UT Drupal Kit

UT Drupal Kit 2.11 Release

ITS is happy to announce the immediate availability of UT Drupal Kit 2.11, the eleventh maintenance release for our University distribution since the inclusion of the Forty Acres theme and the Page Builder module.

The 2.11 release includes updates to several contrib modules and a new default sans-serif font for the Forty Acres theme. There are no updates to Drupal core or the “Page Builder” custom module.


UT Drupal Kit 2.11 includes updated versions of the following contributed modules:

We have also applied two very small patches to the Workbench and Workbench Moderation contrib modules:

As a reminder, copies of all patches that have been applied to contrib modules in the UT Drupal Kit distribution are stored in the profiles/utexas/patches directory.


In order to keep pace with the evolving University digital brand guidelines, the sans serif font included with the Forty Acres theme has been switched from the original Open Sans to Libre Franklin. More details about Libre Franklin are available on the “Typography” page of University Communications’ Brand Guidelines website.

Screenshot of a Forty Acres-based homepage comparing the Libre Franklin font (left) to Open Sans (right)
Screenshot of a Forty Acres-based homepage comparing the Libre Franklin font (left) to Open Sans (right)

This change will require action for site owners who are using a subtheme of Forty Acres and have made CSS or SASS changes relating to fonts. The special release notes for the 2.11 release include a decision tree for determining whether a given subtheme will require modification, and the actions to take.


Complete instructions and download links for updating a UT Drupal Kit site are available on the documentation wiki. Pantheon site dashboards that use the UT Drupal Kit distribution should see the upstream updates available now; see the Pantheon documentation for more information on applying upstream updates.

Please review the changelog and special release notes thoroughly, and always make backups of your code, files, and database before proceeding with an update!


The UT Drupal Kit is released on bi-monthly maintenance release schedule, with releases targeted for the second Tuesday of the month. This is the final planned release for 2017. The 2018 release schedule will be published soon.

If you have questions or concerns about the UT Drupal Kit, please feel free to email us at

By Paul Grotevant

Paul Grotevant is the Senior IT Manager of Web Content Management Solutions for Information Technology Services at the University of Texas at Austin.

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