Wikia

Community Central

Create blog post

Wikia Technical Updates

Blog posts

  • Kirkburn

    Here are the latest technical updates at Wikia. Keep in mind that our system updates happen every Tuesday and Thursday - today's notes are for tomorrow's site update. Also note that we change hundreds of tiny details every week, so these are just the highlights.


    • Some general test wikias (used by our developers to test features and bugs) found their way onto search engine (e.g. Google) results. We have shown them the big pointy stick, and they are backing down - they shouldn't pollute normal searches in the future.

    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 classic editor's preview dialog will receive an update, to m…


    Read more >
  • Rappy 4187

    Here are the latest technical updates at Wikia. Keep in mind that our system updates happen every Tuesday and Thursday - today's notes are for tomorrow's site update. Also note that we change hundreds of tiny details every week, so these are just the highlights.


    • Page titles will no longer incorrectly line-break in the middle of words.
    • Unintended lines will no longer appear below bloglist and chat module headings.
    • Images shared from Wikimedia Commons will display correctly.
    • Changes will no longer be incorrectly attributed to an IP (127.0.0.1) during creation of a brand new wikia.
    • The subject of a followed page (watchlist) email resulting from an anonymous article edit will no longer be stuck in English for non-English users.

    Detailed CSS updates …



    Read more >
  • Kirkburn

    Here are the latest technical updates at Wikia. Keep in mind that our system updates happen every Tuesday and Thursday - today's notes are for tomorrow's site update. 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.

    • Lua modules will be able to loaded from the Wikia Developers Wiki using require("Dev:ModuleName") (as opposed to require("Module:ModuleName")) so you can now share reusable Modules using the Dev wikia.
      • Bonus note: mw.loadData( 'Dev:ModuleName/data' ) is also possible - more background on this method can be found here (along …

    Read more >
  • Kirkburn

    Here are the latest technical updates at Wikia. Keep in mind that our system updates happen every Tuesday and Thursday - today's notes are for tomorrow's site update. 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.

    • Dialogs taller than the available screen height will once again be scrollable - the classic editor's gallery dialog is a primary example.

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

    Read more >
  • Rappy 4187

    Here are the latest technical updates at Wikia. Keep in mind that our system updates happen every Tuesday and Thursday - today's notes are for tomorrow's site update. Also note that we change hundreds of tiny details every week, so these are just the highlights.


    • The 'Advanced' tab of Admin Dashboard will receive layout fixes.
    • A situation that could trigger an ad for logged in users when clicking external links 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.

    • This week, the 'weekly digest' and 'new blog post' emails receive a makeover! Additionally, emails about new blog posts will now be sent to users who are fo…


    Read more >
  • Kirkburn

    Here are the latest technical updates at Wikia. Keep in mind that our system updates happen every Tuesday and Thursday - today's notes are for tomorrow's site update. Also note that we change hundreds of tiny details every week, so these are just the highlights.


    • An issue that affected the automated account closure process will be fixed.
    • On mobile devices, an issue that prevented some videos from playing 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.

    • Forum thread titles will make better use of available space.
    • The alignment of interlanguage links will be improved.

    Questions? Comments? Feel free to leave them below…



    Read more >
  • DaNASCAT

    Here are the latest technical updates at Wikia. Keep in mind that our system updates happen every Tuesday and Thursday - today's notes are for tomorrow's site update. Also note that we change hundreds of tiny details every week, so these are just the highlights.


    • Certain forms of <youtube> tags will no longer cause article edits to fail.

    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 old 'Share' button (which appeared next to the 'Contribute' button) will be going away, since the new sharing options are live.
    • Special:ApiExplorer will have better coloring on dark theme communities. Thanks to the Volunteer Developers for this t…


    Read more >
  • Rappy 4187

    Here are the latest technical updates at Wikia. Keep in mind that our system updates happen every Tuesday and Thursday - today's notes are for tomorrow's site update. Also note that we change hundreds of tiny details every week, so these are just the highlights.


    • Category Exhibition will return!
    • Blog-related headings will be reduced in size, bringing them in line with other headings.
    • Notifications will receive some tweaks to help solve cases where notification labels and destinations did not match up.
    • Today, we rolled out a fix for the issue that was causing some users to run into 'session' errors, preventing them from editing or making other changes. If you are continuing to experience issues, please log out and log in again, then let us know…

    Read more >
  • Kirkburn

    Here are the latest technical updates at Wikia. Keep in mind that our system updates happen every Tuesday and Thursday - today's notes are for tomorrow's site update. Also note that we change hundreds of tiny details every week, so these are just the highlights.

    This week, there will be no Thursday release, as Poland (where roughly half our technical team are located) is celebrating Corpus Christi. However, tomorrow's release will still occur as normal, and our schedule will return to normal next week.


    • On forum board pages, the bottom of thread names will no longer be cut off on the Desktop XL site layout.
    • The search page 'Advanced' option will now show correctly on the Tablet Portrait site layout.
    • The Chat right rail module will no longer hav…

    Read more >
  • Kirkburn

    Here are the latest technical updates at Wikia. Keep in mind that our system updates happen every Tuesday and Thursday - today's notes are for tomorrow's site update. 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.

    • An issue that caused Chat to stop working for several hours earlier today has been fixed. The issue was due to socket.io failing to renew their security certificate, causing an important part of Chat to stop loading. This fix is already live.
    • YouTube videos can once again be added via the VisualEditor's 'Add Media' tool. T…

    Read more >

Around Wikia's network

Random Wiki