In Move to Eliminate Out-of-Date WordPress and Drupal sites, Pantheon Extends Managed Updates to Companies of All Sizes – GlobeNewswire
SAN FRANCISCO, May 14, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Pantheon.io, the leading WebOps platform where marketers and developers reach billions globally, is announcing the expanded release of Managed Updates to eliminate out-of-date WordPress and Drupal sites on the internet. Pantheon’s Managed Updates customers include The Home Depot, MGM Studios, and Ohio Northern University. With this broadened release, Pantheon’s website portfolio management capabilities enable companies of all sizes, including those with dozens of websites or more, to confidently adopt open source, focus their technical resources on growth, and maintain a secure baseline with fully managed CMS updates.
According to the latest numbers from WordPress, only 12.4% of sites globally are running the latest version of WordPress, version 5.4, and 33.7% are running 5.3—combined, that’s less than half. With its expanded release of Managed Updates, Pantheon seeks to make out-of-date websites a thing of the past. Managed Updates implements advanced automation technology, virtual regression testing, and oversight from Pantheon’s experienced team to detect, test, backup, and then deploy core and module updates.
“If your website is carrying the same message as it did three months ago, you’re way behind,” said Pantheon cofounder Josh Koenig. “Modern digital marketing demands high quality CMS functionality: the ability to publish in real-time, plus ownership over the design and user experience. That points to adopting leading tools like WordPress or Drupal, but as the saying goes, ‘open source is free as in puppies.’