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Ithaca.edu Release Notes

Details of the latest features and updates our developers have added to improve the IC website. The most recent release info is listed first.

Standard Release v2.4 (October 15, 2020)

Media galleries and certain gallery contents were not aligning or displaying correctly. We fixed that.

Standard Release v2.3 (October 13, 2020)

There's an assortment of updates to the core Drupal elements in this release, as well as a fix for user authentication from the previous release. We also added a new CMS Admin role to better serve our CMS administrators and fixed some missing view elements for those users.

New Feature

  • Menu Logo is a new an option for adding a logo to the bottom of a Site navigation menu. The logo image can be used to link out to the website of a professional organization affiliation related to that site. CMS Authors can add a menu logo from the Secondary Content section of the editor view.

Standard Release v2.2 (October 12, 2020)

Updated options for embedding a Kaltura livestream feed for campus events, and switches user login to new SimpleSAML path for authentication.

Standard Release v2.1 (October 7, 2020)

Fixes some details required for Profile content migration to function as planned.

Standard Release v2.0 (October 5, 2020)

Our CMS Version Two is here! We had enough small improvements lined up for improving the CMS editorial interface that we decided to bundle them all into an extra special update worthy of being named our 2.0 version. This includes:

  • Adminimal toolbar theme, which brings a cleaner, more condensed design to the primary navigation menus and controls used by content editors and CMS administrators.
  • Responsive Preview allows any logged in user to view their web page as it appears on various phones and tablets. The simple tool offers a dropdown selector of some of the most popular devices, and then displays a virtual screen for that device that can be rotated vertically and horizontally to see how content layout changes.
  • Coffee is a special shortcut, rapid search module designed for power users who manage a lot of content and need to get to things quickly. Click the "Go to" button in the main CMS menu or type Alt+D to activate the search bar, then start typing the page or content your looking for.

All together, these changes refine the design and functionality available to our content editors in valuable ways and we're excited to finally make them available to all our CMS users.

Standard Release v1.96 (October 4, 2020)

Fixes an error in our migration process and updates some of our automated testing. Lets our web developers work better but nothing you'll notice on the website itself.

Standard Release v1.95 (September 30, 2020)

This release includes backend updates for developers, and some performance enhancements that help content load faster. We've also addressed a bug with user authentication that was creating "website encountered an unexpected error" messages after logging into Drupal.

Feature Update

We've added the ability to link to individual Collapsible Content paragraphs on a page such as in an FAQ. Click on the title and you'll get a unique # code appended to the URL of your page, and that link can be shared to direct users directly to that item on the page:

Collapsible Content Demo

Tap on the science trivia questions below. Each question has a unique URL that can be copied, linked to, or shared.

The Milky Way Galaxy is about 125,000 light years wide.

If our entire solar system were shrunk to the size of a quarter, the Milky Way Galaxy would be the size of the continental United States.

Light travels about 984 million feet (300 million meters) in one second.

If you had a rope of that length, it would be long enough to wrap around the Earth 40,000 times.

97.5% of the world's water is salinated. Of the 2.5% that's fresh, over 99% is trapped in glaciers and snowfields, so only .007% of the water on the globe is actually drinkable by humans and animals.

Imagine a gallon jug filled with water, and one square inch ice cube next to it. All of the water in the jug is salt water. The ice cube is the only freshwater, and humans can only drink what's melting off of it.

Supplemental Release v1.94.1 (September 28, 2020)

This is a minor update to fix Profile content so that the Header will display "Faculty" or "Staff" as appropriate for the content type selected, instead of displaying the page title.

Standard Release v1.94 (September 24, 2020)

This release is chock full of minor functional improvements and bug fixes, as well as the usual module updates and additional features for the Profile content type.

Standard Release v1.93 (September 18, 2020)

This release updates our system to Drupal Core 8.9.6. This also modifies the paragraph options available for Profile content types, patches the user switching interface, and updates documentation in our Storybook design component system.

Standard Release v1.92 (September 10, 2020)

This release fixes some bugs that were slowing down the code build process, and provides a significant upgrade to our user experience with a new responsive solution for tables.

Responsive Tables

Pages with Tables in them were causing problems for users on smaller screens of tablets or phones. They didn't resize to small screens correctly, shifting rows and columns into confusing blocks of content. With this release, Tables now maintain their minimum width no matter the screen size. Check out the example below on your phone to see the difference.

