Weekly Web Updates – October 22, 2018

This week we upgraded MediaWiki to its latest “Long Term Support” (LTS) release, 1.31. This release provides a number of changes and improvements. Two of the most notable for users are that images will now open in a “lightbox” overlay rather than a separate page and the availability of a new search and replace plugin.


Fixes and Tweaks

  • The Real Time SEO module for the Drupal 8 Institute site was causing a conflict for editors that would sometimes cause edits to pages not to save. We have removed this feature until it can be resolved.
  • Lists of profiles on the Institute site can now be added to Basic Content pages, rather than requiring their own special content type.
  • MiddSTART and MiddGOAL can now show either a participation goal or a total dollar amount as the contribution needed for a project.

Ongoing Work

  • Fixes and tweaks for the new Institute site https://www.middlebury.edu/institute/
  • Creating a new “Offices” site for institution-wide anchor functions.
  • 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.
  • Providing O365 Groups to classes via the Course Hub.

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