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  • DaNASCAT

    And.... we're back!

    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.

    This week's update is a bit light because of the holidays, but we'll be back in full force next week.


    • We're releasing some fixes to our new Mobile skin to remove some instances of overlapping content, and make it easier to view tables that are too wide for a screen. There may be some caching issues for the first 48 hours after this release, but they'll clear up if you purge the page. (To purge a page, just add ?action=purge to the end of any URL).
    • Links to article and blog comments in Special:WikiActivity were not leading the user directly to the comment,…

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  • Dopp

    Every year, we put feature development on hold for a few weeks in December and focus on planning for the new year. As a result, there will be no major releases until January. So in the meantime, please enjoy a sneak preview of our Wiki Community Holiday Card, created by our members. (The final card will be available soon, and we'll let you know where to find it!)

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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'll be releasing a new version of our mobile skin later this week, which will include your wiki's wordmark and navigation, as well as improved image placement and viewing tools. This will be the first in a series of improvements to our mobile interface.

    • The right rail in the editor was displaying below the content editing area for some versions of Firefox.
    • The transparency slider in Theme Designer was dislaying by default at 50%, instead of its actual default value of full opac…



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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.


    • Wikis using the new expanded navigation will now have a "Share" button next to "Contribute". Clicking the Share button opens a list of options for sharing that page, including via Facebook, Twitter, or Email. This list is hidden by default until the button is clicked.

    • We resolved some issues with the search field logic. Now, if you search for a pagename that includes the namespace, it should take you to that page; if you search for a pagename without a namespace, it will try to …


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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.


    • Image maps have been fixed after returning red error messages over the last week.
    • A number of logs (deletion logs, user rights logs, upload logs) wound up missing a few entries last week. We have resolved the issue so logs are complete moving forward.
    • Community-corner messages will once again accept wikitext after we fixed a bug from last week's release that included unrendered wikitext in the message bubble.
    • Images added via the "Add Photo" box on the right rail were not includin…

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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.


    • In response to many requests from our test wiki users, we've added a Greeting feature to Message Wall. This will allow you to post whatever content you'd like at the top of your wall (instructions, vacation announcements, etc). To add content to your greeting, visit the page, Message_Wall_Greeting:. The greeting will only display if there is content in it. (Reminder: We're still in early testing stages, but you can try out Message Wall at our Community Test Wiki.) (Update: This w…

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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.


    • On Monobook, we've fixed the layout of article comments.
    • Flickr images should now be pulled into wikis correctly via the Special:ImportFreeImages tool. Previously, links in the automatically-generating licensing template were leading to non-exist pages.
    • Wikis using the Google Maps extension were reporting that the editor interface to add a point to a map added text right-to-left.
    • User profiles (the header, not necessarily the wiki page itself) can now be edited on iPads and other …

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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 mentioned last week that something called Small Stuff Week was going on -- a week dedicated to small, high-priority fixes in our system. This week, we're excited to release a few of the things we worked on.


    • We've added a new feature to our Visual Editor which temporarily auto-saves your work as you are editing, just in case your browser crashes or you accidentally close the window before you hit save. If this happens to you, simply go back to the same page, click "edit," and y…

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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.

    This week our engineers have been busy working on Small Stuff Week, a week dedicated to working on minor bugs and requested design tweaks on a variety of our products. We will be updating you on the fruits of our labor there when the Small Stuff Week is completed.


    • Wikis that did not have the visual editor enabled had an extra vertical scrollbar appear because the editor window was slightly taller than the user's browser screen.
    • The Wikia bot that helps set up new wikis, User:Crea…

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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.


    • On wikis with the new navigation system, the search bar was missing on special pages using the AdminDashboard theme (ex. Special:RecentChanges).
    • Links in the profile header to Facebook, Twitter, and website were being rendered incorrectly in languages other than English.
    • When clicking on "Leave new message" on user talk pages, the editor box for adding the section headline was displaying the label "Edit Summary" versus the expected label of "Subject/Headline".
    • Bullets and numbers…

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