Configuration

While Lando recipes set sane defaults so they work out of the box, they are also configurable.

Here are the configuration options, set to the default values, for this recipe. If you are unsure about where this goes or what this means we highly recommend scanning the recipes documentation to get a good handle on how the magicks work.

recipe: pantheon
config:
  framework: PANTHEON_SITE_FRAMEWORK
  id: PANTHEON_SITE_ID
  site: PANTHEON_SITE_MACHINE_NAME
  xdebug: false
  index: true
  edge: true
  cache: true
  composer_version: "2.2.12"

If you do not already have a Landofile for your Pantheon site, we highly recommend you use lando init to get one as that will automatically populate the framework, id and site for you. Manually creating a Landofile with these things set correctly can be difficult and is highly discouraged.

Note that if the above config options are not enough, all Lando recipes can be further extended and overriden.

Choosing a php version

Lando will look for a pantheon.ymlopen in new window (and/or pantheon.upstream.yml) in your app's root directory and use whatever php_version you've specified there.

This means that you can not configure the php version directly in your Landofile for this recipe.

If you change this version, make sure you lando rebuild for the changes to apply.

Example pantheon.yml

api_version: 1
php_version: 7.1

Choosing a nested webroot

Lando will look for a pantheon.ymlopen in new window (and/or pantheon.upstream.yml) in your app's root directory and use whatever web_docroot you've specified there.

This means that you cannot configure the webroot directly in your Landofile for this recipe.

If you change this version, make sure you lando rebuild for the changes to apply.

Example pantheon.yml

api_version: 1
web_docroot: true

Customizing the stack

By default, Lando will spin up a very close approximation of the Pantheon stack:

Please review the docs to get a better handle on how Pantheon worksopen in new window below:

What works on Pantheon should also work on Lando but recognize that the Pantheon platform is changing all the time and Lando is necessarily reactive.

All that said, you can, however, tell Lando to not use the more advanced parts of Pantheon's stack. This can save time when starting up your app.

recipe: pantheon
config:
  framework: PANTHEON_SITE_FRAMEWORK
  id: PANTHEON_SITE_ID
  site: PANTHEON_SITE_MACHINE_NAME
  # Disable the SOLR index
  index: false
  # Disable the VARNISH edge
  edge: false
  # Disable the REDIS cache
  cache: false

Note that if your application code depends on one of these services and you disable them, you should expect an error. Also note that Lando does not track what services you are using on your Pantheon site (e.g. these settings are "decoupled").

Using xdebug

This is just a passthrough option to the xdebug setting that exists on all our php services. The tl;dr is xdebug: true enables and configures the php xdebug extension and xdebug: false disables it.

recipe: lamp
config:
  xdebug: true|false

However, for more information, we recommend you consult the php service documentation.

Working With Multidev

Pantheon multidevopen in new window is a great (and easy) way to kick-start an advanced dev workflow for teams. By default, lando will pull down your dev environment but you can use lando switch <env> to switch your local copy over to a Pantheon multidev environment.

Usage

# Switch to the env called "feature-1"
lando switch feature-1

# Switch to the env called "feature-1" but ignore grabbing that env's files and database
# Note that this is basically a glorified `git fetch --all && git checkout BRANCH`
lando switch feature-1 --no-db --no-files

Options

  --no-db     Do not switch the database
  --no-files  Do not switch the files

WordPress Site Network Support (Experimental)

Lando supports WordPress site networks both in folder and sub-domain configuration. At this time, this feature is considered experimental, so there may be edge cases and Gremlins to shake out.

Make sure to first read Pantheon's site network documentationopen in new window and then consider the following edits you probably need to make to your wp-config.php:

if ( ! empty( $_ENV['PANTHEON_ENVIRONMENT'] ) ) {
  switch( $_ENV['PANTHEON_ENVIRONMENT'] ) {
    case 'live':
      // Value should be the primary domain for the Site Network.
      define( 'DOMAIN_CURRENT_SITE', 'live-<site>.pantheonsite.io' );
      // Once you map a domain to Live, you can change DOMAIN_CURRENT_SITE
      // define( 'DOMAIN_CURRENT_SITE', 'example-network.com' );
      break;
    case 'test':
      define( 'DOMAIN_CURRENT_SITE', 'test-<site>.pantheonsite.io' );
      break;
    case 'dev':
      define( 'DOMAIN_CURRENT_SITE', 'dev-<site>.pantheonsite.io' );
      break;
    // PAY ATTENTION TO THIS CASE LANDO USER!
    case 'lando':
      define( 'DOMAIN_CURRENT_SITE', 'app-name.lndo.site' );
      break;
    default:
      # Catch-all to accommodate default naming for multi-dev environments.
      define( 'DOMAIN_CURRENT_SITE', $_ENV['PANTHEON_ENVIRONMENT'] . '-' . $_ENV['PANTHEON_SITE_NAME'] . '.pantheonsite.io' );
      break;
    }
}

In the above code snippet, we're adding a special case when $_ENV['PANTHEON_ENVIRONMENT'] is set to lando. We do this because Lando uses a different domain scheme than Pantheon, and if we don't set this case, your Lando site will redirect to lando-site-name.pantheonsite.io causing much confusion.

Additionally, if you use the sub-domain variation of the WordPress site network system, you'll need to add custom proxy routes to your .lando.yml like so:

name: landobot-network-domain
recipe: pantheon
config:
  framework: wordpress_network
  site: landobot-network-domain
  id: lolzimauuidstring
proxy:
  edge:
    - landobot-network-domain.lndo.site
    - site1.landobot-network-domain.lndo.site
    - site2.landobot-network-domain.lndo.site

Note that you have to re-add the default domain as well.

A special note: WordPress site networks require you to pass a few special flags to pretty much all WP-CLI commands: --url="http://urlofmainsiteindatabase" --network

it gets really annoying, and has even caused some workflows to fail on Pantheon in the past. See the troubleshooting and workflow sections from the Pantheon docs linked above for some examples of this. Lando tries to do this automatically for you when we run the pull command, but if you are having issues, you may need to manually run the wp-cli search-replace command with the network and url flags and closely inspect the output to troubleshoot.