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  • 13
    DaNASCAT

    Here are the latest technical updates at Wikia. Keep in mind that our system updates happen every Wednesday, so we're posting this on a Tuesday to give you advance notice. Also note that we change hundreds of tiny details every week, so these are just the highlights.


    • The inline OGG media player will be fixed.
    • Inline images will no longer have trailing spaces.

    Detailed CSS updates can be found at http://report.wikia.net - the diffs show changes to .css, .scss, .tmpl.php, .html, .sass and .mustache files in Wikia's codebase.

    • The methods used to get article text snippets for use on related pages and elsewhere will be updated. These new snippets offer increased quality by eliminating markup and attempting to provide an accurate synopsis.

    • The welco…



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  • 40
    Kirkburn

    Here are the latest technical updates at Wikia. Keep in mind that our system updates happen every Wednesday, so we're posting this on a Tuesday to give you advance notice. Also note that we change hundreds of tiny details every week, so these are just the highlights.


    The VisualEditor will receive a significant update, a combination of our work and the latest updates from the Wikimedia Foundation. Among the many changes are:

    • Updated drag and drop media behaviour
    • Improved rendering of complex templates and better interaction between floating and inline templates
    • Media and templates will show their name when selected
    • Improved external link styling

    In addition, a variety of situations that could cause 'dirty diffs' in the VisualEditor have been fixe…


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  • 8
    Rappy 4187

    Here are the latest technical updates at Wikia. Keep in mind that our system updates happen every Wednesday, so we're posting this on a Tuesday to give you advance notice. Also note that we change hundreds of tiny details every week, so these are just the highlights.


    • Removing or closing a Wall or Forum thread will no longer cause a broken link to appear on Recent Changes. (Thanks, Volunteer Developers)
    • When editing comment replies with visual editing disabled, the scrollbar will no longer be incorrectly positioned. (Thanks, Volunteer Developers)

    Detailed CSS updates can be found at http://report.wikia.net - the diffs show changes to .css, .scss, .tmpl.php, .html, .sass and .mustache files in Wikia's codebase.

    • WAM can now be filtered by addition…


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    Kirkburn

    Here are the latest technical updates at Wikia. Keep in mind that our system updates happen every Wednesday, so we're posting this on a Tuesday to give you advance notice. Also note that we change hundreds of tiny details every week, so these are just the highlights.


    • Large, tall images will no longer be displayed with the bottom half cut off when opened in the lightbox.
    • The Special:WikiFeatures switch to turn on the Blog feature will be fixed.
    • Several situations that could cause incorrect errors on Special:WikiaVideoAdd will be resolved.

    Detailed CSS updates can be found at http://report.wikia.net - the diffs show changes to .css, .scss, .tmpl.php, .html, .sass and .mustache files in Wikia's codebase.

    • Thumbnail media within infoboxes using the…


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  • 9
    DaNASCAT

    Here are the latest technical updates at Wikia. Keep in mind that our system updates happen every Wednesday, so we're posting this on a Tuesday to give you advance notice. Also note that we change hundreds of tiny details every week, so these are just the highlights.


    • Users will now be able to change their account email address via Special:Preferences again.
    • We have finished rolling out fixes to a bug that caused some users to see the wrong image thumbnails.

    Detailed CSS updates can be found at http://report.wikia.net - the diffs show changes to .css, .scss, .tmpl.php, .html, .sass and .mustache files in Wikia's codebase.

    • The VisualEditor will be available on the Category, Project and User namespaces.
    • A new version of the VisualEditor backend (…


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  • 15
    Rappy 4187

    Here are the latest technical updates at Wikia. Keep in mind that our system updates happen every Wednesday, so we're posting this on a Tuesday to give you advance notice. Also note that we change hundreds of tiny details every week, so these are just the highlights.


    • In the classic visual editor (CK), when the wikitext for an image or video did not include the "thumb" parameter or a directional parameter (left, right or center), the content was floated left. It will now be floated right by default.

    Detailed CSS updates can be found at http://report.wikia.net - the diffs show changes to .css, .scss, .tmpl.php, .html, .sass and .mustache files in Wikia's codebase.

    • Thumbnail media within infoboxes (using the 'infobox' class) will no longer have…


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  • 12
    Kirkburn

    Here are the latest technical updates at Wikia. Keep in mind that our system updates happen every Wednesday, so we're posting this on a Tuesday to give you advance notice. Also note that we change hundreds of tiny details every week, so these are just the highlights.


    • We will be rolling out improvements to image behaviour when a new revision of a file is uploaded - the new revision will spread across the caches faster and more reliably.
    • The welcome tool stopped welcoming users for a few days last week - a fix for this is already live.
    • YouTube videos that were valid and were removed during our video clean-up are now reinstated.

    • We are investigating an issue preventing users from changing their account's email address. Feel free to contact us if…


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  • 61
    DaNASCAT

    Here are the latest technical updates at Wikia. Keep in mind that our system updates happen every Wednesday, so we're posting this on a Tuesday to give you advance notice. Also note that we change hundreds of tiny details every week, so these are just the highlights.


    • Backgrounds will no longer be misaligned on right-to-left (RTL) wikias.
    • Video duration will now be shown on videos within galleries.
    • The VisualEditor will no longer try to load on blog pages. (Support for blog pages is still planned for the future.)
    • The VisualEditor's Bold and Italic buttons will now display with better theming for non-English languages.
    • A bug preventing videos from being added via the VisualEditor will be fixed.
    • The photo of the aquarium in ThemeDesigner's article…

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  • 26
    Rappy 4187

    Here are the latest technical updates at Wikia. Keep in mind that our system updates happen every Wednesday, so we're posting this on a Tuesday to give you advance notice. Also note that we change hundreds of tiny details every week, so these are just the highlights.


    • Over the past few weeks, we have been switching the default editor for anonymous users on smaller wikias from the old visual editor (CK) to the new VisualEditor. Our tracking shows that it is already more successful than the older editor at turning anonymous users into editors, and we anticipate that improving further as we add more features and enhancements, such as the big update a few weeks ago.
      • The rollout is now beginning to reach the larger wikias, but it will not affect l…

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  • 10
    Kirkburn

    Here are the latest technical updates at Wikia. Keep in mind that our system updates happen every Wednesday, so we're posting this on a Tuesday to give you advance notice. Also note that we change hundreds of tiny details every week, so these are just the highlights.


    This week we have a bumper update to the VisualEditor, bringing with it lots of new features, bug fixes and performance tweaks - a combination of the work of the Wikimedia Foundation over the past few months plus additions from Wikia. Some of the most notable changes are:

    • The toolbar has been reorganised to improve feature discoverability and prevent it from breaking into two lines, and a keyboard shortcuts dialog has been added.
    • The template dialog has been simplified, and the …

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