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.