Weekly Web Updates – June 17, 2019

We launched a new website for the Library this week, featuring library hours coming out of their LibCal system instead of the Google Calendars we were previously using.

Updates

  • Drupal link_attributes 8.x-1.8
  • WordPress redirection plugin 4.3.1
  • WordPress seriously-simple-podcasting plugin 1.20.3
  • WordPress the-events-calendar plugin 4.9.3.1

Fixes and Tweaks

  • Standardized the way that header and sidebar navigation works on the new office sites so that header nav is consistent throughout the site and sidebar nav is contextual.
  • Embeded webforms from forms.middlebury.edu will now include the new Middlebury website styles.
  • Fixed an issue that sometimes prevented the new Drupal video component from playing when you clicked the splash image.
  • Changed the way our Drupal deployment handles CSS and JS assets. This is now done with a simple file copy operation on each of the frontend servers, rather than a full build process, which speeds up deployment and removes a binary that was hanging and eating up the CPU.
  • Increased resources allocated to the sites.middlebury.edu server.

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.

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