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Weekly Web Updates – April 15, 2019

This week Ian and Adam were in Seattle for DrupalCon 2019. On the days before the main event Ian attended a Higher-Ed Summit while Adam attended a Devops training. Most of the sessions, the Driesnote project update, and closing plenary on “Javascript and Civil Rights” and “Building Inclusive Communities”.

Updates

  • Drupal 8.6.14
  • Drupal Bibliography 7.x-1.0
  • WordPress foogallery plugin 1.7.6
  • WordPress redirection plugin 4.2.1
  • WordPress resize-image-after-upload plugin 1.8.6
  • WordPress restricted-site-access plugin 7.1.0
  • WordPress social-icons-widget-by-wpzoom plugin 3.2.0
  • WordPress garfunkel theme 1.19
  • WordPress hemingway theme 1.75
  • WordPress hueman theme 3.4.19

Fixes and Tweaks

  • WordPress: Fixed an error in our midd-XMLRPC implementation that was preventing the Course Hub from creating course WordPress sites.
  • Fixed issue with the catalog.middlebury.edu’s nightly exported archive process.
  • Institute Tier 1 editors can use new discovery components.

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 8, 2019

Updates

Fixes and Tweaks

  • Video thumbnails fetched in our Drupal 8 sites from the video provider will now use the largest available size and updating the video bundle will force the site to check the provider to see if a new version of the thumbnail is available.
  • The Offices and Services site has three new components available: card carousel, statistics block, and quad story feature.
  • The weekly sync to MyEmma has been updated so that the old account purge will run even if the script fails to compile the email report when the service stops returning information about imports.

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 1, 2019

Updates

  • Drupal paragraphs 8.x-1.7 and 8.x-1.8
  • Drupal views_menu_children_filter 8.x-1.0-beta-3
  • WordPress nextgen-gallery plugin 3.1.14
  • WordPress redirection plugin 4.1.1
  • WordPress social-icons-widget-by-wpzoom plugin 3.1.0
  • WordPress wptouch plugin 4.3.36
  • WordPress accelerate theme 1.4.1
  • WordPress sydney theme 1.54

Fixes and Tweaks

  • Updated the configuration of the CAS authentication servers to better handle high usage situations.
  • Fixed our Varnish server recipes to build with less user-intervention.
  • Added quicklinks for Oracle Cloud to assist Oracle Finance launch.

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 – March 25, 2019

The old Middlebury Institute websites that were at www.miis.edu and old.miis.edu are now fully offline. During the redesign of the site we made an effort to add redirects from the old copy of the content to the version on the new website and these redirects remain in place. Nearly all of the content on the old site was public and, as such, can still be viewed in the Internet Archive.

Updates

Fixes and Tweaks

  • The information imported into Web Helpdesk nightly now includes the disk encryption status of distributed machines, a full list of the latest operating system versions, and a more accurate record of the last person to log in to the machine.
  • Last week’s update to the WordPress theme “daydream” should not have been applied and has been reverted.
  • Updated settings on the new Schools Abroad site to allow Tier 1 editors to edit any Basic Content nodes, not just those created by them.
  • Fixed the left sidebar on the new Middlebury design to correctly check for the new sidebar regions on Top Level pages.
  • Changed the redirection type for links on the Offices and Services homepage from 301 to 302 to reduce client-based caching.
  • Updated a button icon which links to the CaterTrax system on the Catering website.

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 – March 18, 2019

Updates

  • Drupal 8.6.11
  • Drupal views module 7.x-3.21
  • WordPress 5.1.1
  • WordPress osm plugin 5.1.1
  • WordPress seriously-simple-podcasting plugin 1.19.17
  • WordPress velvet-blues-update-urls plugin 3.2.9
  • WordPress daydream theme 1.1.0

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.

Weekly Web Updates – March 11, 2019

We have decide not to make the Disable Gutenberg or Classic Editor plugins enabled for both technical and support reasons. If you would like to use the WordPress editor as it was before WordPress 5, you can add a Classic Block to your content.

During testing and support we have come across one issue with the new editing interface: if you had the Category to Tag Converter plugin enabled and used it to convert tags on your site, some of the tags may be “orphaned” and will give an “Unable to save” error when you try to save a post or page with that tag. If you notice this, please contact us and we can work on the affected site to recreated the missing tags.

Updates

  • Drupal biblio 7.x-1.0-rc10
  • WordPress disqus-comment-system plugin 3.0.17
  • WordPress enable-media-replace plugin 3.2.9
  • WordPress instagram-feed plugin 1.11.3
  • WordPress jetpack plugin 7.1.1
  • WordPress the-events-calendar plugin 4.8.2
  • WordPress wp-accessibility plugin 1.6.6
  • WordPress accelerate theme 1.4.0
  • WordPress daydream theme 1.1.0
  • WordPress hueman theme 3.4.16
  • WordPress responsive theme 3.14

Fixes and Tweaks

  • The Streaming page will now automatically clear the cache when a new version is saved, ensuring that the video stream is immediately available.
  • Pages in Drupal 8 sites such as the Middlebury Institute and Offices and Services which are not assigned to a menu will now automatically display a menu based on their URL path.
  • The copyright notice in the Sustainability site footer will automatically update year-to-year.
  • Updated the CTLR contact information in the Course Hub warning emails.
  • The Athletics website is now available over HTTPS.

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 – March 4, 2019

Updates

  • Drupal context 7.x-3.10
  • WordPress foobox-image-lightbox plugin 2.6.4
  • WordPress foogallery plugin 1.6.17
  • WordPress ft-calendar plugin 1.6.1.1
  • WordPress nextgen-gallery plugin 3.1.7
  • WordPress seriously-simple-podcasting plugin 1.19.16
  • WordPress subscribe2 plugin 10.27
  • WordPress northern-web-coders theme 3.1
  • WordPress hueman theme 3.4.15

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.