Fall Hours of Operation

Campus Center Dining Hall Terraces Dining Hall Ithaca Bakery
Monday - Friday Monday - Friday Monday - Friday

7:00 am – 9:00 am     Breakfast

11:00 am – 1:00 pm     Lunch

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm     Dinner

11:00 am – 1:00 pm     Lunch

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm     Dinner

7:00 am - 1:30 pm

Saturday & Sunday      Saturday & Sunday  Saturday & Sunday 

10:00 am – 1:00 pm     Brunch

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm      Dinner

10:00 am – 1:00 pm     Brunch

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm      Dinner

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Standard Release v1.91 (September 4, 2020)

Creates a new Stat Card Editor role so that more than one person can help keep data up to date on critical web pages.

Standard Release v1.90 (September 3, 2020)

Did you notice how occasionally sub-menu items would appear on the primary navigation bar seemingly at random? We finally found a way to make that stop. At least, we think we did. 🤞 This release also contains additional bug fixes and design improvements.

Standard Release v1.89 (August 27, 2020)

This is full of the usual backend process improvements and bug fixes that help keep things running smoothly. We've also made images optional when creating category items, and added a test version of media cards for CMS Manager users to try out.

Standard Release v1.88 (August 14, 2020)

Updates system to Drupal Core 8.9.3. Adds the option to use a "light" background with the Spotlight Slider paragraph.

Bug Fix: Changes the media form display so that existing media cannot be swapped with a new file, but must be replaced by creating a new version of the entire paragraph type. Simply replacing the existing file was causing the media to be visible before it was published.

Standard Release v1.87 (August 12, 2020)

This release includes standard module updates, fixes some workflow bugs for our developers, and adds additional functionality for future migration of Intercom over to Drupal. This release also introduces a CMS Admin role for easier permission setting and making the admin role more useful for non-developers.

Standard Release v1.86 (August 10, 2020)

Adds ability to embed Streamtext live transcriptions on web pages (just in time for our virtual commencement ceremonies). Also adds transliteration functionality to reduce special characters ($,%,&, etc.) in filenames.

Standard Release v1.85 (July 28, 2020)

Mostly behind-the-scenes improvements for CMS Managers in this release, including updates to the Who's Online view and making Alerts Management easier to find. We've also removed the max height from the new Info Banners for a cleaner display.

Standard Release v1.84 (July 23, 2020)

This release contains module security updates, and some significant fixes for our content migration holding process that Jeff worked really hard on for weeks until he finally cracked it. Great job, Jeff!

Standard Release v1.83 (July 17, 2020)

Added a new Info Banner feature for use with special content promotion on custom landing pages. Also provides access to edit Info Card taxonomy items for CMS Managers.

Minor Release v1.82.2 (July 9, 2020)

Restores missing document paragraphs that were disrupted by the previous release.

Standard Release v1.82 / Hotfix Release v1.82.1 (July 7, 2020)

Some post-holiday maintenance in this release, including adjustments to fix a few elements that were affected by the new component library and improved automated tests to catch potential errors faster. We also updated a few features related to content migration and bulk actions, and added some invisible tools that future updates will build on:

  • Relating a Site or Topic from one Group to another now ensures that sub-pages move with their parent automatically.
  • Transforming a Topic into a Site (or reverse) now automatically updates the local navigation so that sub-pages show in their parent menu, and are not orphaned with the grandparent navigation.
  • Improved the Add Document paragraph type so that a title and description field always show, not just the file name. We've also added an all-purpose document icon to give additional content cues to visual users and screen readers.
  • Makes the Intro field optional for Collapsible Content paragraphs so that extra visual elements aren't showing if they aren't needed.
  • Adds a new "Share With Campus" button only visible to authorized users to eventually create and publish specific campus alert messages through the website.

Hotfix Release

  • There was a bug cutting off the height of images built as Image Flow Text paragraphs. Our developers squashed the bug so fast hardly anyone noticed it had been there to begin with. 🥊

Standard Release v1.81 (June 29, 2020)

Back to building foundational elements and small maintenance improvements with this release. This includes a new video embed for our Financial Aid audience, the beginning of pieces for an improved Major Finder experience, and a couple bug fixes for migration.

Standard Release v1.80 (June 23, 2020)

You probably won't notice, but this is one of the biggest releases we've had in months, building off weeks of work to move our design pattern and component library to the upgraded Emulsify design system. This tool brings our web developers several improvements in a shared resource that keeps design and code changes synchronized and simple to deploy, and also easier to add to in the future so we can meet changing user needs. Plus, Emulsify makes sure that modern web accessibility standards are "baked in" to all of our components, a critical part of our responsibility for all users. But this release is just the beginning step, getting all our old stuff into this new system. We'll be continuing to do even more with this in the months ahead and we are excited to get started. Stay tuned!

