Site Management

Pantheon Launches EDU Version for Higher Ed

Pantheon, a Web site management platform for WordPress and Drupal, has introduced Pantheon for EDU exclusively for educational institutions.

Pantheon is a tool for developing and managing WordPress and Drupal sites through a centralized interface. According to information on the company's site, it offers template management and branding, along with a single dashboard for viewing and managing access to sites. Developers can use it to manage their WordPress and Drupal versions, plugins and modules, and test new features in a development environment before rolling them out to the live site.

Key features of Pantheon for EDU include:

  • Dashboard for a master view of all WordPress and Drupal projects;
  • Role-based permissions for controlling access;
  • Support for Multidev workflow tools to create cloud development environments;
  • Site management and tagging tools for organizing people and projects;
  • Automated system administration, including configuration, deployment and maintenance of infrastructure; and
  • Unlimited free development sites.

More than 50 agencies have joined Pantheon for EDU as Partner Specialists to support universities with the product. Some of those partner specialists include Cheeky Monkey, ForumOne, Kalamuna, MediaCurrent, Palantir, Spark451, SystemSeed and Unicon.

Pantheon for EDU development sites are free for any institutions with a .EDU Web address, and according to information on the company's site, educational institutions must pay only for live hosting of their sites.

Further information about Pantheon for EDU can be found on the Pantheon site.

About the Author

Leila Meyer is a technology writer based in British Columbia. She can be reached at leilameyer@gmail.com.

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