UT Drupal Kit

UT Drupal Kit 2.13 Release

ITS is happy to announce the immediate availability of UT Drupal Kit 2.13, the (lucky) thirteenth maintenance release for our University distribution since the inclusion of the Forty Acres theme and the Page Builder module.

The 2.13 release includes a fix to the appearance and behavior of menu items in the main navigation of the Forty Acres theme, as well as a new contrib module that improves accessibility for embedded iframe content. There are a number of contrib module updates, and this release also includes Drupal Core 7.58, which incorporates a critical security update previously released in version 2.12.3.


The 2.13 version of the Forty Acres theme fixes a bug in the main menu display that occurs with second-level menu items that are long enough to break onto multiple lines. As a result of these changes, the width of the menu dropdowns now varies consistently based on the number of items in the menu, which determines how many columns will be used to display the items.


The 2.13 release includes a new module that was created by the ITS Drupal team but is maintained on — iFrame Title Filter. The objective of this module is to increase compliance with WCAG 2.0 AA accessibility guidelines by providing a title attribute for all iframe elements present on a page, even if the title was not provided by the provider of the iframe’s original source.

This module will be enabled by default as part of the “Filtered HTML” text format on all sites installed on version 2.13 or later. Sites installed prior to version 2.13 can add this functionality by enabling the iFrame Title Filter module and enabling it in the desired text format(s).


The 2.13 release includes updates to the following contrib modules:


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. The next planned release for this year is UT Drupal Kit 7.x-2.14, due on June 12, 2018.

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.