UT Drupal Kit

UT Drupal Kit 3.13.0/3.13.1 Release

NOTE: Due to a regression introduced in the 3.13.0 release, the 3.13.1 bugfix release was created prior to the 3.13.0 release announcement.

This serves as the release announcement for both 3.13.0 and 3.13.1. For details about the 3.13.1 bugfix, please see the release notes.

The 3.13.0 release is part of the Drupal Kit’s normal, bi-monthly maintenance release schedule. There are no major changes in this release, just the usual mix of bugfixes and improvements. Four changes of note are described below:

Twitter content removed

Previous releases of the Drupal Kit included a component for integrating content from Twitter. This component depended on the Twitter API Version 1, which is no longer supported by Twitter and is no longer working. Accordingly, release 3.13.0 deletes these now-defunct Twitter feeds from sites and uninstalls the functionality. At this time, there is no recommended alternative for displaying Twitter feeds.

Promo Unit link behavior changed

In previous versions of the UT Drupal Kit it was not possible to create a Promo Unit with a hyperlinked headline field without also displaying a second, redundant link at the bottom of the Promo Unit item. As of release 3.13.0, it is now possible to link only the headline. The second, redundant link, can optionally be displayed by populating the “link text” field; note, though, that redundant links such as these are generally discouraged as problematic to usability and accessibility. See the corresponding GitHub issue for more information.

Block library location changed

Drupal 10.1 includes a location change for the list of site-wide blocks. In previous versions of the Drupal Kit, content editors could reach this list by navigating to Structure > Block Layout > Custom block library (/admin/structure/block/block-content). Content editors now reach the list by navigating to Content > Blocks (/admin/content/block).

Bulk operations interface changed

Drupal 10.1 improves bulk editing operations for content and users. As part of this change, the bulk editing toolbar is relocated from above the content list to below the list. See the change record on for more information.

Drupal core updates

The 3.13.0 release incorporates the most recent release of Drupal core for the 10.1 minor release branch, bringing it from version 10.0.9 to 10.1.1.

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.

Modules included with the UT Drupal Kit installation profile

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:

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 3.14.0, due in September 2023. 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.