Weekly Web Updates – April 23, 2018

On Monday, April 16, the shared drive used to store files for our Drupal sites filled up, preventing new files from being uploaded and causing logins to the Course Hub sites to fail. We’ve added monitoring to ensure that we’re alerted ahead of time that this resource is close to filling up so it can be expanded again, if needed, without causing a service interruption.


* We use the TinyMCE WYSIWYG editor in Drupal 7, rather than CKEditor, so the Drupal 7 version of this release did not apply to our environment.

Fixes and Tweaks

  • We removed the middlebury-preformatted WordPress plugin and the altitude-pro theme, neither of which were in active use.
  • The Arts calendar view now uses image thumbnails to improve page load time.
  • The robots.txt file for the new Institute site was merged into the robots.txt file that lives in the root of the main Middlebury website, to ensure both sets of directives are honored.
  • Helped ensure that a course from the Arts Division appears in the Theatre section of the Course Catalog.

Ongoing Work

  • Fixes and tweaks for the new Institute site https://www.middlebury.edu/institute/
  • Upgrading applications to run on PHP 7.1.
  • Upgrading the Drupal sites for the Davis programs, Dining Menus, and Museum of Art to Drupal 8.
  • Upgrading CAS to 5.2.3

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