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Drupal 8 Recommendations from Information Technology and Institute Communications

Georgia Tech’s primary supported content management system (CMS) is Drupal. The majority of websites at the Institute using Drupal are currently on Drupal 7.

Since Drupal 8’s release, there has been increased interest in transitioning to Drupal 8 across the Institute. Georgia Tech Information Technology and Institute Communications (IC) would like to share additional information and recommendations on this for campus.

Drupal Module Status Chart

The following table, initially provided by the College of Computing (many thanks!) attempts to summarize the details of a large number of commonly used Drupal 7 modules and any known issues with their latest full (not development) version under PHP 7. In addition, Kevin Pittman of the College of Liberal Arts has added Drupal 8 compatibility details and removal recommendations, to help site administrators decide what to do as they review the modules installed their Drupal 7 sites.

PHP 7 Upgrading Resources

PHP 5.6 (the last version in the PHP 5 line) reached its end-of-life on December 31, 2018. In addition, PHP 7.0 also reached its end of life in December, 2018.  As a result all OIT Web Hosting accounts are now on PHP 7.1 or later.  Units who have their own web servers are strongly urged to get them updated to PHP 7.1 if they haven't done so already.

After Upgrading to the GT 2.9 Theme, Formatting Breaks on Slideshow Carousel, SuperBlocks or other Content Types

Issue

After updating to the 2.9 version of the GT Theme, the formatting is broken for custom content types (such as Super Blocks and Slideshow Carousels), usually those created via the Features module. Often the types show CSS classes as text instead of as visual styling.

Example of broken Super Blocks

super blocks showing css classes as text instead of styling