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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.


    • It's finally here! The redesigned editor will go live to all wikis as a permanent feature. Please leave comments and feedback directly on the blog post.

    • Special:Contributions would show the profile header of the user looking at the page, not of the user actually making the contributions on any page that required a URL (ex. http://community.wikia.com/index.php?title=Special:Contributions&limit=100&target=DaNASCAT).
    • We fixed a bug with the rating system in Wikia Labs. You can now …


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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.



    • Profile: "Chatmod" will no longer show if someone has both that right and "Admin"
    • The Wikia floating toolbar was occasionally hidden by Chrome and Firefox's status bar.
    • The "Find a Tool" search field in the Customize Toolbar was not returning any results and is now fixed.
    • There have been some more minor fixes on the New Wikia Editor: Preserving pasted text colour, IE8 aesthetics, and improving link formatting.



    • We've launched a new version of our LyricWiki app for Android and iPhone…




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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 profile redesign will be launching this week (probably Thursday).

    • Updates to the Admin Dashboard: the sidebar will be removed from Special Pages. Wiki navigation will be added back to the view, including "Random Page", the search box, and "Wiki Activity". The "back to dashboard" and "exit" links will be removed from the header to make space for these links (you can return to the dashboard by clicking on the Admin Dashboard title link or the tabs for general and advanced view…



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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.



    • The redesigned editor will now be the default editor on all new wikis going forward. The toggle will still be available in Wikia Labs for at least a couple of weeks before it goes live to all existing wikis. We're continuing to fix bugs, increase the speed of the editor, and look at all of your suggestions.

    • We're actively working through some of the bugs and issues that have been raised about the new Admin Dashboard release. For more info, and to discuss these issues, see Meigha…



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  • DaNASCAT

    This week's code release will be on Thursday instead of Wednesday of this week, due to some work we needed to handle on our servers. Below are some of the highlights of what will be included in the release.


    • The Admin Dashboard will be going live to all existing English wikis this week, as announced here. The Wiki Progress Bar will also appear on wikis that have less than 250 edits total. (Since it's a just-getting-started tool, it won't be added to more established wikis.) This release will also come with an easier way of viewing your wiki's statistics.

    • Some users were displaying incorrect Member Since dates on their profiles. This should now be fixed, so please let us know if it's not for you (and be sure to include a link).
    • Blog lists exper…


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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 releasing two improvements to our Theme Designer: the ability to have a fixed background image (already live!) and the ability to have a semi-transparent background (releasing Wednesday). Wikis that currently have a semi-transparent background image (via custom CSS) will need to update their configuration when the change goes live.

    • Last week, our Chat feature experienced some disconnection issues. The cause of these issues has been resolved. If you continue to experience t…



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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.



    • After a delay in the review process with Apple, the LyricWiki app is now live in the iTunes store for iPhone.

    • Section titles were sometimes missing from Preview window in the new editor redesign.
    • Digest messages for wiki founders were showing some database code instead of wiki names in some cases.
    • Search suggestions weren't handling namespaces properly.

    • The Search field on Community Central now searches Community Central by default (rather than all of Wikia).

    • In some new wikis, foun…





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  • Dopp

    Hey everyone! Our Iowa datacenter is back online much more quickly than expected, and our engineers have decided to push forward with our standard release. So here's this week's technical update...


    • We're continuing to fix bugs with the Editor Redesign (available for preview in Wikia Labs). This week, we've redone the Preview dialog so it more accurately displays content as it will appear on the wiki. We've also made some improvements to our notifications.
    • All of the section header style glitches that showed up late last week have been resolved. If you see any others, please let us know.

    • Old blog posts would suddenly display on the Popular Blog Posts module if you edited them to close comments. We've changed this behavior so editing an old blo…


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  • Dopp

    This week, our Iowa datacenter experienced outages as a result of a tornado. Our site and our servers are all fine (we have other datacenters just for this reason!), but as a result of the situation, we are delaying our usual weekly code release until next week. Our thoughts are with the community members of the surrounding areas as they recover from this natural disaster. For those who want to help, a local relief effort is managed by the city of Mapleton, Iowa (as a result of past tornados) here: http://www.mapleton.com/mapleton_tornado_relief.asp

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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.



    • LyricWiki mobile app is being released to the iTunes App Store this week. We've also released updates for both Game Guides and LyricWiki mobile apps.

    • We're continuing to fix bugs with the Editor Redesign (available for preview in Wikia Labs). This week, we've improved support for users with JS disabled, fixed a glitch with the "Preview mode" notice, and fixed an issue with edit conflicts. The missing "Back to Page" link will also start displaying again.
    • Navigation was having issu…



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