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The goal of the Developer workflow is to protect your live site as much as possible. The main process of the Pantheon Developer workflow is to move code up from Dev to Test to Live and content down from Live to Test to Dev.
One of the core concepts at the heart of the Pantheon WebOps workflow is the distinction between code and content.
Code refers to anything version controlled by Git which includes core, custom and contributed modules or plugins, themes, and libraries.
Content refers to your site's files and the database. In this context, files are static images and assets stored in the standard upload path
wp-content/uploadsfor WordPress and
In brief, the process is as follows:
Commit your code in the Dev environment
In the Test environment, combine the code from Dev with the content from Live
Deploy your code to the Live environment
Refer to Use the Pantheon WebOps Workflow for more information.
Within this workflow, there are several ways you can manage and develop your sites.
- Manage multiple sites with Custom Upstreams.
- Create sites by using Pantheon Upstreams, importing existing sites, plus other methods.
- Support large teams using Multidev.
- Migrate your site from a competitor.
- Use the command line to manage and create sites.
- Develop using either Git or SFTP.
There are even more tools and options available to you. Refer to Develop for more information.