The 3.15.0 release is part of the Drupal Kit’s normal, bi-monthly maintenance release schedule. There are no major changes in this release, just the usual mix of bugfixes and improvements. Please note three changes described below:
NOTE: Due to an update problem identified in the 3.14.0 release, the 3.14.1 bugfix release was created prior to the 3.14.0 release announcement.
This serves as the release announcement for both 3.14.0 and 3.14.1. For specific details about the 3.14.1 bugfix, please see the release notes.
The 3.14.0 release is part of the Drupal Kit’s normal, bi-monthly maintenance release schedule. There are two substantial enhancements included in this release: the ability to draft content prior to publication, and the ability to apply display styles through the rich text editor. These, along with other of-note changes, are described below.
UT Drupal Kit 2.37.0 is an ad-hoc maintenance release for the University of Texas at Austin’s distribution of the Drupal web content management system. This release includes updates to Drupal core and multiple contrib modules, and a few minor bugfixes. There are no other changes in this release.
IMPORTANT NOTE: There are no more scheduled releases of the 2.x/Drupal 7 branch of the UT Drupal Kit. Future releases will be created on an “as-needed” basis until January 2025, driven by availability of updates for Drupal 7 core and contrib.For more information, see Update on Drupal 7 end-of-life and the UT Drupal Kit (August 2023).
- The official end of life for Drupal 7 (D7) has been extended to January 5, 2025. This is the final extension.
- ITS will continue to support the D7 version of the UT Drupal Kit with unscheduled maintenance releases until January 2025 or until all active sites have been retired, whichever comes first.
- ITS will continue engaging with site owners responsible for sites running the Drupal 7 version of the UT Drupal Kit to ensure that migration planning is taking place.
NOTE: Due to a regression introduced in the 3.13.0 release, the 3.13.1 bugfix release was created prior to the 3.13.0 release announcement.
This serves as the release announcement for both 3.13.0 and 3.13.1. For details about the 3.13.1 bugfix, please see the release notes.
The 3.13.0 release is part of the Drupal Kit’s normal, bi-monthly maintenance release schedule. There are no major changes in this release, just the usual mix of bugfixes and improvements. Four changes of note are described below:
On June 7, 2023 in the post “Disruption to UT Drupal Kit Twitter feed functionality,” we announced that the Twitter API used for the UT Drupal Kit’s implementation of embedding Twitter timelines had stopped functioning, and blocks created using that functionality were no longer returning any tweets for display.
As a replacement, we recommended use of Twitter Publish, which offers a free, simple interface for users to create embeddable Twitter feeds. But as of July 5, 2023, it appears that Twitter Publish is not functioning. We have been able to find reports of this problem from other users, but there have been no public announcements from Twitter about the status or future of this service.
While there is no confirmation that these issues are related, Twitter recently announced rate limits on Tweet consumption, which have impacted third-party services such as TweetDeck. Our working theory is that these rate limits are even impacting Twitter’s own internal products and services such as Twitter Publish.
At this time, there is no recommended alternative for embedding Twitter feeds in websites, and as Twitter’s reliability and service model continues to change wildly and without notice, site owners should consider the risk of continuing to rely on this service for publishing information to stakeholders.
As previously reported in the post “Potential disruption to UT Drupal Kit’s Twitter feed functionality,” planned changes to the Twitter API (application programming interface) were anticipated to break the current implementation included in the UT Drupal Kit for embedding Twitter timelines into pages.
As of May 22, 2023, this change appears to have gone into effect (without prior announcement of a specific date), and the Twitter component included in the UT Drupal Kit is no longer working. Existing Twitter blocks on pages will simply show with the title of the block, but no Tweets below it.
At this time, we do not plan to replace the Twitter Feed component, but encourage the use of Twitter Publish as a substitute. This is a free, simple interface for users to create embeddable Twitter feeds that could be placed on any site by copying the
<iframe> code generated from https://publish.twitter.com to a block using the “Full HTML” text format.
This option works independently of the UTDK Twitter Feed component, does not require creating a Twitter developer account, and is available today for site owners to use. For examples of advanced options such as limiting the number of Tweets displayed, please see the Timelines documentation on https://developer.twitter.com.
Feedback from several UT Drupal Kit customers has been that Twitter Publish is easy to use, and the appearance of the resulting Twitter feeds is actually superior to that of the native Drupal component.
If you have additional questions about the Twitter Feed component and these changes, please open a support ticket by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
UT Drupal Kit 3.12.0 is a bi-monthly maintenance release for the University of Texas at Austin’s custom distribution of the Drupal web content management system.
This release is notable in that it includes a major version update from Drupal 9 to Drupal 10. Campus developers should carefully read the release notes below before updating. Site managers and content editors, on the other hand, should not expect any noteworthy changes: site display, behavior, and editing experience are not changing in any substantive way.
The 3.12.0 maintenance release of the UT Drupal Kit, which will include the update to Drupal 10, was originally scheduled for Tuesday, May 23, 2023.
In order to allow sufficient time for internal testing, this release is being delayed two weeks, to Tuesday, June 6, 2023.
We encourage site owners to use this additional time to ensure that their sites are prepared for the Drupal 10 update. Please review “February 2023 Update – UT Drupal Kit’s Roadmap to Drupal 10” for an overview of all necessary changes.
NOTE: The previous official release of the UT Drupal Kit was numbered 3.11.1. During the packaging process of this hotfix release, a version 3.11.2 was briefly available but immediately revoked due to an error in the packaging process. Please ensure that all sites are updated to 3.11.3 as the most recent version.
UT Drupal Kit 3.11.3 is an interim release outside of the normal bi-monthly maintenance release cycle. This release contains a Drupal core update and a patch to fix a fatal error in the XML Sitemap module (
xmlsitemap). This release also corrects metatag data that was incorrectly formatted during site migrations from Drupal 7.
There are no additional manual update steps required for this update.
For full details of all issues included in this release, please refer to the changelog on the release notes, which links to the corresponding GitHub issues.