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Sector D8 beta5 - 8.x-2.0-beta5 - is out

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Sector 8.x-2.0-beta5 is the fifth beta Sector Starter Kit release on Drupal.org. In beta5 we have applied security and module updates along with theming and general improvements.

    Modules and updates

    A new module has been added.

    Security updates have been made to Core and contrib modules.

    • Drupal Core
    • Metatag

    A number of other modules have also been updated:

    • Bootstrap
    • Default content

    • Entityqueue

    • Facets

    • Entityqueue

    • Pathauto

    • Rabbit Hole

    • Search API

    • Term condition

    • Video embed field

    • Webform

    As part of these updates we also removed a mega-patch we had made for Term condition to fix various issues with the module. A Sparks Interactive developer has taken over maintainership of this module to fix issues and make it stable.

    Front-end improvements

    1. Theme specific
      • Update theme breakpoints as mega and mega large were missing.
      • Improve accessibility of in page span anchors.
      • Resolve sub pixel rounding issue with site sidebar layout which affects the Safari browser.
      • Remove custom text selection colour and default to browser specified.
      • Improve global webform default styles.
      • Add commonly used social media icons - Instagram and YouTube.
      • Update default site map styles to improve readability.
      • Add mega menu theming option.
    2. Rework Sector theme javascript to:
      • Make more modular by splitting files into manageable behaviours
      • Add commonly used mega menu approach
      • Add commonly used toggle approach including off click functionality
    3. Config/Other
      • Update image cache settings for embedded images (full and half width) to allow for variable height.
      • Added join-path to the safe tokens field for pathauto.
      • Disabled the "frontpage" (/node, /rss.xml) views. These can be enabled on a per site basis if needed. This will only apply to new sites.

    Back-end improvements

    • Fixed issue where the "Robot" user was not being created correctly during the Sector install process
    • Minor reworking of the sector.install file to better adhere to code standards.
    • We have began to improve the config exports for Sector. Moving forward we will be using drush-cmi-tools to make Sector more efficient and decrease its footprint. As a start we have removed 12 config files, with many more to come over the next round of updates.

    Download and try it 

    Ready to give beta5 a try? Download Sector 8.x-2.0-beta5 on Drupal.org

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