This week we updated our older site now uses the encrypted HTTPS protocol for all browsing. We had held off on this change for a number of years because users had embedded images and videos in the site with absolute http:// URLs, which would break with that change to force encryption. With much content moved off to new native-HTTPS pages, some helpful instructions to browsers, and a lot of testing we were able to make this change without significant impacts to content visibility.


  • Drupal file_entity 7.x-2.33
  • Drupal purge 8.x-3.1 and 8.x-3.2
  • WordPress 5.8.2
  • WordPress auto-post-thumbnail plugin 3.9.3
  • WordPress enable-media-replace plugin 3.6.2
  • WordPress wysija-newsletters plugin 2.17
  • WordPress ml-slider plugin 3.23.2
  • WordPress seriously-simple-podcasting plugin 2.9.6
  • WordPress sydney-toolbox plugin 1.18
  • WordPress wp-accessibility plugin 1.7.10
  • WordPress hueman theme 3.7.18

Fixes and Tweaks

  • The Events site now clears the page number when choosing a new date in the date-picker, preventing user confusion.
  • The Events site now automatically updates category, location, and organization names when they are updated in 25Live and are associated with upcoming events.
  • Improved the user experience of scrolling through sections of the new Middlebury Handbook site.
  • Images from stories on our new Drupal 9 sites are now included as enclosures in tag page RSS feeds.
  • Added a special footer for our new undergraduate academic department sites which will be editable by department coordinators with a contextual edit button.
  • Resolved an issue with the Card Carousel components on the homepages of the Institute and Language Schools sites.
  • Added a deadline CTA banner for the new Online TESOL program at the Institute.
  • Two minor fixes to the new Alumni Businesses collection on that office’s site.
  • The undergraduate College site now has a special role for editors who need to update the Requirements pages of academic department sites.

Information Technology Services
Davis Family Library 202
Middlebury, VT 05753