UT Drupal Kit 3 – Beta 10.2 Release

ITS has posted a hotfix for the most recent beta release of UT Drupal Kit 3.0 (UTDK 3).

The 3.0.0-beta.10.2 release fixes a bug that prevents JavaScript from being loaded in certain circumstances. The only observed regression was that pages that use Search API facets with checkboxes would no longer display.

Once a site is updated to version 3.0.0-beta.10.2, JavaScript on pages should load normally.

UT Drupal Kit 3 – Beta 10/10.1 Release

ITS has posted the tenth beta release of UT Drupal Kit 3.0 (UTDK 3).

Release 3.0.0-beta.10 is the first version of the UT Drupal Kit based on Drupal 9, and also replaces the previous default Adminimal administration theme with the new Claro theme.

Read on for more details.

UT Drupal Kit 3 – Beta 9/9.1 Release

ITS has posted the ninth beta release of UT Drupal Kit 3.0 (UTDK 3).

UT Drupal Kit 3.0.0-beta.9 delivers new layout controls for controlling the display of components with multiple items, the addition of sharable social media links as a placeable block, and Composer 2 compatibility. It also includes an update from Drupal 8.9.8 to Drupal 8.9.12 and a number of contributed module updates. Read on for more details.

UT Drupal Kit 3 – Beta 8.1 Release

ITS has posted a hotfix for the most recent beta release of UT Drupal Kit 3.0 (UTDK 3).

The 3.0.0-beta.8.1 release resolves a bug introduced in the 3.0.0-beta.8 release, which was made publicly available on November 10, 2020.

Specifically, the bug would cause an unrecoverable white screen on pages that contained Promo Units that were configured to use any display other than the default.

This is resolved in 3.0.0-beta.8.1. Sites that already updated to 3.0.0-beta.8 should update to 3.0.0-beta.8.1 to fix this issue.

UT Drupal Kit 3 – Beta 6 Release

ITS has posted the sixth beta release of UT Drupal Kit 3.0 (UTDK 3).

UT Drupal Kit 3.0.0-beta.6 consists largely of bug fixes and minor display enhancements related to consistency. Big strides were made toward Drupal 9 compatibility, though Beta 6 is still based on Drupal 8 (we expect Beta 7, scheduled for release in September, to be fully Drupal 9 compatible).

This release also includes an update from Drupal core 8.8.5 to 8.9.2, and a number of contributed module updates.

IMPORTANT: MANUAL SCAFFOLDING CHANGES NEEDED FOR EXISTING SITES

If you maintain a Drupal Kit site that was installed prior to Beta 6, you will need to manually change your existing composer.json file as described in the release notes. Please carefully review this material and make the prescribed changes to your codebase. For questions or concerns, please open a ticket by emailing drupal-kit-support@utlists.utexas.edu.

NEWS ADD-ON LISTING PAGE

The initial alpha release of the News add-on arrived in May 2020. In addition to making the add-on Drupal 9 compatible, this release (1.0.0-alpha.2) ships an initial listing page for News articles. Sites that have already installed alpha.1 can update and then enable the newly available “View – News Listing Page” module. Full documentation: Creating News.

PROFILE ADD-ON ENHANCEMENTS

This release (1.0.0-alpha.3) consists of minor bug fixes, and makes the add-on Drupal 9 compatible. Full documentation: Creating Profiles.

UPDATING AN EXISTING CODEBASE

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

A NOTE ABOUT BETA RELEASES

This is a beta release for the next major version of the UT Drupal Kit. Betas are good testing targets for developers and site builders who are comfortable reporting (and where possible, fixing) their own bugs. Beta releases are not recommended for non-technical users, nor for production websites.

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 our brand-new 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 8) 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 3.0.0-beta.7, due on September 8, 2020. Please see 2020 Release Schedule for UT Drupal Kit for more details.

UT Drupal Kit 3 – Beta 4 Release

ITS has posted the fourth beta release of UT Drupal Kit 3.0 (UTDK 3).

UT Drupal Kit 3.0.0-beta.4 largely consists of bugfixes and minor display enhancements related to consistency.

It also includes an update from Drupal 8.8.1 to 8.8.3.

PROFILE ADD-ON

The March 2020 release of the UT Drupal Kit introduces its first add-on, the Profile (current release version: 1.0.0-alpha.1). The Profile is the successor to version 2’s Team Member add-on, rebranded to fit broader use cases. This release includes a fully-themed, templated content type, but does not include the ability to create listings of profiles. Full documentation: the Profile add-on.

Screenshot of UTDK 3 profile content type
Example node display using the UTDK 3 “Profile” feature

ENTERPRISE AUTHENTICATION FOR PANTHEON-HOSTED SITES

Sites hosted on Pantheon can now leverage the university’s Enterprise Authentication service for EID-based sign-on. ITS has developed a Composer plugin that facilitates the scaffolding of code & configuration related to this functionality. Full documentation: Integrating Enterprise Authentication.

UPDATING AN EXISTING CODEBASE

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

A NOTE ABOUT BETA RELEASES

This is a beta release for the next major version of the UT Drupal Kit. Betas are good testing targets for developers and site builders who are comfortable reporting (and where possible, fixing) their own bugs. Beta releases are not recommended for non-technical users, nor for production websites.

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 our brand-new 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 8) 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 3.0.0-beta.5, due on May 12, 2020. Please see 2020 Release Schedule for UT Drupal Kit for more details.

UT Drupal Kit 3 – Beta 3 Release

ITS has posted the third beta release of UT Drupal Kit 3.0 (UTDK 3).

UT Drupal Kit 3.0.0-beta.3 largely consists of bugfixes and minor display enhancements related to consistency.

It also includes an update from Drupal 8.8.0-beta1 to 8.8.1, as well as updates to the latest stable version of the following contributed modules: Adminimal Admin Toolbar, Admin Toolbar, Adminimal Theme, CKEditor Height, Editor Advanced Link, Google Tag Manager, Layout Builder Modal, Layout Builder Restrictions, Metatag, Pathauto, Redirect, and Responsive Tables Filter.

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

A note about beta releases

This is a beta release for the next major version of the UT Drupal Kit. Betas are good testing targets for developers and site builders who are comfortable reporting (and where possible, fixing) their own bugs. Beta releases are not recommended for non-technical users, nor for production websites.

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 our brand-new 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.