February 11, 2019
February's update to the Drupal content management system includes bug fixes, WYSIWYG enhancements, a sticky navigation option, and a new content type. On Saturday, February 9th, these new features and enhancements were added to campus websites using the default profile. A workshop on February 21st will be held to present these…
January 21, 2019
January's update to UCR's Drupal environment included fixes that will hopefully improve the cache issues that some editors have noticed.
Acquia Varnish - Installed the Purge module to allow a site to automatically send requests to update items in the Acquia Varnish cache when a node, block, or other content item is updated. …
December 10, 2018
December's update to the Drupal content management system includes the much anticipated Webforms module and enhancements to block style settings with background, margin, and padding options. A few bug fixes have been addressed as well.
With the Webform module, it is now easier to create forms within Drupal.…
November 05, 2018
November's update to the Drupal content management system includes new custom blocks, header images, and an RSS feed import . On Saturday, November 3rd, these new features and enhancements were added to campus websites using the default profile. A workshop on November 15th will be held to present these new additions. As they…
October 08, 2018
October's update to our content management system is substantial. On Saturday, October 6th, new features and enhancements were added to campus websites using the default profile. More information on each of these enhancements will be coming soon and be linked from this blog when available.
Full Width Layouts
September 04, 2018
The following updates to the Acquia Drupal environment for campus went live on September 1st.
WYSIWYG Editor Fixes
In the editor, the horizontal line did not display. This has been fixed.
The left and right align for an image did not display while in edit mode. This has been fixed and editors will be able to see the…
August 13, 2018
The following updates to Drupal took place on August 11, 2018. Most changes in the August release affected the "umbrella" (ucr.edu) site only.
Tag issue on article listings - When multiple tags are on an articles in the list view, the link wraps the tags together. This was negatively impacting accessibility. This has…
July 20, 2018
Please be advised that the Campus CMS (Acquia) will be undergoing a planned maintenance on July 21st 2018. The update will include the following additions and bug fix.
The default profile will now have a MegaNav option. First, the new menu will need to be built out. There are specifications to follow as special…
June 05, 2018
Please be advised that the Campus CMS (Acquia) may be intermittently unavailable from 7:00PM - 10:00PM (PST) on June 9th. This period of disruption is being scheduled for a planned maintenance to update the application which may require a rolling interruption of the service. The following morning, you should be able to see the…
May 03, 2018
Please be advised that the Campus CMS (Acquia) will be intermittently unavailable from 6:00AM - 9:00AM (PST) on May 5th. This period of disruption is being scheduled for a planned maintenance to update the application which may require a rolling interruption of the service.
Enhancements After Maintenance
April 05, 2018
Updates to the Drupal CMS will be pushed out to sites starting at 7pm on April 5th, 2018. This could take several hours but should not pose an interruption in content editing. Friday morning, April 6th, you should be able to see the following updates.
New layout choices for basic pages
Two column 50/50…
April 03, 2018
Have you updated your site to a 2 or 3 column layout? If so, an action is required on your part before April 5th!
The afternoon/evening of April 5th, ITS is pushing out an update to the system. This update removes the current 2 and 3 column layout options and replaces them with new layouts. On April 6th, you'll have access to a…
March 15, 2018
Updates to the Drupal CMS will be pushed out to sites starting at 7pm on March 15th, 2018. This could take several hours but should not pose an interruption in content editing. Friday morning, March 16th, you should be able to see the following updates.
Changes to Roles
The Editor role has been downsized. Editors will no longer…
February 28, 2018
Have you seen the warning at the top of your sites regarding a security update available for our version of Drupal?
ITS Web Solutions Group will always be responsible for updating Drupal. Your sites will continue to display warnings and update notices, but please be assured that ITS will take care of it. There is nothing you need…
February 15, 2018
Updates to Drupal core, bug fixes, and CSS UI enhancements will be pushed out to sites at 7pm on February 15th, 2018.
Drupal Core: Upgrading from Drupal 8.3.7 to Drupal 8.4.4
Lightning Distro: Upgrading from v2.1 to v3.0.1
PHP: Upgrading from 5.6 to 7.1
Main navigation menu drop downs have an updated look…
January 08, 2018
Information Technology Solutions and University Communications have partnered to bring Drupal and Acquia’s Site Factory service to campus to replace the current system, Omni Update. This new platform seeks to provide a more robust, feature-rich, easy-to-use web solution to eligible sites across campus.
The roll out will also…