Author Archives: Adam Franco

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.

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.