Standard Release v1.79 (June 18, 2020)

Mostly a maintenance release, including a Drupal core update and a fix for our legacy content migration process.

Standard Release v1.78 / Hotfix Release v1.78.1 (June 14, 2020)

This was mostly a maintenance release with bug fixes, but there were a couple of notable updates for our content strategy:

  • Tables and forms built with Knack can now be embedded on a page.
  • The new Collapsible Content paragraph is now available on Topics.
  • A new Disciplines content type will allow us to start relating programs and academic content to areas of study.

Hotfix Release

  • Fixed an import error for Localist migrations

Standard Release v1.77 (June 4, 2020)

There was a form module installed we weren't using and it got in the way of our plans, so it's been removed. We also fixed a pesky issue with the migration of Localist event data that was clogging the system.

Standard Release v1.76 (June 2, 2020)

Minor bug fixes and theme validation. Because who couldn't use a little extra validation in their life?

Standard Release v1.75 (May 28, 2020)

Mostly foundational updates here, getting pieces in place we need to build on top of for future migration efforts. But the real star of this release is our new Collapsible Content paragraph type, just in time for all the extra FAQs we're building to help keep our community informed during the pandemic crisis.

Learn more about using Collapsible Content

Standard Release v1.74 (May 21, 2020)

This release focused on updates to our Drupal software, including module updates, and critical core version installations.

Standard Release v1.73 (May 15, 2020)

We're continuing to improve the developer resources so new updates get delivered faster with more automated testing along the way. That's most of what shipped in this release, along with additional elements for new layout options coming soon and a couple minor bug fixes.

Standard Release v1.72 (May 10, 2020)

In addition to the usual maintenance updates, this release includes a lot of small feature updates to improve our content creator experience.

Notable Improvements:

  • News editors can now omit specific news stories from appearing in the Latest News list.
  • Embedding Kaltura videos accepts additional URL variations.
  • Added front-end designs for a new collapsible accordion content view, and for a new Quotes paragraph constrained layout.

Bug Fixes:

  • Temporary unpublished access is working again.
  • When selecting Featured Events, there were a lot of old events from the past showing up as options, which wasn't helpful. Now we only display events from the future as options, which really are the only events worth promoting.

Standard Release v1.71 (April 29, 2020)

There were 41,545 nodes of unnecessary legacy content left behind from old site tools that were slowing down database updates. They no longer sparked joy and have been removed. Updates are much faster now 🚀

This release also improved other developer processes behind the scenes to make the environment more efficient.

Standard Release v1.70 (April 17, 2020)

This release increased the character limit from 30 to 40 for the title fields on all Card content types, because sometimes you just have to use a longer word. Additional work was done in the back-end foundation to set up future features.

Standard Release v1.69 (April 16, 2020)

Adds the ability for certain users to embed Tagboard social media views. Please hashtag responsibly.

Standard Release v1.68 (April 15, 2020)

Fixed a couple minor bugs and updated some modules on the back-end that keep things running smoothly. You probably didn't feel a thing.

Standard Release v1.67 (April 9, 2020)

We're focused on laying ground for future releases here, including back-end elements for new Header Hero options, improved secondary buttons, and large configuration changes. This also includes back-end requirements for launching the Drupal version of Intercom, and a new bulk delete option for site admins.

Standard Release v1.66.1 (April 6, 2020)

This release contains minor updates and bug fixes for better accessibility, developer process updates, and additional administrative interface tools for improved user management.

Standard Release v1.65.1 (March 30, 2020)

This release finally deploys the updated "Claro" admin theme in Drupal for improved web content editing. Ask your web strategy professional if Claro is right for you. Side effects may include improved vision, responsive layout, and feelings of joy.

Read more about the new admin theme on our Web Team Blog

Additional updates in this release include:

  • New front-end and back-end design elements for future marketing content, including Full-width Header Hero, Side-By-Side Media Cards, and Quote Library content types.
  • Revised embed code for Instagram posts now accepts IGTV video posts.
  • Removed the limit for number of items that can be added to the list when building a Featured Events card collection
  • Updated CMS Manager permissions to allow setting a Parent node.
  • Various minor bug fixes and developer workflow improvements.

