On the Horizon

The Campus Web Solutions team is continuously working on improvements to the Drupal offering. The following list is a guide to what is "On the Horizon". Please note that release dates are tentative as new projects and other issues arise. The team has to fully test new modules and changes to make sure everything works as intended. This can be an extensive, lengthy process. Drupal sprint releases are scheduled once per month, typically on the 1st or 2nd Saturday of the month. 

Items last updated: November 2020

Item Estimated Release Type Teams Description
Accessibility Fixes (default profile) Ongoing global change UComm (color guidance) Campus Web Solutions Fix color contrast issues, labels, aria roles, everything specific to the template
SEO updates Ongoing global change UComm & Campus Web Solutions Any SEO changes that need to be done on the template level
Change Releases February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, December global change Campus Web Solutions Happens once per month typically the 2nd Saturday. Includes every change, enhancement, or fix, including Drupal core update.
Brand Update June 2020 (released) global change UComm & Campus Web Solutions Changes to the branding of site templates: logo, header, footer, main navigation
Brand Update (phase 2) July-December 2020 global change UComm & Campus Web Solutions Changes to the branding of site templates: all pages, views, and components as it relates to new fonts and colors
File Categorization October 2020 (released) module Campus Web Solutions Module that will allow for file categorization in a particular style (initial request by Police Department)
Boxes Early 2021 enhancement UComm (design) & Campus Web Solutions Div box styles (similar to notabene, box a, box b, etc. in OU sites) that affect specific text in the WYSIWYG editor
Additional Permissions Early 2021 enhancement Campus Web Solutions Create additional roles based on permission (menus, blocks, taxonomy, flush cache, etc.)
Automatic Backups Early 2021 external Campus Web Solutions schedule automatic backups at different intervals; 1-7 days, 2 weeks, 1 month
LB: In place editing researching (no solution as of yet) enhancement Drupal Community Use of "pencil" icons in view mode to edit blocks
LB: Inline vs Global researching (no solution as of yet) enhancement Drupal Community Ability to use the Layout Builder tool to create block and select whether they are inline vs. global at the time of creation
Lazy Load evaluating module Campus Web Solutions Lazy Load images
Emergency Notification System Integration evaluating external Campus Web Solutions, UComm, OEM ability to automatically integrate ENS messages across all Drupal websites
Events Content Type re-haul evaluating enhancement Campus Web Solutions, UComm Reevaluate the Events content type to be more dynamic and have other options (such as calendar view)
Webform & IDM TBD enhancement Campus Web Solutions obtain information based on log in, record input, save input, to pull up later
Modals researching (no solution as of yet) block UComm (design) & Campus Web Solutions Ability to use modals for images and video within the WYSIWYG editor
Grouping/Restricting Access TBD global change Campus Web Solutions Way to arbitrarily group and provide individual access to specific pages of a site
Link Images December 2020 enhancement Campus Web Solutions A way to link images to pages or files without using source code
Bulk Redirect Import researching (no solution as of yet) module Campus Web Solutions Bulk importing redirects rather than manually adding them one by one

Past Milestones:

  • featured item block
  • Article Content Type overhaul
  • articles and feeds preview block
  • layout builder integration
  • meganav categorization and integration with main menu navigation
  • password protected pages