UT Drupal Kit 3.3.0 Release

UT Drupal Kit 3.3.0 is a bi-monthly maintenance release for the Drupal 9 version of the University of Texas at Austin’s custom distribution of the Drupal web content management system.

This release includes an update to the latest version of Drupal core and several contrib module updates. Other changes consist primarily of bugfixes, visual improvements, and documentation updates for issues related to sites migrating from the Drupal 7 version of the UT Drupal Kit.

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.

Drupal core update

The 3.3.0 release incorporates the most recent release of Drupal core, bringing it from version 9.2.5 to 9.2.7.

Here are the release notes for all Drupal core releases inclusive in this release:

Contributed module updates

The following contributed modules are updated in this release:

Update action items for existing sites

If you created a site prior to the 3.3.0 release, please review the detailed release notes for potential changes which you may need to make to your site.

Updating an existing codebase

Please visit the UT Drupal Kit 3 documentation for complete release notes and instructions for updating an existing codebase using Composer. Always be sure to check for available database updates after updating the codebase.

How do I get started with UTDK 3?

The first thing anyone interested in starting with UTDK 3 should do is to head over to the documentation site:

https://drupalkit.its.utexas.edu/docs/

The “What is the UT Drupal Kit?” chapter contains detailed explanations of what the Kit contains, as well as a list of differences between versions 2 and 3.

The “Getting Started” chapter includes technical requirements for running version 3, as well as detailed instructions for setting up an environment on your own local workstation, a LAMP server, or Pantheon.

If you run into problems or have questions, please check the “Support” page for available support options.

Next releases

The 3.x (Drupal 9) branch of the UT Drupal Kit is updated on a bi-monthly maintenance release schedule, with releases targeted for the second Tuesday of odd-numbered months. The next planned release is UT Drupal Kit 3.4.0, due in January 2022. Please see Release Schedule for UT Drupal Kit for more details.

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.