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  • 17
    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.


    • Viewing a Right-To-Left (RTL) content wikia with a Left-To-Right (LTR) user language will no longer result in some misaligned elements.
    • An issue that caused a variety of 'dirty diff' situations in the VisualEditor will be fixed. This is already live.

    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.

    • We will be removing the restriction on changing a page's title thro…


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  • 28
    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 VisualEditor template tool will receive significant updates:

    • The tool will now list all parameters, ordered by the position they occur within the template code. A search filter will let you quickly find the specific parameter you wish to edit using the parameter name or the existing content.
    • The tool will be positioned to the side of the template being edited, can be moved, and allows the preview to be refreshed with a button click.

    As a quick preview of future updates, we are a…


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  • 24
    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.


    • Anonymous users will be welcomed by the welcome tool again.
    • customizations will now be loaded for the Module namespace (Lua).
    • Forum thread close summaries will now parse link wikitext. 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.

    • Following the script adding navigation=true to existing navigation galleries, this parameter will now also…


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  • 19
    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.


    • Some welcome tool user page creations were being attributed to admins rather than User:Wikia. Messages will still be signed with an admin's name, but will show under User:Wikia's contributions.

    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.

    • A Map's specific URL will redirect the user to the map's page on the wikia where it was created. Changes to the map will a…


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  • 25
    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.


    • Creating a page with the VisualEditor will no longer display a broken page title.
    • Inserting media using the VisualEditor on non-English wikias will no longer fail.
    • Making multiple source dialog edits in the VisualEditor will no longer cause some changes to be skipped.

    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.

    • Link suggestions will be added to the VisualEdito…


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  • 26
    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.


    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.

    • When a map pin is open, you will now be able move it off-screen when you pan away from it.
    • Newly created maps will have a background color set to try and match that of the map image's background.

    • We are currently looking into some issues with image caches not updating in a timely manner.
    • We are working on an issue tha…


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  • 28
    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.


    • The VisualEditor will now alert users again when they're about to close a tab with edits in progress.
    • VisualEditor edits that are prevented due to by spam filters will now show the correct error message.
    • The buttons to edit media and templates in the VisualEditor will no longer appear in the wrong position.
    • Wikia Maps will now be displayed as expected on Android 2.3 devices.

    Detailed CSS updates can be found at http://report.wikia.net - the diffs show changes to .css, .scss, .tmpl.…



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  • 16
    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.


    • Starting tomorrow with this release, Lua will be available upon request at Special:Contact.

    • Sliders will no longer display some images with big white borders and badly sized thumbnails.
    • A VisualEditor situation that caused some edits to fail to save, will be fixed.

    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.

    • 'Message Wall Greeting' namespace pages will be visi…



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  • 2
    Rappy 4187

    Changes in this week's release pertain only to the new Wikia Maps feature. You can read more about this feature here.

    The regular release cycle will resume next week.

    Questions? Comments? Feel free to leave them below. And if you have additional bugs to report, please send them to us via Special:Contact.

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  • 17
    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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