The Drupal 7 Georgia Tech modules and theme are no longer actively supported by campus, and have reached End of Life. No further updates are expected for these modules. This includes Drupal 7 versions of Mercury Reader (hg_reader), the GT theme (gt_theme), and GT Tools (gt_tools).
The following method is a little more round-about, but doesn't require as much coding knowledge as the previous method. The main downside is that it may be difficult for someone in the future to figure out where your custom PHP or embed code has been stored, since this is a non-standard and uncommon method.
Eventually, the time comes to say goodbye to a Drupal site, but doing so is not always as easy as it may seem. Below are tips and tricks for shutting down a site gracefully without losing your sanity along the way.
A panel discussion with web technology experts:
- Adele Frank(CoC)
- Eric Sembrat(CoE)
- Nan Deeprasert(OIT)
- Jeff Lowe(CoS)
Moderated by Lawrence Sharp
Updated April 2023
If you currently have a Drupal 7 site that you do not plan to shut down by November 2023, you should already be in the process of migrating it to Drupal 9 or another content management system, with an ideal goal of completing migration by the end of summer 2023 (if not sooner).
Note: "Abandoned" does not necessarily mean that the module has been completely abandoned - it just means that the Drupal 7 version appears to be abandoned. There could be a Drupal 9 version of the module that is being actively developed and supported. See our Drupal 7 Express migration guide for the Drupal 9 status of all of these modules.
As announced by the Office of Information Technology on 2/4/2021:
Per Kevin Pittman's insight posted on the GTDUG Team:
With Drupal 7.61, be aware that you're now likely to see a bunch of "SimpleXMLElement" errors on the Modules Update screen. This is caused whenever a module's project status data can't be retrieved.
There are two cases that will have to be addressed: