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  • 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.


    • We're releasing an updated style for image sliders for mobile devices.

    • When an article in the main namespace had the same title as a Category page, the Category page was displaying as the top search result in a search for the article title.
    • We have fixed some wrapping issues with how the search box interacts with the AdminDashboard pages.
    • Search was not returning correct results when the search query includes multi-byte characters.
    • Page Layout Builder tasks were still showing on Ad…


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  • Dopp

    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're adding the ability to zoom in on photos from the lightbox viewer on mobile devices.

    • Searching for a query that includes a namespace (example: "Template:Character") will now display pages from that namespace in the search results.
    • Page titles in search results were being truncated in some languages.
    • Special:WhatLinksHere was giving incorrect results, most notably for videos.

    • We're adding a preference that enables "go" search (clicking "search" will take you directly to an art…




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  • 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.


    • Significant updates to Chat (including a revamped kick/ban system) will be released to all English wikis. See our blog post for the full list of details.

    • Improvements to how the Visual Editor works in Google Chrome, with bug fixes to prevent extra code from being inserted into the article in some cases, and fixes to prevent some code from being stripped out in other cases.
    • The "Mark All As Read" link was not responding in the Notifications dropdown.
    • Thanks to the new and improved …


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  • Dopp

    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've added a Table of Contents to the tops of article pages on mobile, which is condensed by default. Just click the down arrow at the top of any page to expand it.

    • Special:WantedFiles and Special:WantedPages were showing different results from Special:Whatlinkshere
    • We are continuing to make improvements on mini-editor load times after discovering some causes of isolated lagging in the last few weeks.
    • The user toolbar was not "floating" with the user while scrolling down the page…



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  • Dopp

    Updates to How We Search

    April 26, 2012 by Dopp

    Wiki search is more than just a quick way to get to a particular page -- it’s also a tool for exploring, browsing, and discovering content. We know that the search tool is a critical component for any wiki, so we’re working hard to raise the quality of our search experience this year. You can expect more updates in the coming months as we adjust our interface and improve the technology behind our search results.

    To kick off this series of updates, we’re starting with two simple changes that may affect how you use the search field on your wiki:

    1) Exact match searches will now go to search results pages instead of to article pages.

    2) If an exact match article is available for a search, it will always be the top result on a search results page…

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  • 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.


    • Moved files related to the video migration were showing as contributions from IP addresses instead of from User:WikiaBot.
    • Top Ten Lists will now have a better description and alt-text when being shared to Facebook or Twitter.
    • The "show hidden categories" preference was missing from Special:Preferences; it will now appear in the "Under the Hood" section.

    • We're changing the way we handle extra-wide tables in our mobile skin. Previously, you'd need to click on the table to open in a…


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  • Dopp

    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've updated the commenting interface for mobile users to improve load time and make better use of the small viewing space. Replies are now condensed under top-level comments, and can be viewed in a modal when tapped.

    • Copying and pasting code into the Visual Editor while using the Chrome browser will result in cleaner text. Previously, CSS and other inline HTML elements would be included in the copy-and-paste, resulting in many odd looking .
    • Searching for images within the Galle…


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  • 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.

    It's a relatively quiet week this week...


    • Blog post listings were not updating with new posts within the usual cache time.
    • The "restore" button will once again appear when working with your favorite wikis list for your profile header.

    • The "Restore Edit" feature will be removed for this week while we try to diagnose and improve visual editor load time issues.
    • As a reminder, video files are in the process of being migrated to new URLs. For more detail, see our blog post.
    • Thanks to th…


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  • Dopp

    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 are now able to offer a minor but interesting new feature to wikis upon request. It is called "CategoryIntersection" and allows users to see easily a list of pages that belong to multiple categories. You can play with it here on LyricWiki. If your wiki would like to have it enabled, please request it via Special:Contact.

    • Imagemaps using external links will no longer throw errors that prevent the imagemaps from rendering.
    • Chrome users who were forced to log in after attempting…


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  • 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 mobile version of our site will now support logging in. At the moment, all you can do while logged in is leave comments under your username (well, that and log out...), but more exciting features are coming soon!
    • We're adding our new Mini Editor (which we also released last week for Message Wall) to Article Comments and Blog Comments. It will be available on Community Test and a few other wikis on Wednesday, and we'll roll it out to all English wikis soon after. The Mini Ed…


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