Release history


The following table lists a history of published releases for Acton. The Release column lists the release versions. The Date column lists the their creation dates. The Notes column details important changes introduced in each release. You may filter releases by selecting options for Drupal version and Release status.

Release Datesort ascending Notes
7.x-2.x-dev 4 Jun 2018

Development snapshot.

7.x-2.1 15 Mar 2017

Changed 'Home' link to icon in breadcrumb.

7.x-2.0 23 Nov 2015
  • Fixed jQuery 1.9+ support.
  • Fixed remaining '' references.
7.x-2.0-beta10 7 Aug 2013
  • Fixed errors for nonexistent acton.base.css.
  • Fixed search box displaying as 'Array'.
7.x-2.0-beta9 23 Jul 2013

This release is part of the Site profile API update. Changes include:

  • Removed close coupling with the Acton Profile module. The theme now works independently of Acton Profile.
  • Removed version-targeting rendering behaviours.
  • Fixed content wrapper so that it is removed if there are no blocks in content regions.
  • Fixed content regions to expand to full-width if there is no sidebar.
  • Added new region Content sidebar. The content sidebar causes the main content wrapper to enclose content regions in the same fashion as the menu sidebar, but without the responsive menu icon on small screens.
7.x-2.0-beta8 28 May 2013
  • Added new page regions: Highlighted (for approved full-width feature rotators), Header, Page band first, Page band second, Footer.
  • Added configuration options for default grid layout in each region (or disabling it).
  • Mostly fixed styling for use in an administration capacity.
  • Updated maintenance page template to use new styles.
  • Fixed IE displaying pages in legacy mode.
  • Fixed notice/warning when saving theme settings.
  • Fixed menu trail title when using active menu link in breadcrumb.
  • Fixed theme caveats in a minimal Drupal install.
  • Fixed styling for display in full page width.
  • Fixed theme region demo styling.
7.x-2.0-beta7 2 May 2013
  • New percentage width classes: w-scale25, w-scale50, w-scale75, w-scale33, w-scale67. These are useful for controlling table column widths.
  • New option to configure any block in the menu sidebar as a menu block. Blocks created via the Menu block module are now supported, including styling for linked block title.
  • New option to use menu link title instead of page title as the appended breadcrumb end.
  • Fixed viewport resize for accessibility.
  • Fixed excessive responsive table width by limiting width to first breakpoint below full view.
  • Renamed Sidebar region to Menu sidebar.
  • Removed unused Highlighted region. A subtheme previously using region must define the region in the subtheme info.
  • Fixed appended breadcrumb end to use tab title if on a non-default tab.
7.x-2.0-beta6 21 Jan 2013
  • Added support for responsive design (including basic HTML 5 markup).
  • Fixed doublewide layout to apply to content area blocks for modules to override.
  • Fixed content header is shown even if empty (resulting in an empty area in IE).
  • Added support for responsive tables: table.responsive-scroll for scrollable table and table.responsive-split for split table (scrollable in both panes).
7.x-2.0-beta5 14 Aug 2012

Fixed notices raised when ANU Content Styles is enabled.

7.x-2.0-beta3 20 Jul 2012
  • Fixed table colours.
  • New feature: jQuery UI Tabs physically change the page state, so that navigating back and forth switches tabs, even back from external sites.


Developer information

Only the latest recommended release can be accessed from the download home page. The link to the package for an individual release can be accessed using the following pattern:[version].[extension]

Replace [version] with the version string (e.g. 7.x-1.0) of the release you wish to download and [version] with tar.gz or zip depending on what type of archive file you prefer.

Alternatively, if you want to use Drush to download a release, use the following command:

drush dl acton --source="" [version]

Git instructions

The source code for this download originates from a Git repository. The repository contains complete change logs for all major versions of the download. The code and history can be obtained by cloning the source repository. Information about Git and its downloads can be accessed from the Git homepage.

Git repository URL:

The Git repository can be cloned by executing the following command:

git clone acton

You can learn more about how to use Git to navigate and manipulate a local repository clone in the Pro Git book. There are also platform-specific graphical Git tools available, such as TortoiseGit for Windows and SourceTree for Mac.

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