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What's new in Stanford Sites V4.0.0

Learn more about our latest release, including Layout Paragraphs

This week's Stanford Sites V4.0.0 release contains a major update to the authoring environment on Stanford SitesStanford Sites Intranet, and Stanford Engineering Sites.

Stanford Web Services is delighted to reach this milestone, as the updates offer significant improvements to the content editing and page-building experience for site owners and editors. It also will help to prepare Stanford Sites for the upgrade to Drupal 10 this fall.

Some highlights of this release include:

Layout Paragraphs

The most noticeable change to Stanford Sites will be the editing experience. Stanford Sites is adopting a new layout tool called Layout Paragraphs. Layout Paragraphs significantly expand the layout options available to editors.

Those new options include more flexibility in how to design layouts and add content for maximum readability and visual interest, including:

Claro administrative theme

"Claro" will be the default theme for editing on Stanford Sites. It is a clean, accessible, and powerful administration theme based on the Drupal Design System, and it meets the University’s standards for accessibility by conforming to the WCAG 2.1 AA standards.

Learn more about Claro.

How to get help

Sign up to attend a free “Introduction to Stanford Sites” training session to get an overview of the platform. This session is offered monthly via Zoom. We will cover site-building basics, explain the service model, and answer questions.

You can also review this updated Q&A list or connect with the Drupal and Stanford Sites community.

And of course, if you need us - Stanford Web Services is here to help! 

Submit a help request

What's happening next

This V4.0.0 release is big and will be released in two phases. The first phase was released to Intranets and Stanford Engineering websites on July 11. Remaining websites will be upgraded during the UIT maintenance window on the weekend of July 15-16. Site owners have been notified and should plan to avoid logging into their website or attempting content changes, as those changes may be lost during the upgrade window.

See our V4.0.0 Release Notes for more details on these changes and other module updates and bug fixes.