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Weekly Web Updates – July 15, 2019

Updates

  • Drupal config_perms 8.x-1.2
  • Drupal media 7.x-2.22
  • WordPress duplicate-post plugin 3.2.3
  • WordPress wysija-newsletters plugin 2.12
  • WordPress seriously-simple-podcasting plugin 1.20.5
  • WordPress accelerate theme 1.4.2

Fixes and Tweaks

  • Fixed an issue with caching on the Library site where the desired cache lifetime of the Library Hours banner and RSS feed were not bubbled up to the page level and inconsistently cleared. The cache lifetime of a page with an RSS feed is now one hour. Other pages with the Library Hours will have their cache expire at midnight.
  • Updated the dates on the Language Schools inquiry form to properly show upcoming years.
  • Removed all use of the PECL_HTTP library, allowing us to remove a custom external package repository from our system configuration.

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 – July 8, 2019

Updates

  • Drupal 8.7.4
  • Drupal entity_browser 8.x-2.2
  • Drupal entity_embed 8.x-1.0
  • Drupal eva 8.x-2.0-rc3
  • Drupal redirect 8.x-1.4
  • MediaWiki 1.31.3
  • WordPress foobox-image-lightbox plugin 2.7.3
  • WordPress foogallery plugin 1.7.8
  • WordPress instagram-feed plugin 1.12.1
  • WordPress jetpack plugin 7.5.2
  • WordPress post-type-switcher plugin 3.2.0
  • WordPress seriously-simple-podcasting plugin 1.20.4
  • WordPress the-events-calendar plugin 4.9.4
  • WordPress hueman theme 3.4.25

Fixes and Tweaks

  • Added the RSS Feed component to all of the new Drupal 8 sites and added a field to the component allowing you to link back to the source of the feed.
  • Fixed a conflict between the WordPress OpenStreetMap and multilingual plugins that prevented you from saving a post.

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 – July 1, 2019

Updates

Fixes and Tweaks

  • We switched the authentication system for the Middlebury Institute site to the same one used by our other Drupal 8 sites.
  • The header menu links in Drupal 8 will now change appearance when you are in the section of the site corresponding to the link.

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 24, 2019

Updates

  • Drupal role_delegation 8.x-1.0
  • WordPress 5.2.2
  • WordPress auto-post-thumbnail plugin 3.4.2
  • WordPress enable-media-replace plugin 3.3.1
  • WordPress jetpack plugin 7.4.1
  • WordPress subscribe2 plugin 10.30

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.

Announcing the New Library Website

New library website
Home page of the new library website

You’re right, things look a little different this week! We’re excited to announce the launch of our new library website. We’ve streamlined and reorganized our content, and we’re now mobile-friendly! We hope it’ll be even easier for you to find what you need, and to discover useful and inspiring resources that you didn’t even know to ask for.

Please note that the site, though live, is not quite in its final form. We’ll be making minor upgrades and revisions in the coming weeks.

Many thanks to the Library Website User Experience Team, Library Website authors, and, last but not least, our colleagues at the Office of Communications!

Now, go ahead and update your bookmarks to point to: http://go.middlebury.edu/lib . We’ll see you there!

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.

Summer Reading!

Summer’s almost here! The library has added 30 new titles to our print browsing collection, and another 30 (including many non-English titles) to our collection of e- and audiobooks (go/overdrive/). These books are available for borrowing by the entire College community, so enjoy the copious Vermont sun with some lemonade and a new book!