UT Drupal Kit 2.7 Release

ITS is happy to announce the immediate availability of UT Drupal Kit 2.7, the seventh maintenance release for our University distribution since the inclusion of the Forty Acres theme and the Page Builder module.

This release includes major changes to several contrib modules that are integral to the Drupal Kit’s “Page Builder” system, a new feature to support responsive images, and several contrib module security updates and small bug-fixes.

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PHP 7, the UT Drupal Kit, and You!

For some time now, the buzz in the PHP community has been about the amazing performance increases that can be seen from simply updating an application from PHP 5.x to PHP 7 (for those just joining in, there is no PHP 6). Check out this infographic from Zend to see visualizations of the differences between PHP 5.6 and PHP 7 on common PHP frameworks, including Drupal and WordPress. For Drupal sites, measured performance gains with PHP 7 can be over 60%.

While PHP 7 is not yet available on UT Web, it is available on Pantheon for those using the CMS Hosting Platform service. And enabling PHP 7 on a Pantheon site is as simple as adding a `pantheon.yml` file to your site’s docroot and specifying the PHP version for the site as “7.0.”