WebTech Monthly News – July 2021

August Drupal Training Sessions Available

Are you new to editing a Drupal site? Or are you a current Drupal user that wants to improve your editing game? There are some Drupal training sessions in August still open for sign-up:

  • Tuesday, August 10; 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 12; 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Learn more and reserve your spot at the Beginning Drupal training page.

July Site Launches

There were two site launches completed last July. Information Technology Services launched a site for their Security Office, where you can learn about security best practices and get support. The Business and Sustainability program also launched a program site, where you can learn about “three colleges, two pathways, one program.”

Drupal Updates

Version 7.11.2 of Western’s Drupal platform was released, which updates a range of modules including but not limited to:

  • Editoria11y (this module is now added and enabled by default in new site installs)
  • Layout Builder Nested Forms
  • Honeypot
  • Entity Embed

New Modules

There are no new modules for this month’s release—check back in for new features next month.

Drupal Theme Updates

  • 3.9.29: COVID Banner removed, bug fixes
  • 3.9.28: General theme fixes
  • 3.9.27: Bug fixes

Ashlar 4.0.0 update is coming soon!

A new version of Ashlar (which features some minor cosmetic upgrades to the front end) will be released in early September, with testing on development sites in mid-August. 


Updates from CampusPress

CampusPress released basic fixes for plugins like Divi, Live Shortcodes, and Formidable, as well as their themes.

Review the CampusPress Changelog for specific details on the plugin updates.