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Release notes

Invotra 4.23

INVGOV-4.23 Release Notes

 Release Components


PHP 7.1 Upgrade

We upgraded our servers to be using PHP version 7.1 and updated our product so that the code is compatible with this version of PHP.


1. Add search_api_multi patch to .make file (reference: INVGOV-8710)

We have added search_api_multi patch to .make file

2. Upgrade Invotra to PHP 7.1 version (reference: INVGOV-8685)

We have upgraded Invotra to PHP 7.1

Accessible Experience

There are currently no Accessible Experience tasks in this release.

Help / Documentation

There are currently no Help / Documentation tasks in this release.


*Bugs marked with an asterisk are relating to Live incidents

3. Queries – ‘Open’ & ‘Closed’ status’ unavailable (reference: INVGOV-8786)

We have fixed an issue where Open and Closed status were unavailable on Queries app.

4. Query administrator can’t see submitted queries on Queries table (reference: INVGOV-8785)

We have fixed an issue where Queries administrators could not see submitted queries in the Queries table in the admin section of the app.

5. Notices and warnings within UT (reference: INVGOV-8727)

We have fixed issues where Unit Tests were receiving error messages and also fixed  28 UT failures.

6. Manual navigation widget displays active page incorrectly (reference: INVGOV-8712)

We have fixed an issue where the manual navigation widget would display a white box until hovered over, when it would show the current manual page

*7. When renaming nodes the URLs are no longer reserved and redirected correctly (reference: INVGOV-8749)

We have fixed an issue when after renaming nodes, the URLs are no longer reserved and are not redirect accordingly

*8. Enter key does not activate links (reference: INVGOV-8718)

We have fixed an issue where using enter Key when tabbing through the site did not activate the links

*9. DP section publishers are unable to schedule future publishing (reference: INVGOV-8681)

We have fixed an issue where section publishers were unable to schedule for future publishing.

*10. 503 / 504 errors when saving sections (INVGOV-8658)

We have fixed an issue where users were receiving 503/504 errors when saving site sections or edits from the IPE


11. Improve ‘solr_prototype_files’ index AND update drupal logic for create attachments (reference:INVGOV-8783)

We have added field field_file_image_alt_text to ‘solt_prototype_files’ indexing and updated the drupal /api/file/create_multiple.json API logic for add alt text to image

12. Index location address fields (reference: INVGOV-8781)

We have indexed the following fields in solr: Address Line 1, Address Line 2, Address Line 3, Country, Postcode, Region, Town so they are no longer stored as integers

13. Group post image – Add data to index (reference: INVGOV-8787)

We have added additional data to the index for group post image, so that we can use this data in the mobile app to improve the performance of the app


There are currently no logging tasks in this release.

API/ Data Import

14. Remove NFILES Drush commands from the deploy module (INVGOV-8674)

We have removed NFILES Drush commands from the deploy module

15. Clear the caches at the start of the deploy (INVGOV-8445)

We have added “drush cc all” to the start of a deploy module to remove remnants of obsolete functionality that may still be in script

Automated Tests

16. No unit test results on Jenkins builds on 30/11/2018 (reference: INVGOV-8770)

We have fixed an issue where there were no unit test results on a Jenkings build on the 30th November 2018

17. Change how git is invoked when running automated tests (reference: INVGOV-8759)

We have updated how git is invoked when running automated tests

18. Automated test for becoming an external user (reference: INVGOV-8757)

We have added automated tests for when an internal user becomes an external user

19. Investigation on unit test failures in Jenkins (reference: INVGOV-8651)

We have fixed several unit test failures on integration and preprod Jenkins builds

20. Upgrade phpunit and all unit tests to v5.7 or higher (reference: INVGOV-8620)

We have upgraded phpunit and other unit tests to a higher stable version.

21. Unit test for private comments within latest comment widget (reference: INVGOV-8758)

We have created unit tests for private comments not appearing in the latest comment widget.

22. Invotra Suggestions test may not be running automatically (reference: INVGOV-8748)

We have fixed an issue where Invotra Suggestion tests were not running automatically


There are currently no search tasks in this release.


There are currently no security tasks in this release.

Our Intranet software is always evolving

Through our regular release cycle, Invotra’s intranet software is always evolving.

From accessibility to UI, security to enhanced social networking, our team are continually looking for ways to improve our intranet platform. 

Built on Drupal, our open source intranet software enables evolution .