Standard Release v1.64 (March 18, 2020)

This release focused on general improvements to the system:

  • Replaced the tree modifier used when constructing local navigation menus
  • Hides the Social Links paragraph when there is no content in that section
  • Made several small changes to create a faster release process
  • Installed the Drupal Core Security update to 8.8.4 to keep our website safe from interlopers.
  • Increased social distancing by 2000%

Standard Release v1.63 (March 17, 2020)

This release re-enables the Latest Version tab for CMS Authors to access their saved draft content. We also fixed field permissions and visual bugs in the updated Callout content type.

Update Release v1.62.2 (March 15, 2020)

This quickly deploys new variations of the Callout content block with yellow and red variations for use by CMS Managers to highlight urgent or emergency information on a page during the ongoing pandemic crisis.

Update Release v1.62.1 (March 12, 2020)

This release quickly updated additional changes and settings from the previous release:

  • Re-enabled Ithaca custom admin theme.
  • Blocks unpublished content from being visible to CMS Authors who are not part of that content site group, and hides Admin menu content from all CMS Authors.
  • Adds front-end design patterns for new Quote Slider content feature in-progress.
  • Updates Aria code for Spotlight Card Buttons for better accessibility experience.
  • Updates to nightly workflow for 25% faster testing performance.

Standard Release v1.62 (March 12, 2020)

Continuing efforts to bring new features and improvements to the content manager experience, this release includes:

  • Test deployment of the Claro Admin Theme for a cleaner, more accessible content editing experience.
  • Ability to designate inline links to open in a new tab from the WYSIWYG text editor for use when linking to content outside the ithaca.edu domain.
  • Back-end build of new Video Hero w/Modal content design for future marketing needs.
  • Additional minor bug fixes and developer process updates.

Standard Release v1.61 (March 2, 2020)

Adds new Faculty/Staff Profile content type for future migration needs and a basic Faculty List view. Also squashed a minor bug in our automated code integration process.

Standard Release v1.60 (February 28, 2020)

This release includes Drupal core (8.8.2) and module updates, cleans up some back-end testing issues, and added front-end design patterns for new Side-by-Side content features still in progress.

Standard Release v1.59 (February 26, 2020)

This release updated permissions on Academic Program content to prevent accidental editing, and added customizations to the Claro admin theme. This also squashes a handful of backend bugs affecting automated nightly tests and release processes.

Standard Release v1.58 / Hotfix Release v1.58.1 (February 21, 2020)

This release brings bug fixes and new restricted content variations for a landing page in development.

  • Quicker Antiflicker for improved A/B content testing
  • Drupal-to-Drupal migration data export fix
  • Full-width Video component including modal dialogue

Hotfix Release

  • Updates IC footer logo with correct svg file

Developer Release v1.57.1 (February 19, 2020)

This update fixed issues for developers building, testing, and deploying future releases.

Bug Fix Release v1.56 (February 12, 2020)

After the Drupal 8.8 update, we uncovered an issue in the template files that prevented some content from displaying. This release fixes this issue.

Standard Release v1.55 (February 12, 2020)

This release provides updates to our core to Drupal 8.8 and sets up new admin theme options, along with some small feature improvements for content managers:

  • made it easier for content owners to edit and delete documents that have been attached to a page.
  • fixed a bug that was preventing the Stat Card custom cards from displaying.

Standard Release v1.54 (January 31, 2020)

This release mostly focused on backend processes.

Bug Fix:

  • Signing into a site with authenticated access permission set was redirecting users to the IC home page after logging in. That was annoying. We fixed it so users now return to the page they were originally at when prompted to sign in.

Standard Release v1.53 (January 24, 2020)

This release had a few improvements for the developer release process. We also made some minor content behavior updates:

  • Spotlight Collections are now limited to three selections at one time for consistency.
  • Web pages with restricted access are still listed in the local navigation menu even if users are not authenticated or authorized to view content on that page.

Standard Release v1.52 (January 16, 2020)

This release had a few improvements for the developer release process. We also made some minor content behavior updates:

  • Spotlight Collections are now limited to three selections at one time for consistency.
  • Web pages with restricted access are still listed in the local navigation menu even if users are not authenticated or authorized to view content on that page.

System Release v1.51 (January 9, 2020)

This release upgraded our core system to Drupal 8.7 which contains numerous security fixes and bug patches. We also updated and deployed our maintenance mode page.

Standard Release v1.50 (January 7, 2020)

Our developers got a lot of rest during their holiday vacation and put all that energy into this first release of the new year. Here are the highlights:

Notable Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed an error with date parameters affecting News Card Collections.
  • If you changed the parent of a page, it wasn't changing the local menu of that new parent to reflect the change. That will happen automatically now.
  • Squashed additional bugs found in the developer build processes.

Additional Updates:

  • Delete permissions are now available to content publishers who need to remove pages of content they own.

