GovCMS Drupal 8 update 8.x-1.8 (September 2020)

The latest GovCMS Drupal 8 (D8) distribution update was released on Friday 4 September 2020. Deployment to all GovCMS D8 SaaS sites is scheduled for today, Monday 7 September 2020 from 6pm and running through to 8am the following morning.

No outages are expected to websites during the deployment process.

What is included in the update?

This release contains:

  • a Drupal core update
  • a theme update
  • four module updates

Drupal core update

The GovCMS D8 update upgrades the Drupal core from 8.9.2 to 8.9.3


Theme update

This update allows themes to alter widgets. This allows a site builder to tweak the UX of paragraph forms. For example:

  • altering a field based on the value of another field.
  • adding a description to a field depending on the context that the paragraph is being used.


Module updates

Table 1 identifies the modules that have been updated. The modules are listed in alphabetical order.

Table 1 Updated modules

Module Link
Key from 1.12 to 1.14
Menu_block from 1.5 to 1.6
Real_aes from 2.2 to 2.3
Shield from 1.2 to 1.4

What does the update remove from the GovCMS D8 distribution?

The update does not remove or disable modules.

What support will be provided for the GovCMS D8 distribution after the update?

The GovCMS D8 distribution will continue to be supported after this update.

What must my organisation do now?

PaaS customers should review the detailed information about this update. You may need to apply updates.

SaaS customers don't need to perform any actions as part of the deployment, but do need to check their websites after the deployment to ensure there aren't any issues.

For customers utilising the GovCMS distribution outside the SaaS platform, this version has been released to:

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