UT Drupal Kit

UT Drupal Kit 3 – Beta 1 Release

In August 2017, the UT Drupal Kit (UTDK) team began quietly working on a complete rebuild of the Kit, driven primarily by the need to have a distribution that is compatible with Drupal 8. Today, we are happy to announce the availability of the first Beta release of UT Drupal Kit 3.0.

This release represents a major milestone in the ongoing effort to provide the web publishing community at UT with a modern and robust toolset for the creation of branded, accessible, and secure public-facing websites.

Before getting into the details of the release and how to start using it, let’s take a look at the history of this effort and how it has evolved over the past two years.

UT Drupal Kit

UT Drupal Kit 2.19.3 Release

ITS has posted a patch-level release of the UT Drupal Kit in order to address issues in text formatting behavior that resulted from a change in the previous patch release (see UT Drupal Kit 2.19.2 Release).

The 2.19.3 release includes a new custom input filter that must be installed, enabled, and manually configured as part of the “Filtered HTML” and “Filtered HTML for Blocks” text formats on all existing sites in order to address this issue. The full description of the issue, recommended configuration change, and a root cause analysis are described in a special release notes article on the UT Drupal Kit wiki.

Please read this article carefully, and feel free to email to open a support ticket if you have any questions before proceeding with the configuration change.


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 thoroughly, and always make backups of your code, files, and database before proceeding with an update!


This release replaces the regularly scheduled maintenance release for October 2019.

The UT Drupal Kit is released on a bi-monthly maintenance release schedule, with releases targeted for the second Tuesday of the month. The last planned release for 2019 is UT Drupal Kit 7.x-2.20, due on December 10, 2019.

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