Author Archives: Adam Franco

About Adam Franco

Senior Application Developer

Weekly Web Updates – June 10, 2019

Updates

  • Drupal 8.7.3
  • Drupal address 8.x-1.7
  • Drupal entity 8.x-1.0-rc3
  • Drupal link_attributes 8.x-1.7
  • Drupal role_delegation 8.x-1.0-rc1
  • MediaWiki: 1.31.2
  • WordPress enable-media-replace plugin 3.3.0
  • WordPress foobox-image-lightbox plugin 2.7.1
  • WordPress foogallery plugin 1.7.7
  • WordPress jetpack plugin 7.4
  • WordPress nextgen-gallery plugin 3.2.4
  • WordPress redirection plugin 4.3
  • WordPress seriously-simple-podcasting plugin 1.20.2
  • WordPress the-events-calendar plugin 4.9.3
  • WordPress hueman theme 3.4.24

Fixes and Tweaks

  • Re-enabled a dynamic system for blocking spammers attacking WordPress and Drupal sites at our firewall based on their spam attempts.

Ongoing Work

  • Creating a new “Offices” site for institution-wide anchor functions.
  • Creating new Drupal 8 sites for our schools and programs.
  • Upgrading the Course Hub to Drupal 8.

Weekly Web Updates – June 4, 2019

This week we launched new versions of the Schools Abroad, Study Abroad, and School of the Environment sites. These are now running in Drupal 8 with the Middlebury design system created by Digital Pulp and Middlebury’s Digital Services team. Nearly all of the features used on these sites will be available for other school and offices sites we set up on this platform.

Updates

  • WordPress badgeos plugin 2.4
  • WordPress seriously-simple-podcasting plugin 1.20.1
  • WordPress wp-accessibility plugin 1.6.10
  • WordPress hueman theme 3.4.22

Fixes and Tweaks

  • Fixed an issue where the breadcrumb was appearing twice on the Offices and Services homepage.
  • Updated the Course Hub Canvas integration to remove extra sections from a Canvas site when it is used as a resource for more than one course, and then removed from one of the courses.

Ongoing Work

  • Creating a new “Offices” site for institution-wide anchor functions.
  • Creating new Drupal 8 sites for our schools and programs.
  • Upgrading the Course Hub to Drupal 8.

Weekly Web Updates – May 27, 2019

Updates

Fixes and Tweaks

  • Fixed a caching issue that was preventing updates to the addresses or calls-to-action on the new Office site from becoming live immediately.

Ongoing Work

  • Creating a new “Offices” site for institution-wide anchor functions.
  • Creating new Drupal 8 sites for our schools and programs.
  • Upgrading the Course Hub to Drupal 8.

Weekly Web Updates – May 20, 2019

Updates

  • Drupal views 7.x-3.23
  • Drupal video_embed_field 8.x-2.1
  • WordPress akismet plugin 4.1.2
  • WordPress jetpack plugin 7.3.1
  • WordPress ml-slider plugin 3.13.1
  • WordPress osm plugin 5.2.1
  • WordPress post-types-order plugin 1.9.4.1
  • WordPress regenerate-thumbnails plugin 3.1.1
  • WordPress parabola theme 2.3.2.2

Fixes and Tweaks

  • We’ve added two new components to our Drupal 8 sites: image gallery and button.
  • Basic Content pages on the Drupal 8 site can now activate a chaptered navigation, which will add a sticky right sidebar to the page letting you jump to each heading.
  • Captions and image credits are now displayed for the Drupal 8 page header images.

Ongoing Work

  • Creating a new “Offices” site for institution-wide anchor functions.
  • Creating new Drupal 8 sites for our schools and programs.
  • Upgrading the Course Hub to Drupal 8.

Weekly Web Updates – May 13, 2019

We have added a WYSIWYG editor to the Library & ITS Wiki. This is an option that we can enable on any other wiki on our MediaWiki site. Please send a request through the Helpdesk with a link to the wiki you manage.

Updates

Updates Drupal 8.7, 8.7.1, and the Drupal easy_breadcrumb module version 8x-1.10 are being tested and will need to be deployed during a downtime window, likely this week, as they require database updates.

Fixes and Tweaks

  • The Drupal 8 Offices and Services site now has several new components which can be used to add dynamic content to a page, including the Mega CTA (Call to Action), Themed Panel, Image with Text, CTA Group, Announcement, and Event Schedule.
  • Created a new static offline page that can be swapped to in the event of extended downtime.

Ongoing Work

  • Creating a new “Offices” site for institution-wide anchor functions.
  • Creating new Drupal 8 sites for our schools and programs.
  • Upgrading the Course Hub to Drupal 8.
  • Improvements to the Service Catalog.

Weekly Web Updates – May 7, 2019

Updates

  • WordPress cryout-theme-settings plugin 0.5.10
  • WordPress seriously-simple-podcasting plugin 1.19.20
  • WordPress the-events-calendar plugin 4.9.1
  • WordPress academica theme 2.0.5
  • WordPress sydney theme 1.55

Fixes and Tweaks

  • Offices: Fixed issue where office-site editors couldn’t see the homepage of an office-site after it was viewed by an anonymous user.
  • Institute, offices, and other Drupal 8 sites: We’ve added file-version tags to images and other assets that allows browsers to cache them indefinitely while safely getting informed of new versions by URL changes in the HTML markup. This speeds the browsing experience as previously-seen images don’t need to be re-downloaded.

Ongoing Work

  • Creating a new “Offices” site for institution-wide anchor functions.
  • Creating new Drupal 8 sites for our schools and programs.
  • Upgrading the Course Hub to Drupal 8.
  • Improvements to the Service Catalog.

Weekly Web Updates – April 29, 2019

Updates

  • WordPress subscribe2 plugin 10.28
  • WordPress the-events-calendar plugin 4.9.0.2
  • WordPress hueman theme 3.4.20
  • WordPress parabola theme 2.3.2.1

Fixes and Tweaks

  • Pages which are archived in Drupal 8 sites will now appear in menus when you are logged in if you have access to edit them with the text “[archived]” after their title.
  • Added support for the VWO A/B testing tool to the Middlebury Institute site.
  • Added a link to Oracle Cloud to the Middlebury Institute site footer.
  • Worked with Communications and Marketing to refine the number of 3rd party marketing tools running on the Middlebury Institute site, bringing it down from 114 requests to fully load the page to 49.
  • Fixed Course Hub site-building issue for upcoming Language School term.
  • Fixed Course Hub public/institution syllabus visibility issue. Syllabi were sometimes visible to only the class even if they were flagged as visible to the institution/public.

Ongoing Work

  • Creating a new “Offices” site for institution-wide anchor functions.
  • Creating new Drupal 8 sites for our schools and programs.
  • Upgrading the Course Hub to Drupal 8.
  • Improvements to the Service Catalog.

Weekly Web Updates – April 22, 2019

Updates

  • Drupal 8.6.15
  • Drupal 7.66
  • Drupal dropzonejs 8.x-2.0-alpha4
  • Drupal twig_tweak 8.x-2.3
  • WordPress badgeos plugin 2.3
  • WordPress osm plugin 5.1.4
  • WordPress redirection plugin 4.2.3
  • WordPress the-events-calendar plugin 4.9.0
  • WordPress wptouch plugin 4.3.37
  • WordPress parabola theme 2.3.2

Fixes and Tweaks

Ongoing Work

  • Creating a new “Offices” site for institution-wide anchor functions.
  • Creating new Drupal 8 sites for our schools and programs.
  • Upgrading the Course Hub to Drupal 8.
  • Improvements to the Service Catalog.