UT Drupal Kit 2.6 Release

ITS is happy to announce the immediate availability of UT Drupal Kit 2.6, the sixth maintenance release for our University distribution since the inclusion of the Forty Acres theme and the Page Builder module.

This release includes an update to Drupal core 7.54 (see release notes), as well as enhancements to custom functionality, and small bug-fixes.

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UT Drupal Kit 2.2 Release

ITS is happy to announce the immediate availability of UT Drupal Kit 2.2, the second maintenance release for our University distribution since the inclusion of the Forty Acres theme and the Page Builder module. Additionally, we have also released the first two sets of “Add-On” features that can be downloaded separately and added to a Drupal Kit-based site.

There are some major changes to the Forty Acres and STARTERKIT themes in this release that will necessitate some work for developers who have created a STARTERKIT-based subtheme in any previous version of the Drupal Kit. And leveraging some of the other new features in version 2.2 will require manual configuration changes for existing sites.

We have extensive guidance available for users updating from previous versions, but first let’s walk through some of the notable features of the distribution update…

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UT Drupal Kit FYI Presentation

On December 9, 2015, staff from ITS Applications and the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost gave an FYI presentation about UT Drupal Kit 2.0.

The presentation includes an overview and background of the Drupal Kit project, brief demonstrations of the capabilities of the Fort Acres theme and Page Builder module, and walkthroughs of two live sites that have already been built using the Drupal Kit.

A recording of this presentation is available to stream, and the slides are available to download.

 

Getting to know Page Builder (part 1 of 2)

Last week, ITS released our 2.0 version of the UT Drupal Kit. It adds quite a lot to the University web developer toolkit, supplementing the centralized CMS ecosystem that has so far consisted of the University Blog Service and the (now legacy mode) UT CMS.

What, exactly, does it add? In addition to the UT-branded theme we’re calling “Forty Acres,” it has a custom, drag-and-drop interface for assembling pages, whose functionality was developed by Springbox. We’ve dubbed our broader re-tooling of this “Page Builder.”

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