotics Coordinator, Computer Science Coordinator, Lab Assistant, Counselor
University of Illinois Women in Engineering, 2013 – Office Support Associate
University of Illinois Micro & Nanotechnology Laboratory, 2010 – Curriculum Developer
In a previous blog post, we explained Why We’re Decoupling Drupal. To learn more about how we decoupled one of our recent CMS projects, take a listen to “Content as a Service: What to know about decoupled CMS,” from our webinar with friends from Four Kitchens, on June 11th, 2015, hosted by Pantheon. Pixo’s portion of the recording starts at 21:00.
Everyone loves Pantheon hosting’s time-saving one-click updates for Drupal and WordPress. If you are putting a site onto Pantheon that already has revision history in Git, then you likely want to keep your history. But if you create a Pantheon site from an existing Git repo, one-click updates will not be available.
WordPress is famous for it’s 5-minute install. You can host WordPress yourself or choose from numerous WordPress hosting providers who will give you a fully working starting point in minutes. This is tremendous for techies and non-techies alike.
Here is a handy design pattern for developing wordpress widgets. For this post, we will be generating a sidebar widget with a title and text body. The title corresponds to another page within your wordpress site and hyperlinks to that page.