UT Drupal Kit

UT Drupal Kit 2.27 release

ITS is happy to announce the immediate availability of UT Drupal Kit 2.27.0, the latest maintenance release for our University distribution of the Drupal web content management system. This release includes an update to Drupal core, and two small bugfixes.

Drupal Core update

The 2.27 release incorporates the most recent release of Drupal Core, bringing it from 7.77 up to the latest version (7.78).


  • For sites using PHP 7.1 or higher, a change introduced in UTDK 2.25.0 could trigger a “white screen of death” error under very specific conditions.
  • A change introduced in UTDK 2.25.0 resulted in underline styling being applied to links with the cta class applied to them.

How to update the UT Drupal Kit

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!

Next releases

The 2.x (Drupal 7) branch of the UT Drupal Kit is updated on a bi-monthly maintenance release schedule, with releases targeted for the second Tuesday of even-numbered months. The next planned release is UT Drupal Kit 7.x-2.28, due on April 13, 2021. Please see Release Schedule for UT Drupal Kit for more details.

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.