WebTech Monthly News - October 2022

November and December 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 Beginning Drupal training sessions in early November and December :

  • Wednesday, November 9, 9 - 11 a.m.
  • Thursday, December 1, 9 - 11 a.m.

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

Drupal Updates

Reminder: New Administration Theme Forthcoming

On November 21st, 2022 WebTech will be enabling a new administration theme for editors of websites. We are adopting the default administration theme within Drupal 9 and 10 , named Claro. We are doing this to further align with user experience and accessibility goals for all editors utilizing Western Drupal websites. The full overview can be found in last month’s news.

The adminimal toolbar theme will also be removed at that time, though the administration menu functionality will stay the same. Claro provides support.

Issues Resolved: 

  • Security Updates

Module Updates:

  • Drupal Core

New Modules:

The complete Drupal Changelog.

Drupal Theme Updates

  • Accordion style and markup fixes for views

  • Updates for accordion

  • Mini pagers have unique aria labels

  • Forced color style updates

  • Glossary template override created

  • Year added to event card displays

  • Breadcrumbs update

  • Twig "spaceless" updated for future-proofing

  • 404 page fix

  • border-bottom helper classes added

  • Bug fix for background video pause feature

  • Contrast fix for accordions

Find out more on the Ashlar Changelog.

WordPress Updates

Updates from CampusPress

WordPress is now running version 6.0 3. 

WordPress Theme Updates

  • jQuery 1.8.x was replaced with jQuery 3.x. This also allowed the removal of the FastClick javascript library. This change allows more consistent menu loading and allows Western to transition to a more modern component based design in the near future.

Plugin Updates:

  • Admin Bar: Fix – custom roles not displaying in admin bar. 

  • Advanced Network Settings: New – option to force “link to media file”. 

  • File Block: Fix – embedded docs not showing in Safari. 

  • Accessible Social Share ( Scriptless Social Sharing): Upgrade – version  3.2.1.

  • Admin Messages: Fix – JS error with Divi.

  • PHP 8 Compatibility Improvements: Network Messages, Blog Categories, New Site Template, Classes, Reader, Wiki, Accessible Content, Super Admin Exports, Slide-In, Cloner, Dogo Content Widget, Infinite SEO, WP Mega Menu, Blog Importer, Edit Flow and Improved Simpler CSS (Custom CSS).

  • WordPress 6.0.3 Security Update

Review the CampusPress Changelog for specific details on plugin updates.