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Sector D8 beta2 - 8.x-2.0-beta2 - is out

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Sector 8.x-2.0-beta2 is the second beta Sector Starter Kit release on Drupal.org. It includes fixes and improvements in preparation for our first full production release.

What is new

Beta 2 includes the following improvements and fixes. 

New modules 

New features and functionality

  • Since Drupal 8, menu items of unpublished content are shown to editorial users. Call us old-fashioned, but our editors still find this confusing, so we have marked the menu items for unpublished content with a dotted line. 

Security and maintenance

  • We fixed an issue that prevented blocks placed using term conditions to be displayed in revisions. 
  • The 404 and 403 sample content pages are now set to be excluded from XML sitemap. 
  • Fixed issue that prevented search results in titles from being listed in the Search API  - new in beta 1 - search view.  
  • Fixed issue around blocks being registered in the sidebar even though the sidebar was empty. 
  • We removed the experimental promotion block type and the obsolete 'recreate block content' module.  
  • Applied patch for token module to prevent 'ghost menu items'.

Beta 2 also includes minor improvements around accessibility and CSS 

  • Addition of ARIA attributes to the site's HTML architecture
  • Removal of verbose role attributes - Update the JavaScript selector to focus the input field when the search toggle is opened
  • Improvements to the print CSS
  • Style for default webform elements
  • Re-theme embedded entities in a cleaner, more future-proof fashion
  • Improvements to the site's behaviour when JavaScript is disabled
  • Convert the header and footer regions to use CSS grid layout

Download and try it 

Download Sector 8.x-2.0-beta2 on Drupal.org

Next

We still have a bit to go - we are planning at least two more beta releases, but we are looking good for a full production release in early 2019. 

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