View of user interface menu for selecting events
  • When building a Featured Events Card Collection, the event selector now includes event dates in addition to names, so events with an identical name can now be differentiated and selecting the correct event is no longer a matter of trial and error.

  • Page access rules can now be set to allow specific access to content based on faculty, staff, and student roles.
  • CMS Authors/Publishers now have access to the "Parent" field for any page they own.
  • Numerous configuration fixes to prepare for Drupal 8.7 core update

Standard Release v1.49 (Dec. 10, 2019)

The team is shipping a bigger release than usual this week as we prepare to close out the year.

Notable Bug Fixes:

  • If you created a table in a Text paragraph need to manually set vertical alignment using the cell properties, it won't be ignored anymore.
  • Media Gallery permissions were corrected.
  • Quick Links were not displaying in draft mode; now they do.
  • Image Flow Text Left that includes bulleted text now ensures those bullets stay on the left side as intended.
  • Issues with creating new developer builds were hunted down and removed.

Additional Updates:

  • Accessible text was added to social media icon links for screen readers.
  • Link to Groups from User Audit admin report view.
  • Search indexing on our site host server was updated to Solr so that Drupal content is more quickly and reliably indexed as it is created.

Standard Release v1.48 (November 15, 2019)

Fixed a bug that prevented the Heading field from being updated in a Callout paragraph. Added a view for CMS users to search and filter Site Groups across the platform. Removed Kaltura as an option from the embed code paragraph because you can do that now through the Add Video option like you would expect.

Standard Release v1.47 (October 15, 2019)

This release fixed a minor bug affecting just one web page out of 30,000 on our site—but someone noticed and let us know, and we fixed it.

This release also updates the "Add Video" element to allow for embedding Kaltura videos from alternate host domains, and embedding of YouTube Playlist videos.

Standard Release v1.46 (October 11, 2019)

Minor bug fixes and security updates.

Standard Release v1.45 (October 8, 2019)

This release provides bug fixes for embedding Cognito forms and WPM migration tools, along with minor improvements for the display of Spotlight Gallery cards. There's also on more important feature update content managers have been asking for and now we've delivered:  you can now build a page with Image Flow Text and choose whether to place your image to the right or left side of your page column when viewed in desktop layouts. ?

What is Image Flow Text?

View our updated user documentation on this feature to learn more about how it works and when to use it appropriately for your web pages:

How to Add Image Flow Text

Standard Release v1.44 (October 1, 2019)

Updates for this release focus on improving site performance. Additional enhancements have been added to lay groundwork for planned migration and development of Intercom and faculty/staff profile content.

Notable UPDATES:

  • Content Delivery Network (CDN) activation - ensures that our website loads fast for all users, no matter where they are located. Using a CDN scatters key bits of our website across servers around the world, allowing even the largest images and files to load equally fast no matter how far away you are from our proxy servers.
  • Quicklink module - like the CDN, this allows prefetching of links on a page so clicking on links to other pages opens them even faster than before.
  • Update PHP Version from 7.1 to 7.3 - this will allow us to extend use of the old WPM content management system into 2020 until migration of legacy content is fully completed.
  • Assigning user groups on login - a first step to improving our permissions, users who sign into the Drupal site can now be identified as Faculty, Staff, or Students. This is a key ground work for future migration of Intercom and faculty/staff profile content planned for the months ahead.

Standard Release v1.43 (September 12, 2019)

Updates for this release include several developer improvements behind the scenes, as well as bug fixes and content manager enhancements.

Notable Bug Fixes:

  • Improved background image scaling on custom landing page hero headers
  • Fixed spacing around featured cards for an improved mobile screen experience

New Features:

  • Improved CMS user tools - we've cleaned up some of the interface to allow content creators to see more of a page in edit mode by collapsing and reducing the size of blog post collection previews. We also have a new view for CMS Managers to quickly find authenticated users in the system and see access and permission levels to help enable faster support.
  • Sassafras Embed - allows embedding of Sassafras computer lab resource availability maps for campus (coming to IC in Fall '19)

Standard Release v1.42 (August 27, 2019)

Updates for this release include several bug fixes and content enhancements.

New Features:

  • Media Galleries (beta) - Create galleries of images and videos to share as a page within your site. There are still some known issues affecting the uploading and management of gallery items, so use this feature with caution. Read our feature documentation for details.
  • Embedded SoundCloud Player - allows SoundCloud content to be embedded on Pages, News, Blogs, and more using the "Add Embed Code" tool.
    Here's an example of how that looks: