GT Theme

GT Theme v2.8 - Search Text Box Not Appearing

Georgia Tech Drupal websites may notice that their search bar stops working after upgrading to version 2.8 of the official Georgia Tech Theme.  If your website was built by a developer or a vendor and uses overwritten template files, your website will likely exhibit this problem.


Search Box Does Not Appear

If your search selector shows an empty box (instead of the usual search box), you need to fix your Georgia Tech subtheme to match the new templates implemented in version 2.8.

Is Your Site Trying to Use the Google Search Appliance (GSA)?

The Georgia Tech Google Search Appliance (GSA) was shut down at the end of December 2016.  If you are running version 2.9 or later of the GT Theme, then you do not need to worry about this, as version 2.9 and later of the them has had everything related to the Google Search Appliance removed.

If you are still running an older version of the theme, then we recommend that you upgrade to version 2.9 if you can.  If for some reason this is not feasible, then you can make sure your site is not trying to use the Google Search Appliance by doing the following:

Updating From version 7.x-1.x of the GT Theme to version 7.x-2.x

Editor's Note:  The following information is rather outdated, but believe it or not, there are still a few sites out there that are running version 1 of the GT Theme.  Our current-day recommendation for anyone running that theme is to strongly consider just rebuilding your site from scratch with a fresh copy of Drupal 9, as if your theme is that much out-of-date (version 2 was released in late 2013), your content and other site structures are also likely to be pretty out-of-date as well.

GT Theme Content Styles List

If your site is running on Drupal 7 with the official GT Theme and the GT Editor module, then you should have a Styles drop-down option in the toolbar of your WYSIWYG (GUI) text editor (AKA CKEditor) with the following formatting styles.  If you are not using both the official theme and the GT Editor module, then you will not see any of these styles (and may not even see the Styles drop-down option).

GT Theme Provided Menus

The GT Theme, by default, will use your site's "main menu" for your primary menu. The primary menu is the gold-colored horizontal one that sits below the main Georgia Tech logo. This menu will show the top-level links in a horizontal line, with child links appearing as drop-down boxes.

Additional menus provided by the GT Theme that you can modify include: