WCMS 2.9.0 release

Friday, July 31, 2020

All WCMS "FDSU", single page, conference and publication sites are being upgraded to WCMS 2.9.0.

This upgrade is scheduled to be deployed to pilot sites overnight on Wednesday, September 23, and to production sites starting on Monday, September 28.

This is intended to be the final feature release for WCMS 2, with any future releases being maintenance-only (patches, security).

These release notes are subject to change without notice.

Responsive sites

Note: Some of these changes may also apply to Single Page, Conference and Publication sites.


  • added options to display Facts & figures as animated infographics
  • added additional options to display carousels when using Image gallery
  • added support for arguments, such as anchors, on internal links within the WYSIWYG editor
  • added the ability to control the toolbar display for Tableau embeds


  • fixed an issue where accessing web form results could time out (shipped as a hotfix to 2.8.1)
  • fixed an issue where embedded content could cause issues with editing (shipped as a hotfix to 2.8.1)
  • fixed Catalog categories so they appear in the selected order (shipped as a hotfix to 2.8.1)
  • fixed filtering on events and news so that both single and double digit months work (shipped as a hotfix to 2.8.1)
  • fixed the ability to scroll pages after clicking on search with responsive menu open (shipped as a hotfix to 2.8.1)
  • fixed unpublished Catalog items showing on the Category page (shipped as a hotfix to 2.8.1)
  • fixed an issue where the logo field for Site footer had no options (shipped as a hotfix to 2.8.1)
  • fixed an issue where YouTube videos with start times would not work (shipped as a hotfix to 2.8.1)
  • ensured forms do not try to use a removed anti-spam measure, and do use the replacement anti-spam measure, fixing an issue where forms might show a CAPTCHA reuse issue message (shipped as a hotfix to 2.8.1)
  • updated Tableau embeds to use new URL pattern for public Tableaus (shipped as a hotfix to 2.8.1)
  • fixed invalid breadcrumbs when Catalog names contained selected words or characters (shipped as a hotfix to 2.8.1)
  • limited Catalog names to the characters A-Z, 0-9, and space to ensure all tabs can function correctly; site maintainers should update any existing Catalog names with any other characters (shipped as a hotfix to 2.8.1)
  • fixed an issue where users going backwards on a web form and then going forwards with different choices could result in missing information in automated emails when the "exclude empty components" option was selected
  • improved accessibility in the Service content type
  • adjusted web form results downloads to use the submission date to determine if the submission is considered new
  • fixed an issue where table headers might not appear at narrower page widths
  • fixed an issue with site managers being able to expire roles they did not have access to assign
  • fixed an issue which prevented filtering of events by type where the term ID of the type was higher than 999
  • removed TeamDynamix support
  • removed SourceAPI information from exports of data from webforms
  • added support for underscores in YouTube channel names in the site footer
  • numerous contrib module updates

Theming changes

  • fixed text wrapping in expandable section headers (shipped as a hotfix to 2.8.1)
  • adjusted appearance of linked text in expandable titles to make sure they are readable (shipped as a hotfix to 2.8.1)
  • fixed extra bolding on select form labels (shipped as a hotfix to 2.8.1)
  • fixed image padding on floated images (shipped as a hotfix to 2.8.1)
  • fixed text going behind the navigation arrows in the responsive menu (shipped as a hotfix to 2.8.1)
  • updated the accessibility link in the global footer
  • added territorial statement added to the global footer
  • fixed CPU usage in Safari

Single Page


  • added option to use video from a paid Vimeo account as a banner

Theming changes

  • fixed appearance of vertical timelines (shipped as a hotfix to 2.8.1)
  • added left and right padding to table cells
  • fixed stretching of images in captioned image blocks at larger page widths