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UT Drupal Kit 3.15.0 Release

The 3.15.0 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. Please note three changes described below:

Social media icon replacement for X (formerly Twitter)

Social media platform X (formerly known as Twitter) has its own icon, replacing the familiar Twitter icon. Sites newly installed from the 3.15.0 release will receive the X icon as part of the default social media icons. Existing sites can replace the icon as described in Change Twitter icon to new X logo.

Hero Style text background changed

The Hero component “Style 1” includes an image overlay of white text with opaque burnt orange background. To ensure sufficient color contrast against all image backgrounds, the 3.15.0 release darkens the burnt orange color from #bf5700 / rgba(191,87,0,0.5) to #9d4700 / rgba(157, 71, 0, 0.85. This will affect new and existing sites.

New “Table padding” style in CKEditor

Tables added in rich text editors that do not have a table header will display table content in narrow cells. The most accessible way to display tables still involves adding a table header, as described in Styling Tables, which will also cause cells to receive padding. For tables which cannot make use of a table header, a new “Table padding” option is available in the Flex HTML rich text toolbar for displaying cell content with padding. See List of available styles.

For developers

The 3.15.0 release will update existing sites’ Flex HTML configuration. Developers who have modified any aspect of the Flex HTML text format should take extra care in updating to 3.15.0 to ensure changes are retained. For more on the recommended method for introducing configuration changes, read Use Drupal’s Config Override system for modifications

Drupal core updates

The 3.15.0 release incorporates the most recent release of Drupal core for the 10.1 minor release branch, bringing it from version 10.1.4 to 10.1.6.

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

Modules included with the Event add-on

Modules included with the News add-on

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:

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 9) branch of the UT Drupal Kit is updated on a bi-monthly maintenance release schedule, with releases targeted for the fourth Tuesday of odd-numbered months. The next planned release is UT Drupal Kit 3.16.0, due in January 2024. 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.